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Regal Billfold - Horween Shell Cordovan - Natural

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Here is our popular Regal billfold, offered in luxurious Horween Shell Cordovan leather. This leather is absolutely legendary among fine leather collectors. Here are some words about Shell from the tanner:

"Genuine Shell Cordovan is the art of tanning at its finest. More than just a color, it is a very specific leather, from a particular part of a horsehide. The irregular oval shaped shells are tanned, stuffed, shaved, and then polished – a process taking at least six months. Each shell is slowly steeped in gentle vegetable liquors. The shells are genuine hot stuffed then slicked onto glass frames to dry. Each shell is hand curried and shaved by highly skilled artisans to expose the shell. Dyes are hand rubbed on for a deep aniline finish. Finally, the shells are hand glazed to achieve the rich, glossy look and feel prized by fine craftsmen."

This leather ages amazingly and will develop an amazing patina with use. Also due to the unique nature of the hide it will not crease or wrinkle like other leathers. This billfold also features beautiful Acadia leather inside. It has been hand stitched with Maine waxed cord. It features 4 dedicated card pockets inside and a space for cash. We recommend carrying 4-8 cards max in this piece.

Color is "natural" per Horween description. It is a nice golden brown and will darken and become more golden over time. Small surface imperfections and "scratches" are normal and to be expected. As your patina develops, scratches and imperfections eventually blend in. This is all part of what brings unique character to leather goods over time.

Photos are of the exact piece you will receive. Proudly made entirely by hand in the USA.