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A Premium Leather Wallet crafted by hand in America using Red Wing Leather and Guaranteed for Life. #jointhemvmnt

Before this Nation was founded She faced plenty of challenges. A much weaker and less experienced country with the odds clearly stacked against Her. Her most defining moment was when instead of taking the easy road and settling for the status quo, she stood up and fought for what she believed in, and won.

Now America has fallen to a place where outsourcing and poorly made products flourish. Manufacturers are squeezed so tightly on price that it's nearly impossible to make products that prioritize quality over cost. Now, not unlike a time in America's past, it is time for us to start a Revolution. It's time for us to show eachother that we haven't lost appreciation for goods of the utmost quality. Goods that start by first and foremost focusing on quality, design, and value. 

I founded Ball and Buck to create products like this. Products that are the best of what America can offer, and are therefore the best in the world. Join me today by standing behind what you believe in.  Join me today to ensure that we don't completely lose the art of craftsmanship that this country was founded upon. Join me in this revolution. #jointhemvmnt

This Kickstarter project is created to fund the production The Perfect Wallet, a minimalist wallet for real men. By combining amazing leather from Red Wing, MN with the best craftsmanship in the USA we have created a wallet like none other. The design is as functional as it is light and thin. It's able to fit as much or little as you need. 

Manufacturing Plan: At this time we have purchased the cutting dies, thread, heat stamps, and an initial order of leather.  These are all the materials needed to make the first run of wallets.  In order to raise the capital to manufacture the wallets we need Kickstarter's help to raise 10k.  If successfully funded we will create the wallets based on the number of backers per color and fulfill the orders from our offices in Boston, MA.

By making your pledge you are supporting a completely Made in USA product that you can believe in. At a pledge level of $48 you are rewarded with your very own Perfect Wallet which will have a retail price of $88 if funding is successful.  Thanks in advance for your support and let’s go create some American Jobs!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

As a repeat creator we know there is always the potential for unexpected snags. In this project we already own the cutting dies and have a strong working relationship with our team of craftsmen in MN. In the event that there is an above expected amount of support for this project, there is a possibility that we will experience delays in both getting the leather needed and having capacity at the workshop to product all the units in the current delivery timeline. Although that could delay the delivery timeline, every backer of this project will absolutely receive their Perfect Wallet in a timely fashion.

FAQ

  • Simply put: You Get What You Pay For

    Even though we could have saved a considerable amount of money using less expensive materials like elastic and rubber, we used the absolute best materials we could find - impeccable full grain leather from Red Wing MN. At Ball and Buck we guarantee all of our products for life so as a customer you aren't just buying something you're actually starting a relationship with our brand. With that philosophy we didn't want to you to purchase a product that could fall apart after less than a year - its simply not in our DNA.

    When it comes to The Perfect Wallet, the more you use it the better it feels and works. Natural leather wears to a beautiful patina and stretches just enough to accomodate what you need no more and no less.

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  • As we all know, all rubber and elastic material deteriorates over time. The time that it takes to fall apart depends on how often the rubber or elastic cycles (meaning stretches and contracts). In the case of a wallet that is used on average 10+ times a day, the cycles are extremely high. this results in the failure of the elastic/rubber pieces very quickly lending a wallet that cannot serve the purpose for which it was built. We didn't want you to buy a product that you you would become unsatisfied with in short time.

    I have had mine in full use for over a year and the way the leather wears is absolutely amazing. Its actually rare for me to pull the wallet out and not have someone comment on it.

    Long story short - Elastic/Rubber = looses functionality over time | Full Grain Leather = mantains functionality and gets more beautiful with wear

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  • See the photo here: http://c.rwh.im/image/2w2C1x092m2e

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  • Width: 4in

    Height: 2 7/8in

    Thickness: .197in

    Weight: .8oz

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    Early Adopter Special: Limited Edition Orange Stitching on The Perfect Wallet in your color of choice: Brown, Tan, Red Maple, or Black

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    Double Down - Two Perfect Wallet's in your choice of color: tan, brown, red maple, & black. Get one for yourself, and one for your co-worker, friend or family.

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    Three Musketeers - Three Perfect Wallet's in your choice of color: tan, brown, red maple, & black. One for you, two for your best friends.

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