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Functional, But all the bug bites detract from the leather.
August 3, 2018
Just for an understanding here, I work at a Shoe Factory and my job is Grading Leather that comes straight from a tannery.
What I can say is that I like the design of the wallet and it suits me.
What I can't say is that your getting quality leather. Just for those new to this, When they talk about the grain of leather, a lot is about the durability and appreance of it. The crinkled splash of dark reds and browns ect... that occurs naturally on the leather. The strongest grain leather is going to come from the "back" and the weakest/loosest is in the "legs, belly, butt, and neck" of the hide.
Other considerations during grading and cutting usually refer to scars, hair cells, open holes, scratches, soft leather, and bug bites.
The pictures attached is the wallet I bought the Canyon Red. The leather while mostly full grain (probably cut closer to the mid way between back and belly, is full of bug bites (the little black dots everywhere, Visible next to the bend of the wallet.) and a few of them are open upon inspection. At least in shoe production Bug bites, open marks ect. Usually get used in pieces that are turned inside out or out of view as it detracts from shoes. for a 30 dollar wallet I would want a better quality control.
So functional, just not quality leather.