So sorry mate. The sharkskin wallet didn't turn out 100% to my liking, and I wanted to add another item (stingray cardholder), so I had to push things back a bit. I'll send you a PM when I get the giveaway thread posted up.
Just snagged this vintage leather and leather-lined tennis bag off ebay.
Hopefully going to restore it for my own use, then re-create the pattern and make another one for my dad out of French boxcalf or something exotic.
I bet half the interwebs has seen this by now, but might as well post it here for those who love briefcases...
matte American Alligator, solid brass hardware, French boxcalf lining, completely saddle-stitched by hand
Hi there. Natural veg-tan is a fairly straightforward material to source, but the price can change depending on a few things. For example, a natural, bookbinding quality goatskin is going to cost more than a run of the mill cowhide.
Goods like tanner and corter go for under $100 because they use no-frills cowhide, little to no edge finishing, and generally basic construction.
The wallet you linked to perfectly describes the above. For $255 for that wallet in a natural...