Travel Cribbage Board

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Wrapped in fine, hand-dyed vegetable-tanned leather and secured with an antique brass closure, this Travel Cribbage Board is one of the smallest cribbage boards on the market.

This small board was inspired by the pocket games carried by soldiers in WWII. It is perfect for anyone who appreciates a fun card game on the go. It is lightweight and made to fit in your bike bag, briefcase, camping gear, or pocket.

The 60-point, laser-engraved board comes complete with four solid copper pegs, two black and two red, which store safely inside an inset brass tube and secured with a  premium grade cork plug.

This is a celebrated and top selling product, great for the classic game connoisseur!

Your Travel Cribbage Board may not look exactly as pictured here. Real leather is a natural material, so every hide has unique characteristics that individually personalize each product. Each piece of leather is distinctive in its color, grain, and markings, which may include scars, mars, or blemishes that are a natural part of the cow's life and a sign of the high quality of the leather.

Dimensions: When closed: 2" x 3 7/8" x 3/8" thick and weighs in at 1.2 ounces

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Travel Cribbage Board

Built in Portland, OR

Know Thy Goods

-Birch plywood

-Hand-dyed vegetable-tanned leather

-Brass hardware

-Premium cork closure

-Solid copper pegs

-Dimensions: When closed: 2" x 3 7/8" x 3/8" thick and weighs in at 1.2 ounces

A Little History

Cribbage was invented in the early 1600s by Sir John Suckling, an English courtier, poet, gamester and gambler. It derives from the earlier game of Noddy. Originally the five card game was played where only one card was discarded to the crib by each player. Now the six card game is more popular with two cards each being discarded to the crib.

During World War II, Cribbage became a traditional game for American submariners to play while passing the time on patrol for Japanese ships.

In 1943, the famous sub U.S.S. Wahoo was beginning a dangerous patrol 10 miles north of Shantung Promontory in the Yellow Sea. Waiting for action, the legendary captain "Mush" Morton played Cribbage with executive officer Richard H. O’Kane. He dealt him a "Perfect 29" hand! The superstitious crew felt the 29 was a strong omen of good fortune for the patrol, and indeed it was. After the hand, the lucky cards were signed by witnesses and saved for posterity.

About Walnut Studiolo 

Necessity is the mother of invention!

Portlander Geoffrey Franklin started Walnut Studiolo in October 2009 when he found himself needing durable, beautiful leather accessories for his bicycles. As an avid rider and active north westerner, he was inspired to create products he had not been able to find on the market. His background in design and degree in architecture from the University of Oregon, along with his passion for traditional mediums, have driven his product line and produced unique and functional products that are highly sought after.


His first product was a leather u-lock holster. He followed that with handlebar wraps, and next up was a portage strap for carrying his bike. He then began working one-on-one with customers to design custom products. One such item was a polo mallet holder. They sold a few here and there for several months until inspiration struck! Geoff realized the mallet holder could be used to strap a 6 pack to his bike! He re-listed the item on Etsy as a “Six-pack Frame Cinch.” Oregonians do love their beer, so word spread quickly. After favorable press from several websites and blogs, the company’s growth was rapid.

The company has now expanded from just bicycle accessories to producing interior design products, several beer and wine products, and travel-sized games, just to name a few. They also still accept custom work orders.

Geoff and his wife Valerie grew the business into a full-time occupation, quitting their other jobs in 2011. The company hired its first additional employee in 2013.

Geoff says the company’s mission is, “To design durable, unique, and functional (awesome) products that we want to use ourselves and that are:

  1. Hand-tooled in Portland, OR
  2. Made out of durable natural materials like leather and wood
  3. Sourced with an emphasis on local-made and USA-made suppliers
  4. Produced using environmentally responsible methods and materials.”

Walnut Studiolo has received much praise and many local awards, as well as a nomination for the 2015 Martha Stewart American Made Crafts Awards.

If you are looking for a quality handmade product, Walnut Studiolo is a local company with functional solutions to everyday problems. They are inspired by old world aesthetic and put heart and craftsmanship into each product.


Leather Built is a collection of the highest quality leather goods, all 100% made in the USA. We have searched the country for the very best shops and craftsmen and bring you samples of their finest work here. All our products are backed by a 50 year guarantee.

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