Sportsman Card Holder – Oxblood Horween Shell Cordovan Edition


Sportsman Card Holder –  Horween Shell Cordovan Edition

Designed to compliment our Sportsman Mid Wallet, the Sportsman card holder is a compact, solution to carrying your cards and cash. Hand made in England from genuine Horween Shell Cordovan and lined with genuine Horween Chromexcel horsehide.

This folding wallet is closed with a simple tab and solid brass snap, and features four card pockets to the left inner face. The single pocket to the right inner face can accommodate folded notes or additional cards.

Dimensions of the Sportsman Card Holder when closed are 85mm (3.3”) x 100mm (4”).

Your wallet will arrive in a Barnes and Moore gift box, manufactured from recycled materials.

About the Leathers:

Constructed from genuine 4 – 5oz Horween Shell Cordovan leather, with Horween Chromexcel horsefront inner.

Shell Cordovan is renowned for its extremely hardwearing properties, and was originally manufactured by Horween in 1905 for use as razor strops due to its durability.

Considered to be the finest leather in the world, it is also one of the most sought after leathers in the world and in constant short supply as only limited quantities are produced.

The process the shells go through takes a total of 6 months, and is extremely labour intensive. Each equine hide is hung on frames and pit tanned using Horween’s own unique tanning solution, which includes tree barks and resins.  The hides are moved around regularly to ensure each hide is evenly tanned, then after 30 days they are removed and the hides ‘shaved’ by hand to reveal the ‘shell’ membrane. The shells are then pit tanned in stronger solutions for a further 30 days, to ensure both the outer and inner fibres are penetrated by tannins. The shells then undergo various processes for a further four months, including the ‘hot stuffing’ of various fats, oils and greases into the leather, and also hand polishing to achieve the high gloss the leather is famed for.

Shipping info

Your Barnes & Moore card holder is made by hand, however we will endeavour to ship it within 2 working days. We’re proud to offer free shipping to the UK and most major European destinations. Shipping to the rest of the world is £10.00 flat rate. Please use our shipping calculator to see if your destination qualifies for free shipping.