Whalet is a single piece of leather, laser cut, folded into shape, formed with steam vapor, and hand tethered with black oxidized rivets to create a card wallet.
It is made from horse skin.
One colour option is available - Black Sable, dark as Icelandic winter.
As with a fingerprint, the life of each horse, influenced by climate, geography, and behaviour creates a unique pattern and texture, ranging from a smooth to a wrinkled, and valleyed hide.
No two horses and no two Whalets are the same.
This item is produced in limited quantities.
WHALET is designed to hold 4-5 cards per slot.
The leather needs to be eased to accommodate them.
To do this, slide in one card at a time, easing the leather - it is designed to stretch to fit them.
This does not damage the object.
The back section is a larger third slot, spaced for fitting bills, either folded or open.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Shipping and Production
Whalet is now produced in Portugal, and shipped directly from the workshop they are made in, by courier.
We produce with The Last Conspiracy, a Danish company.
We want you to choose carefully and make sure this is something you want.
Consider the environmental costs before changing your mind.
This product, a Horse Skin Whalet, was originally made in 2010 in our studio in Iceland from chromium tanned Icelandic horse skin. To update this item for the year 2022, it is now made in Portugal by our partner The Last Conspiracy, a Danish brand, from regional vegetable tanned horse skin, laser beams and human energy.
The design has not been altered from the original version. The same legacy cutting file is used to drive the laser's servo mechanisms. Whalet is cut from a single piece pattern that a person folds into shape creating sleeves to hold the cards of identification and digitized or printed currency.
The edges are blackened from carbon as a result of the awesome power of the 100watt CO2 laser, focused through a German glass lens, at wickedly hot degrees celcius defined by a combination of power and speed. A lower power beam is used to engrave the object text.
Laser-burn aesthetic and olfaction featured strongly in the studio work during this period.
This is a wallet for a digital age currency, for cards, and bills.There is no coin section.