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Russian Reindeer Hip Pocket Wallet

A hip pocket wallet cut from 18th century Russian reindeer hides, a leather so rare that alligator is commonplace by comparison.

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 with two full length currency pockets, two half length pockets, and eight credit card/ID slots. 
  • 4" (10 cm) high by 4 1/2" (11.4 cm) wide folded.
  • 9 inches (23 cm) wide when open.

SKU: ASW-700424744022

Availability: Out of stock




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