The Carnegie Horsehide Wallet

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The Carnegie Horsehide Wallet is made from some of the toughest, hard to obtain leather available - full grain horsehide.  Prized for its tight grain structure and minimal stretch, horsehide is as durable as it comes.  Every hide has a distinct, natural color and is finished with care and pride in Chicago by Horween Leather.  They still use old-world, artisan tanning processes that they have perfected for more than 100 years.  The result is a leather that is incomparable.

Combine fantastic leather with expert craftsmanship and you get The Carnegie Horsehide Wallet.  Made for us by Coronado Leather in their San Diego workshop, the Carnegie is completely sewn by hand with Waxed Irish Linen Thread and the edges are finished 100% by hand by burnishing and antiquing them to a soft, natural appearance.  

The Carnegie is slightly thicker than your average thin leathered wallet, but it will flatten and soften very nicely with use.  The patina that will develop with use will make the wallet more beautiful with time.


Dimensions 4 ⅜" x 3 ½"

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The Carnegie Horsehide Wallet

Built in San Diego

Know Thy Goods

Built from 5 - 6 ounce full grain Horween® Horsehide Leather

Exclusively built in limited quantities

Hand marked key-lined details

Edges stained and burnished 100% by hand

6 card design with large billfold area

100% Hand-sewn with Irish Linen Thread

Made for Life Guarantee

Dimensions 4 ⅜" x 3 ½"

Philanthropist Extraordinaire

Andrew Carnegie was an American industrialist and steel magnate who became most well known for his philanthropic endeavors.  A series of wise investments and shrewd business deals eventually lead to the creation of the profitable Carnegie Steel Company, which he sold in 1901 to J.P. Morgan for $480 million.  He retired from business at that point and devoted the remainder of his life to philanthropy.  Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and many other enterprises and buildings were the result of his efforts.

Wealth was not the norm for Carnegie growing up.  Born of poor parents in Dunfermline, Scotland, Andrew quickly learned the value of hard work and persistence.  A voracious reader, Carnegie devoured books and learning to compensate for his lack of formal education and the result was a sound business mind capable of making precise and well thought out decisions.  This love of reading eventually led to the creation of many free Carnegie Libraries.  A true self made man, Carnegie epitomizes the scrappy entrepreneur and savvy businessman, but also humble philanthropist.

Inside Coronado Leather

Established in 1981 by Carol and Danny Laulom, Coronado Leather began with just two skilled sewers, a cutter and a handful of leather bags.  Carol and Danny began expanding the business in the mid 1980's.  Their sensitivity to market demand and attention to high craftsmanship lead to a tradition of excellence and commitment to quality that has crossed two generations.  Today, Coronado Leather has become a leader and innovator in premium-made leather gear. As evidenced in their products, Coronado has a strong passion for leather and the old art of real craftsmanship. Each product is built to be better and stronger than most of what is available today. Part of Coronado's core competency is the belief that true value in any product lies in design, materials and craftsmanship rather than price, and that is where they out pace their competitors.

Coronado's passion for leather, design and attention to detail is the driving force behind what they do today. Their styles and designs are classic, functional and straight-forward. They do not over-embellish products with hardware to hide stitching, they keep the focus on using the best leathers, the best designs and the best craftsmanship.  This ensures timeless designs that customers will be proud to own.

More than thirty-years after its founding, Coronado is still located in San Diego, California. In 2011, Coronado opened its new San Diego factory and leather-shop where many of its products are made. Their USA made products really are the best-of-the-best. With both modern and vintage leather machinery and a lot of hand-crafting, they continue to build some of the finest leather products found anywhere in the world. The Coronado Leather brand name remains synonymous with quality, style and innovation, with a broad line of highest-quality, handcrafted leather goods.

- Adapted from Coronado Leather's website


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