Womens Compact Wallet - Black Interior - Embossed Initials

Women's Handmade Wallet, black inside, embossed initials, compact size

$ 345 NZD

Made to Order by New Zealand leather artisan, Fiona Ritchie, the natural characteristics of the leather hide, hand dyeing process and hand embossed initials makes your wallet / purse unique. The classic designs of the 100% calf leather inners provide functionality and long lasting quality. 

This purse style is a compact ladies wallet to fit in  a smaller handbag.

13 credit / bank / store card slots, 4 receipt / business card pockets, a coin purse and a note currency pocket.

Sparrowhawk's most popular ladies wallet.  

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Sparrowhawk Leather's personalised, leather ladies wallets and purses are handmade with hard wearing 100% full grain leather on the outer, and soft, 100% calf leather on the inner.

13 credit / bank / store card slots, 4 receipt / business card pockets, a coin purse and a note currency pocket

15.5 cm wide x 11 cm deep (when closed) 28 cm wide (when open)

This purse style is a compact ladies wallet to fit in a smaller handbag.

  • Natural Russet Leather hand dyed by Sparrowhawk (Outer)
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  • Tannery Finished Calf Leather (Inner)
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  • Hand Embossed Initials
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  • Hand Tooled (Outer)
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  • Hand Stitched (Outer)
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  • Handmade in NZ by Fiona Ritchie

100% Full Grain, Hand Dyed Leather

Each Sparrowhawk Leather piece is made to order by skilled Leather Artisan, Fiona Ritchie.

Fiona uses time honoured leathercraft techniques, including hand embossing and hand dyeing, allowing Sparrowhawk customers specify the colour and personalization of their piece.

By carefully selecting the leather to cut from the hide, and hand rubbing their dye colour to enhance its individual grain, Fiona crafts a one-off piece, with a unique finish, that is exclusively theirs.

Fiona's leather knowledge, designs and craftsmanship ensures each customer's Sparrowhawk leather piece is fit for purpose, beautiful and stands the test of time.

Our Founder

Fiona Ritchie Leather Artisan & Lifestyle Farmer

It takes knowledge, practiced techniques, and the best materials to achieve true leather craftsmanship. From 2014, when I made my first Pilot Logbook Cover following 3 days private tuition at a working tannery in Sydney, True Leather Craftsmanship has been my gold standard for Sparrowhawk.

Since then, I have made close to 1000 leather pieces from my Hunua Farm workshop. These include wallets, journal covers and documents holders. Each one is custom made, and personalised for its owner. Sparrowhawk Leather’s renowned Pilot Logbook covers are trusted and treasured by hundreds of pilots across NZ and Australia.

Whether commissioned as special gifts, business accessories or for personal use, Sparrowhawk Leather’s bespoke pieces are prized by their owners and recognised for their distinctive quality.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Paul Gribble
Ladies wallet

Thank you Fiona for the lovely wallet you hand made for my wife. She is really pleased with it’s look, functionality and superb quality. Your communication throughout the process was second to none with an amazingly quick turnaround from ordering to delivery. Thanks again, Paul

John H.
Artisanal skills, for a lasting gift.

The pandemic had caused us to reflect both on what we buy locally, and on work made with skilled and caring hands. These beautiful wallets are part of that story -- rare and significant gifts for one another within the whānau. I had received a treasured Sparrowhawk wallet from my wife, and in turn have just gifted a wallet to my wife. She's delighted. Our son was gifted a wallet for his 21st birthday, and our daughter gifted one to her partner when he turned 21: "mā te huruhuru te manu ka rere" -- fully fledged, a bird can fly. A wallet gets daily use, and Fiona's skills and care bring a well-crafted, practical, and aesthetic lift to our respective days.

Alun Humphreys

The ladies wallet that was hand made for me was everything that was promised. A superb piece of craftmanship which is hard to find these days. It proved a great surprise present and my wife is extremely pleased with it. I would recommend you to any one who is looking for that one off present that is so hard to find.

Steven Westaway

Great quality. Awesome and easy to order fast follow up. Would recommend for an one to use.

William Mebberson
Rare Quality

My wife was indeed surprised and absolutely delighted with her early birthday present.
The wallet is an example of quality rarely found with mass produced items and shows your obvious skills as a leatherwork artisan.
Thanks heaps for helping to brighten her day up. Bill

Vaoula, Wellington
It's stunning!

It's exactly what I was looking for.
Thank you, what a treasure and it will indeed be for years to come!
I appreciate the hand written suggestions/notes as well and will recommend your craft-womanship to others - I've already received some fabulous comments.

We both love the wallet

Wallet has just arrived and in great time! Very very happy with it, everything about it is perfect. I love the quality workmanship, the feel of the materials and the colour/finishes. Thank you very much Fiona, I am rapt with it and I am sure my wife will love it also.......
and Ryan's wife wrote
I absolutely love my handmade wallet! Such a special gift from my hubby. It's so beautiful! I love it!

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