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Russian Reindeer Tall Pocket Wallet

A jacket 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.
  • Features ten credit card pockets and three full height pockets.
  • 7" by 4" (18 cm by 10 cm)

SKU: ASW-700443984454

Availability: Out of stock




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