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May 23, 2014
Having previously funded a successful Kickstarter campaign for his wooden "Sapling Wallet" (Below) John McConnell is back with the "Sapling Aluminium Series", which has a similar style to the UK based SLIM wallet, by SolidDesign.
So what is so different about John's new wallet?
Being able to use a shop and develop the Sapling Aluminum Series wallets himself rather then pay someone else to "stamp-out" a production run of the wallets has given John McConnell, the designer and manufacturer, the ability to be more creative with the design process of the wallets. During the prototyping phase of the Sapling Aluminum Series wallets John has come up with three different face types for the wallet to choose from. He's calling them, Stealth , Crosshatch, and Classic aluminum series.
Besides different face options to choose from there are also color choices of gold, black, and silver and even an option to get a custom name engraving on the wallets. Below is a picture of the custom engraved wallet that John sent me.
The wallet which has dimensions of 2.5" x 4" x 0.25" is machined from aluminum, bead blasted, and hard coat anodized to create a look that is both nice to look at as well as durable. The design with the elastic band allows the band to expand enough to hold up to 8 cards and also can act as a money clip to hold some cash.
The wallet was designed, prototyped, and will be produced in the USA by John himself. Doing so will allow him to see that all the different steps and processes of the manufacturing run smoothly.
John has already raised over 7,000 USD, beating his original goal. Thus you have 40 days to get on the bandwagon although you'll have the benefit of knowing that the project will be successful. You'll have to be quick though as it ends on Sat, Jun 7 2014.
Check out the projects Kickstarter video below for more information or click here to visit their page.
Which of John's wallets do you prefer? the original wood series or his new aluminium series? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.
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