This whole Micarta project I've been on was bound to evolve and for some time I've wanted to produce some kind of everyday carry product of my own. Somewhere along the way, those two met in the tangled network I call a brain and the front pocket wallet was conceived. Everyone is in on the minimalist or front pocket wallet concept right now and of course they really always have been. I think the difference is, places like etsy and kickstarter have given regular people a place to put the generic slim wallet from the store to rest and turn it into what it's always wanted to be; a more personal handcrafted statement. For a long time I carried nothing more than a money clip with everything jammed in it. Over time though the edges of cards got worn and beaten. I switched to a simple leather card holder intended to be hung on a lanyard or key ring (in the pictures), but I used it in my front pocket. It's served me well ever since. But let's face it, you spend about five minutes on etsy and you've got five different versions of the same concept that you'd love to have. It's just like knives and flashlights - pretty soon you've got a collection. However, I haven't seen anything made of Micarta. And not just Micarta - DIY Micarta. Sure a couple pieces of some material cut by machine with an elastic band is cool and usable for $15. But what about something truly handmade. I could buy Micarta but I want to craft something and I think that's what it's all about.
|I could fit 7 cards in this one but everyone will be unique. I am shooting for roughly 1/4 inch of space inside and the overall width of the wallet is just under 1/2 inch.|
|The paper I used for the spacers is a sort of faded green color.|
|This shot demonstrates the size a little better. It holds all the things I carried in my leather wallet, but in a thinner and smaller overall package.|
|Another look at the thickness. Of course for those who want super slim I have other plans and even this style could be made to hold fewer cards.|
|And the whole thing just looks right in one's EDC rotation.|