First time working with Cordovan leather, and what a fabulous leather it is.
Purchased online from Leathermania (payment via Amazon) and what a wonderful leather it is.
Made in Japan by Shinki Hikaku , in Himeji, Hyogo. An area that has many tanneries and good leather companies.
As it is rather small (and expensive), decided to make a business card holder. The Cordovan was used for the exterior and main pocket.
Result is quite good, I could improve the side and how it closes, but overall the result is great.
I need to make a decision if I take another step improving my Leather Craft skills, or just continuing what I am doing now.
Do I make products only to myself, or do I start producing more leather products as presents to friends an family.
Already made a decision I will never try to sell, but for me the biggest difference is wether I continue to buy leather from Tokyu Hands or similar, or do I invest more money and buy better (and more expensive) leather.
Considering buying from Kyoshin . Seems like they have a good product in a reasonable price.
It started when I attended an event and went with a casual bag which did not fit and I felt I really “need” to have a leather casual bag.
Basic design was taken from a book, but I kept changing it. The cover was changed since I found an interesting leather at Seiwa, Tokyu Hands Shibuya. Another change was using a magnet rather than a strap.
Can’t see in the photos, but I also made a should strap for the bag. It was so easy, it made me think of making my own belts and straps.