Saturday, December 9, 2017

WHISKEY LEATHERWORKS - The Making of a West Fork Wallet

For several months now Danny Earnest of Whiskey Leatherworks and I have been trading emails and phone calls talking about highlighting some of their work and products on The Fiberglass Manifesto.  When Danny messaged about sending a West Fork Wallet for my passport, I suggested that he chronicle the process through photographs to show what goes into their handmade pieces.

The completed West Fork Wallet arrived the other day and the excellence that you see in these photographs is even more evident in hand.  The Horween leather of this wallet should darken in color in the coming years and will certainly endure many miles and every adventure.  Thank you, Danny. 

Danny Earnest wrote...  "We started Whiskey Leatherworks in my workshop here in Missoula with the intention to build a belt.  We didn’t set out to build a name brand or become a well­-known leather goods company.  Our sole intention was to simply create a handmade leather belt, paired with a handmade buckle, both of which needed to be sourced in America and as local as possible.  

We wanted our belts to be rugged, yet refined, and reflect our affinity for the outdoors in the American West.  We wanted a belt that would take us from an upland hunt with our over­-unders, to sipping whiskey and swapping stories at the local distillery.  We wanted a belt our wives would love, our friends would admire, and our kids would inherit. We then turned that same level of attention to designing other lifestyle accessories that we actually needed in our lives. 

One item, several uses...  That was the inspiration behind our West Fork Wallet.  Not only is it great for trips abroad as a passport wallet, but it also serves as a note pad holder and large capacity wallet when being carried state-side.  Each wallet is individually traced, cut and stitched making this an accessory you will have for a lifetime.  Made of American-tanned brown Horween Chromexcel leather; is soft and beautiful from day one."

Each wallet is shipped with a Moleskine 5.5"X3.5" notebook.  Monogramming available as well.

Want a West Fork Field Note Holder/Passport Wallet of your own or gift to someone you know?  Now through December 15th, use discount code "TFM20" for 20% off.  Discount applies to West Fork Wallet orders only.  Orders placed by December 15th will arrive in time for Christmas.

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