Full-grain Leather

If you’re looking for a wallet that can be passed down from generation to generation and eventually become a family heirloom, stick to full-grain leather. Full-grain leather is a piece of hide with the entire grain, or the top layer, still intact. In this case, “intact” means that the top layer, aside from hair removal, hasn’t been altered.

Full grain allows moisture and oils to continue to be absorbed, promoting the leather’s development of a beautiful patina as the product ages. It is also the most durable and long-lasting of all the grades.

With the full-grain intact, most items crafted from full-grain leather will maintain any original scarring and blemishes, making for higher quality in the leather industry. More imperfections make for more authentic and valuable leather.