"Ask any welder, woodworker, or tailor where their products are most
likely to fail," writes craftsman Noah Lambert. "They'll point to the weld, the joint, or the seam—anywhere two pieces of material are fastened together."
It's for that reason that Lambert makes his Uni-Fold Wallets by folding a single piece of leather and stitching it shut with just two seams. Part of the growing movement of American handmade goods, the wallet's material is sourced from Pennsylvania's Wickett & Craig tannery, below, which specializes in vegetable-tanned leather for equestrian products.