Overdap Minimalist Wallet: Bringing Wagyu Leather to light!

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Made in Japan! Taking leather created from Japanese Black Wagyu cows and tanned by professionals, a minimalist wallet for everyone

INSTERRA Co

2021.7.27

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Made in Japan! Taking leather created from Japanese Black Wagyu cows and tanned by professionals, a minimalist wallet for everyone

INSTERRA Co

2021.7.27

Created in Tatsuno City, Hyougo Prefecture, The Overdap Minimalist Wallet is a luxury minimalist wallet made from Japanese Black(a type of cow) tanned cowhide.

While it may be compact, it’s not something to be shunned. It can still hold your cards, bills and a small amount of change.

As the world moves to a more cashless society, this is perfect to help that transition. It’s hard to move to a completely cashless lifestyle at the moment, this wallet helps you to move to a “near-cashless” lifestyle. But please don’t worry for those that still wish to carry notes and change, there is still room for these in the wallet.

With that in mind, we feel that the main strength of this wallet is it’s ability to change, based on your needs, due to how we have created it to split in two or come together.

When it comes to a wallet, what is it that you wish for?

Whether it be the return to the use of notes and change, or you are more inclined to the use of cards that the world is moving towards, this wallet can match your needs. That is the vision we had when we created the Overdap.

 

The demand for a smaller wallet for those that wish to join this cashless movement has grown, but as we look to create goods for these people, the wallet becomes simpler in design, and loses some of the functions that some people want.

While this downsizing may be unavoidable, we wanted to focus on a couple of things. 

While making the wallet smaller, we want it to still be useful with a lot of functionality. To change the way people use wallets. To create a wallet that many can love due to its design and the materials used. 

With these things in mind, we came to the design of creating a wallet that can separate, with a minimalist style, but still that has an ease of use. 

 

 

The Overdap main function that puts it above other normal wallets on the market is its unique function, the function to split into two wallets, or to join to become a slightly larger one. This let you make one compact wallet, become two!

 

This function lets you split the wallet into two sections, a note and card case and a wallet for your change and small items. 

Change your wallet depending on your needs, letting you decide what you carry around, for example: 

  • When you need just a card and maybe some notes, you can make it slimmer to put into a dress shirt or suit top pocket.
  • When you want to take off a piece of jewellery and keep it safe.
  • When you want to go out and need to make sure you have space for various change and cards.

Or any other situation you can think of!

 

 

Find your own way to use the Overdap!

As the world moves on slowly to a cashless society, the day when change is removed is more than likely coming.

Even if this happens, and you don’t need to use the change portion as much, you can find new ways to use it! 

 

While the Overdap is small, it can still hold its own as a wallet. You can put more than enough money and cards in without the wallet becoming too full. We had one of our team use the wallet and try it out. 

When they used the wallet they told us it can hold at the same time:

 

6x Cards (1 card pocket can hold 2 cards) 

17x banknotes

2x 500 yen coins / 50 cent coins / 2 Euro coins

20x 100 Yen Coins / 10 Cent Coins / 1 Euro Coins

1 Key 

 

Now this employee is firmly on the side of using cash, so in comparison to other users, the amount that he put into the wallet is on the high end. 

For most people the space in the Overdap is more than enough! 

 

Of course you can use the small pouch as a coin and valuables pouch, but one of our team actually surprised us, and told us they were using it as a pocket for their tiny sized phone which in turn was being used as a portable wifi. There are various ways that you can use it! 

※The phone that was used was a small 3.6 inch phone that measured about 106.2x53.4x8.6 (mm)

We also recommend you using it to carry your wireless headphones! It can sometimes be hard to find them when you put your headphones in your bag, so with this you can always be sure where they are. 

When you’ve separated the two sides of the wallet, you can even use the special slot for attaching the wallets together as a earphone carrier!

As well as this, you can use the ring part to attach a special keyholder or loss prevention tag. 

 

The Overdap Wagyu Wallet can be used by many different people in many different ways. 

Separate or join together on a whim depending on the situation.. 

Put one in your pocket and the other in your jacket. 

Attach your favourite keychain or the specially made keyholder. 

Live your life your way, and let the Overdap Wagyu Wallet suit your needs!

 

Using the amazing abilities of craftsmen in Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture, combined with nationally produced Japanese Black Cowhide

Tatsuno City in Hyogo Prefecture has for many many years, been known as a leather producing town. 

This is due to several factors:

  • A temperate climate thanks to the Seto Inland Sea that has little rain, allowing for natural sun drying. 
  • A beautiful source of water, both the Ibo River and Hayashida River, that are used for the enormous amount of water that is needed to tan the leather.
  • The ease of access to salt that is extremely vital to the storing of raw hide, that can be taken from the Seto Inland Sea.

Because of these factors, the best leather possible can be created, and has put Tatsuno City on the map as one of the worlds best leather producers! 

 

As well as this, the people of the area are well known to be extremely polite people, putting this politeness before anything else, and this extends to the tanners in the area, who are extremely talented and produce some of the best leather in Japan. 

Japanese Black Cowhide Leather

The cowhide has a wide feel to it, with a texture akin to it having oil still on it. 

The leather made from Japanese Black cowhide is both thick and tough, and is extremely durable. 

When made to be thinner, these properties are kept, meaning that even when making something small, it is still durable and tough. 

That is why the Overdap Wagyu Wallet makes use of this amazing leather, taking advantage of the merits, letting us make a small but extremely durable wallet. 

As well as this, the leather that is made only comes from cows that have been used to create meat for consumption, meaning that none of the cow is wasted, making their life meaningful. 

 

The leather that is made is only possible due to factors mentioned before. The soft water of the nearby rivers that are high quality, as well as the “Wildness” of the Japanese Black Cowhide, comes together to create a velvet like leather. 

Making a piece of leather that can last through the years, even when affected by humidity and temperature, is extremely difficult, however the leather that is made is always of the highest quality, thanks to the amazing abilities of the leather tanners of Tatsuno, and their ever-undying dedication to making the best leather. 

A Wild Texture

When comparing the Japanese Black to the Holstein species, you can feel a wild-like texture in the leather. 

The fine texture of the Holstein leather is nice, but the Japanese Black’s hide has a rough untamed feel to it, creating a unique piece of leather. 

As well as this, as the leather is made from cows that would be made into wagyu steaks and so on, the fat content of the cows are high, and therefore the content of oil is also quite high in these pieces of leather. 

This is what gives Japanese Black Cowhide leather its glossy feel to it. 

When it gets cold, new leather may get stiff and turn a little white, but after using it, the oil content keeps the leather looking glossy and gives it a beautiful shine. 

 

Change over time property of the Overdap Wallet

We compare a wallet that one of our project members have been using for a while with a completely new version. 

You can see that the leather and the brass have changed colour, becoming even more stunning. 

As the leather itself contains natural oils, our employee didn’t need to use any oils or so on to bring this colour out. 

 

As well as this, as they put the wallet in the pocket, over time it has become slightly thinner. 

This will help to make the Overdap Wagyu Wallet fit to the user even more. 

 

The legacy of the cows life carries on

As the leather we use is all natural, colour variation, scars, tracks from blood vessels, and insect bites are all visible on the wallet. 

This in particular is true for the bitemarks, as the fat rich hide is great nutrition for the insects that would bite the cows often.  

This is proof of real cowhide, and means that the cow's legacy lives on. 

Japanese Black Cowhide Leather is special in retaining that wild feel to it.

There are no two wallets that are the same, meaning that each one we make allows for a different cow’s life to have different meaning. 

We hope that you keep this in mind when using the Overdap Wagyu Wallet.

 

Using the amazing Leather craftsman in Osaka to make an amazing wallet

While we use Tatsuno City Leather Tanners to make the cowhide into leather, we use amazing craftsmen in Osaka to make the leather into the wallet.

Each Overdap Wagyu Wallet is made from scratch, starting from the cutting of the leather, to sewing and creation, with expert precision.

 

The Overdap Wagyu Wallet therefore comes from the skilled hands of craftsmen who’s skill has been cultivated over the years.

Therefore each process of the creation of the Overdap Wagyu Wallet is finished to perfection, while thinking of the customer who’s hands it will fall into. 

With this in mind, the crafters are extremely strict on quality control, allowing only the finest wallets to be sold. 

The leather used is from Japanese Produced, Japanese Black Cowhide. 

The metal fittings are made from high quality brass. 

With both of these materials, they age in a special way that increases the appeal as the wallet ages. 

You are able to choose from two different colours with this project. 

You can choose from the original Black colour or Brown colour variation. 

 

【Black】

The Japanese Black species of cow obviously has the name black in it, and was the first colour that we came upon when making the wallet. 

This amazingly deep black is beautiful in its own right, and matches any scene but in particular, it gives a high class feel that suits a business scene. 

What’s more many leather product users seem to go for the black versions of a product, so it’s a perfect match for them. However, it’s a useful colour to match any wardrobe!

 

【Brown】

While the name of the species of cow is Japanese Black, there are actually brown coloured cows. 

The brown colour is similar to that of a coffee bean. 

The aging of these brown leathers are also different and unpredictable, and watching them do so is interesting to say the least. 

It is a rather subtle colour, which lets people that don’t want to appear too formal give off a different type of atmosphere. 

 

【Size】

Joined wallet

W9cm×H7cm×D2.7cm

Card and Note case

W9cm×H7cm×D1.2cm

Coin and Valuables case

W9cm×H6cm×D1.5cm

【Storage Capacity】

Card Pockets x3

Change Pouch

Banknotes Slit

 

Comparing the wallet to other items

With the picture below we hope that you can gauge the size of the Overdap wallet!

Introducing the returns

・The Overdap Minimalist Wallet

Available in Black Or Brown

Early Bird returns are available for the first backers, with a special discount available! 

 

Exclusive for Kickstarter

Backers here on Kickstarter will be able to get an extended chain that will allow you to keep your wallet connected to you at all times.

When it comes to paying the bill, don’t worry about reaching in to your back or fumbling in your pocket and pay with ease! 

The chain is made of stainless steel, so it is great for most that have metal allergies as this doesn't affect many that do. 

 

・The Overdap Specially made Keyholder

Available in Black or Brown

Made from the same material as the Overdap Wallet, this is a special looped keyholder. 

Put your belt through the loop, or attach to your bag and feel safe in the knowledge that your keys are just a moment away. 

 

We hope that you take the chance to get the Overdap Wagyu Wallet through this Kickstarter and take advantage to get the exclusive Belt Loop Keyholder, which we don’t intend to sell to the general public! This is one of the only times to get this special keyholder. 

The creators of this project!! 

BROOKLYN LC×INSTERRA

 

INSTERRA

INSTERRA is a travel fashion and as well as specialising in miscellaneous goods. 

Using everyday goods, we look to bring about change, helping to create peace and making a beneficial contribution to society. 

While we are with this project looking to show off the amazing work of the leather producers of Tatsuno City, we also look to promote the weavers of the Banshu Area (another area of Hyogo Prefecture) as well as the producers of Hinoki Cypress. As well as this we look to bring to the forefront, a variety of new and upcoming artists, especially those that give an air of uniqueness. 

We hold various pop-up stores and look for amazing new ways to bring traditional crafting to the modern age, particularly for travellers. 

 

BROOKLYN LC

BROOKLYN LC are a leather crafting company that makes everything from scratch, from the pattern, to the sewing and joining of the leather, one by one thanks to the abilities of their amazing leatherworkers. They look to create the extraordinary in ordinary everyday goods. 

The owner became enchanted with leather products after coming into contact with items from Redmoon and Goro's products, which were beautiful to touch, and had amazing smells associated with them. 

With these two sensations in mind,  BROOKLYN LC was created, with a policy of making these two sensations, the touch of the leather and the smell of the leather being of upmost importance. If the goods didn't satisfy the CEO, they wouldn't be sold. This makes the quality of the products from BROOKLYN LC being of the highest standard. 

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Choose from either Black or Brown!

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