This is the wallet made from the skin of the Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii), selected for its paper-thin yet durable structure that reduces overall bulk for comfort in a pocket. Classified as "eel skin" by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service due to its ambiguous evolutionary history, the prolific marine species' hide is highly valued for yielding a supple hand and strength that surpasses leather. Believed to be a hold-over from the Paleozoic when fish first evolved, it is unlike any other living vertebrate in that it absorbs nutrients through its skin, an anatomical anomaly that grants its skin the superior resiliency for which it is sought. Dyed, cut, and ironed, each skin bears the subtle linear wrinkles, rough spots, and smudges of the original hide, making each wallet unique. It has five slots for credit or business cards and a transparent ID window. Its two folding bill pockets are separated by a metal alloy-lined divider that blocks radio signals emanating from or reaching newer RFID-enabled credit cards. Black. 4" L x 4" W x 1/8" D. (1 oz.)
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The Good Feel Eel (Skin Wallet)
from Flagstaff, AZ
This wallet is designed to hold cards. There are no hidden (underlying) pockets/slots for photos and other paper cards. The design, which turns the cards 90°, works great, since you wind up with deep currency pockets. I have 9 cards in the wallet (6 of the 9 are 2 deep in three pockets). After a bit of moving around, I was able to keep the wallet VERY slim. I don't have any RFID cards yet, but like the idea that I'm protected once I do.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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My husband loves it!
from Casper, WY
My husband loves this wallet so much that I bought a second one for back-up when it went on sale. It is thin and light, so it fits in his pants pocket without bulk. It is also important to him that the credit card holders face the fold in the wallet instead of the top, so they are more secure. Although he's only had it for a few months, he thinks it will last a long time.
It was better than I'd expected.
By Sharon the Avon Walker
from Spring, TX
My husband complained that his leather folding wallet was uncomfortable in his hip pocket when driving any distance. This wallet remedies that.
from Carson City, NV
Great wallet. Makes you think about what is important to carry. Fits well in your backpocket. Must remember that you have a walletmost times.
The wallet was purchased as a gift.
from Denver, Colorado
Slim, classey looking wallet with lots of card spaces.
Thin and high quality
from New York, NY
I like this wallet a lot. Great design inside, all my cards fit nicely. I carry 14 cards plus business cards and cash. The wallet is thin and really beautifully made. The eel skin in soft.
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