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USA-made, benchcrafted, single piece of leather, NO THREAD STITCHING. Rhodesian Ridge Back Tested --- American Bench Craft
American Bench Craft was founded by two
brothers with one goal: to make a better wallet. They created The Hammer Riveted Wallet, and today, they are living the American Dream, designing and manufacturing leather
goods in their own old-school workshop.
American Bench Craft was founded by two brothers with one goal: to make a better wallet. They created The Hammer Riveted Wallet, and today, they are living the American Dream, designing and manufacturing leather goods in their own old-school workshop.
378 backers pledged $19,372 to help bring this project to life.

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Hammer Riveted Wallet

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** Hammer Ridge is now AMERICAN BENCH CRAFT **

OUR MISSION --- ACHIEVED THROUGH SIMPLICITY

MISSION: QUALITY AND DURABILITY

Simple products are more durable. Less parts equals less susceptibility to failure. Our wallet is made from a single piece of leather and held together with metal fasteners. No thread stitching. Built-To-Last.

MISSION: AMERICAN JOBS

Our simple design concept allows us to manufacture right here in the USA, and we are able to utilize chronically underemployed populations. 

MISSION: ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

The lasting durability of our products minimizes waste and our simple consolidated manufacturing process reduces our carbon footprint.

MISSION: SCALABILITY

Simplicity enhances the scalability of our mission, allowing us to manufacture our products on a large scale and spread our mission to the world.

A WALLET THAT IS BUILT-TO-LAST

Wallets take a beating with everyday use. They fall apart because they are made of multiple pieces of leather that are stitched together at the seams.   

We eliminated thread stitching and made our wallets from a single piece of premium leather held together with metal rivets. (Patent Pending).

SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE

The Hammer Riveted Wallet is a slim minimalist design with plenty of room to hold the essentials. It is made from premium vegetable-tanned leather that gives it a luxurious feel with dependable strength and durability.


WALLET CAPACITY

This wallet is a minimalist design that holds A LOT of stuff --- See Video Below

TESTING -- PROVEN DURABILITY

Our team consists of current military members who understand that Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines live and operate in some of the harshest environments in the world. Therefore, we sent prototypes of our products overseas to test their durability and so far they've held up great!

SO HOW AMERICAN ARE WE?

  • Our leather is made from U.S native steer hide and it is tanned in Pennsylvania
  • Our leather is die-cut in Massachusetts
  • Our products are handcrafted in Massachusetts
  • Our packaging is made in Massachusetts.
  • Our products are packaged in Massachusetts
  • Our Rivets come from an American supplier BUT they are made overseas --- we have been trying to find American-made rivets in the size and style that we need, but so far we have been unsuccessful. If anyone knows of an American manufacturer that makes small double cap rivets, please let us know!

REWARDS

THE SCRAP BRACELET

In the spirit of sustainability, we are minimizing waste by using as much of our materials as possible; even our scrap leather. The Scrap Leather Bracelet has a signature center rivet and holes punched all the way around so that it is adjustable to any wrist size. It is a simple product that makes a bold statement. Wear this bracelet to support our mission and our efforts towards environmental sustainability. (Color Option:  black, brown, or red leather; silver, black or gold rivets)

THE WALLET

Handcrafted from the finest vegetable-tanned leather. (Color Options: black, brown, or red leather; silver, black, or gold rivets). Each wallet will come with a certificate of authenticity identifying it as a first production run Hammer Riveted Wallet. 

THE WOMEN'S RIVETED CARDHOLDER

Two Pockets that Easily Fit 3-5 Cards and Cash
Two Pockets that Easily Fit 3-5 Cards and Cash

This elegant yet durable cardholder is the perfect accessory for carrying a few cards and cash wherever you go. It is made with the same concept of design: a single piece of premium leather, secured with metal rivets, no thread stitching. (Color Options: Red, Black, or Brown Leather; Silver, Black, or Gold Rivets)

SPECIAL EDITION WALLET

We would like to recognize our extra-generous supporters with special edition wallets. These wallets will be the first wallets made. They will be hand-numbered and they will include a personalized stamp on the inside of the wallet. They will be delivered June 2014 (1 month earlier than the scheduled July 2014 delivery date).

*** You will be contacted at the end of the Kickstarter Campaign for your Reward color option choices.

OUR TEAM

Our team consists of a determined group of professionals committed to bringing this vision to life.

The team is headed up by two brothers: Jason and Chris Angelini. Jason has a degree in mechanical engineering. He is a soldier in the Army National Guard and he is leading the design efforts for this unique product line. His brother Chris, has a very different background with experience in marketing, search engine optimization and business management. Together, their skills set a strong foundation for building this company into a trusted and recognized brand.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

"Movements are not started by leaders, they are started by the first followers."

We need your support to prove that people are ready to demand a higher standard for the products they use and carry everyday. Your support will bring affirmation to our vision and your orders will allow us to fulfill minimum order quantities for our first line of production.

If we meet our goal, we will be able to put our first product, the wallet, into production. Help us exceed our goal and we will be able to bring a whole product line to the market with a variety of products that hold true to our unique concept of design. We have several other ideas and prototypes that we are excited to introduce to the world.

A Sneak Peak at Some of Our Working Prototypes
A Sneak Peak at Some of Our Working Prototypes

OUR PRODUCTION PLAN

We have established relationships with all our manufacturing and supply partners and we have worked hard to understand their capabilities and ensure that they can meet our production needs. Upon the successful completion of our Kickstarter campaign, we will immediately place the order for materials and get the first line of production underway.

Predicted Timeline

Wait 20 days for funds to clear

3 weeks to order tools and materials

6 weeks for production and Quality Assurance checks

2 weeks for packaging and shipment

Send Off! We expect to start shipping in July 2014


TORTURE TESTING (Added At The Request Of Our Backers)

I put peanut butter inside a Hammer Riveted Wallet and gave it to my Rhodesian Ridge Back puppy to chew on for an hour. When she was done with it, the wallet did not look pretty (as you can see in the picture), but it is important to note that she was not able to rip it apart. The wallet still holds its shape and is entirely functional. Also notice that her teeth never punctured the leather. This leather really is as tough as it gets. I do not however recommend giving your wallet to your dog as a chew toy.

Risks and challenges

Our greatest challenge will be getting the word out and convincing Kickstarters to help bring our vision to life. There are so many great projects out there and it is all about reaching people directly and getting them to check out our campaign. To accomplish this, I am asking friends, family, blogs and anyone who believes in what we are trying to do, to help us spread the word.

Once the funding is in place, our challenge and focus will be on fulfilling our initial orders. There is always risk with high volume production, especially when it comes to the availability of labor and materials. Fortunately, we have great confidence in the capabilities of our suppliers and manufacturers and they have assured us that they can meet our demands. Most importantly though, we will keep an open line of communication with our supporters and followers and they will know exactly where we are throughout the process.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
WE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN!

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