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Russian Reindeer Credit Card Case

A credit card case cut from 18th century Russian reindeer hides, a leather so rare that alligator is commonplace by comparison. A fascinating conversation piece, the case will always ensure that you have something to talk about when handing out business cards.

In 1973, divers off England's Plymouth Sound found the wreck of an eighteenth century brigantine that sank in 1786 with a cargo of reindeer hides. They had been cured in baths of rye or oat flour and yeast, hand embossed with a varied cross-hatching before being soaked in wood liquor, hand curried and then soaked in seal oil and birch tan oil. This leather is literally a piece of history, and once it is gone, it is gone forever. Russian Reindeer is exclusive to G.J. Cleverley through their relationship with the Prince of Wales.

  • Hand made in London by G. J. Cleverley.
  • Features eight card pockets and one full width pocket.
  • 4 1/4" by 3 3/4" (11 cm by 9 1/2 cm)
SKU: ASW-700443984447

Availability: Out of stock




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