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Small and thin long wallet UNO Buttero

Sale price¥22,770 Regular price¥25,300

The upgraded model "ver.2" is now available for sale and can be ordered at a discount. Sales will end when stocks run out, so please consider ordering soon.

The new work "ver.2" is being crowdfunded (Makuake) It will be on sale from July 15, 2024, and delivery will be from October 2024 onwards. If you are in a hurry, please consider this product (ver.1).

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Product Features

The concept is three-point

1. Small and thin (long side 163mm x short side 90mm x thickness 18mm)
2. Large storage capacity (13 cards, 25 coins, 30 bills)
3. Cards, coins, and bills are all easily accessible

UNO aims to be the perfect wallet.

1. Small and thin

Only 3mm larger than the size of a 10,000 yen bill.

The actual size of the UNO is 163mm long x 90mm short, and 18mm thick (when storing 7 cards, 25 coins, and 25 bills).
The long side of a 10,000 yen bill is 160 mm, so the UNO is only 3 mm larger than a 10,000 yen bill. In terms of the long side, I'm confident that it is more compact than any other long wallet.

Here you can see the design ingenuity of UNO, which has been granted a design patent.
In order to achieve this minimum class long side, it is not possible to sew the part that forms the bill storage area. If sewing were to be done, it would naturally require some "room" for the sewing, which would make it larger. In our testing, we found that with a structure that involves sewing, no matter how hard we try, the long side will be 5mm longer than a 10,000 yen bill. In other words, we believe that the limit for the long side of a long wallet that uses sewing to form the bill storage area is about 165mm.

UNO does not have sewing on the long sides. Instead of sewing, it is folded and fastened with a hook, achieving a smart design without sewing.

This simple innovation has made it possible to reduce the size by 2 mm from the longest side of 165 mm, which was previously thought to be the structural limit, and it makes the product look sharper than the numbers suggest.

Approximately the same size as the iPhone Max series

As another indicator to help you appreciate how compact it is, let's compare it with the Max series, which is considered large among the iPhone series.
As you can see, they are the same size.
If your wallet and smartphone were the same size, you might no longer need a bag, or even a small bag would be enough.

2. Ample storage capacity

If we focused only on thinness and compactness, we could make it even more compact.
However, you will be giving up storage capacity.

Even though the UNO is small and thin, it still has enough capacity for a long wallet.

Card storage capacity

As you can see, there are 7 card storage pockets in total: 6 + 1.
The card pocket on the coin purse side is completely independent, so if you put an IC card inside, you can tap the IC card at the ticket gate or vending machine without taking out the card.

When storing multiple cards and IC cards stacked together, there is sometimes interference with the other cards and the IC touch does not work properly, but there is no need to worry about that.

In addition, depending on the thickness, you can store two cards in one card pocket. If you want to store a lot of thin cards such as point cards, you can store up to 13 cards by stacking two cards. *Depending on the thickness of the cards, it may be difficult to stack two cards.

Coin storage capacity

In actual size, it can hold 25 coins, including two 500 yen coins. If you don't have the larger 500 yen coins, you can store even more. Isn't this enough for people who tend to have a lot of coins?

Bill storage capacity

In actual size, it can store 30 bills, including ten 10,000 yen bills.
Furthermore, we have not provided any partitions as this would make the structure more complicated and increase the thickness.

3. Cards, coins, and bills are all easily accessible

Cards are easy to insert and remove

There are seven card pockets, all of which are independent. This makes it easier to take out and put in cards than you might imagine, and once you start using it, you'll be hooked.

In today's cashless, card-based society, you probably take out and put in cards more often than you take out coins or bills. This will free you from the stress of having to search for and take out one card from a pile of cards.

Easy to take coins in and out

The coin purse is intentionally shallow. This is because it would be difficult to take coins out if you put it in a deep pocket. We designed it to be just the right depth to comfortably fit the largest coin, a 500 yen coin, while still making it easy to take out.

Additionally, the coin purse faces outward rather than inward, allowing you to take coins in and out directly without opening the wallet, and the wallet's wide opening makes it easy for your fingers to fit through, which is another design innovation.

Easy to take out and put in bills

We think the key to a billfold is to have both a stable and appropriate holding power and ease of inserting and removing bills. If either is too strong, bills may fall out or become difficult to insert and remove. With UNO, we have achieved both an excellent holding power and ease of inserting and removing bills by adjusting the length of the part that folds in the long side.

Get a free original leather handle now [Review Bonus]

In pursuit of compactness, the built-in pull handle is also compact. We have received feedback from some customers that the pull handle is difficult to grip if you are not used to it, so we have prepared a leather pull handle that you can attach yourself. We will give it to those who write a review as a free gift, so please select "Review Bonus" in the selection column when adding the product to your cart.

- Please be aware that if you request a review bonus after your wallet has been ordered or shipped, we will not be able to deliver it to you.
- You cannot choose the material and color; they will be the same as the wallet.

Special features

1.Multiple storage pockets

The small space on the coin purse side is a multi-storage pocket.
It can store house keys, Airtag, small amulets, essential medications, etc.

There were some concerns that putting something inside the bag would damage the leather, but after using the prototype for about two months with an item (Airtag) inside, it left some marks but no major issues such as tears.
*However, when storing sharp objects such as keys, please be careful when handling the bag as it may get scratched or torn depending on how you use it.

2. Two expressions: "Rugged front" and "Simple back"

Due to its construction, the stitching on the front side (the coin purse side) is exposed, giving it a somewhat rugged look. You can enjoy the stitching, which is one of the best features of leather goods.

On the other hand, the back side (the card holder side) has no stitching whatsoever, giving it a simple look. We want you to enjoy the pure leather material on this side.

3. One-piece leather construction

If you take UNO apart, it becomes one large piece of leather. In other words, it has a structure made from a single piece of leather.
The advantage of a single piece of leather construction is that there are fewer stitches, resulting in a smarter design and increased strength and stability.

4. High-quality and earth-friendly materials

1. Materials with a high-quality texture that makes you want to touch them. 2. Materials that contribute to a sustainable society and benefit the earth through their selection.

We carefully select such ingredients.

Material: Buttero

Made by Conceria Walpier using tannin-tanned leather from the shoulder of a steer. The leather is made from the hard shoulder of a cow, giving it a firm and resilient texture. Although there are individual differences, the stripes that tend to appear on the shoulder may appear slightly.

It is dyed using superior dyeing techniques, so it has a beautiful, transparent color while still having a firm, heavy feel. Although it is not as dramatic as Pueblo, it is a leather that you can enjoy the changes that occur over time.

5. The metal fittings are YKK's highest quality zipper "Excella"

When it comes to accessories that use zippers, the smoothness and durability of the zipper are extremely important.
We use EXCELLA, which is said to be the highest class of YKK. It may feel stiff to open and close at first, but it will gradually become smoother.

6. Special edition only available in black

Only the black version uses black hardware. This applies to the entire zipper including the pull tab, the spring hook (metal fittings), and the rivet (metal fittings). Brass (gold) is used for all versions other than black. The black hardware gives a more chic impression.

The story behind the birth of this product

Since its launch, the company has developed two types of bi-fold wallets (Saku and ICHI).
In particular, Saku, the second generation bi-fold wallet, was created together with supporters of the first generation ICHI, taking into consideration areas for improvement in ICHI, and we are proud to say that it is the best in the bi-fold wallet genre.

On the other hand, based on feedback from Saku users and from our own experience using Saku, the concept of a design that pursued ease of use, something that was not possible due to the structure of a bi-fold wallet, gradually became clearer.

To realize this design, the structure needed to be a long wallet rather than a bi-fold wallet.
This is the reason why I decided to try a long wallet.

Hand-drawn concept drawing from the early stages of planning

Below is a design that we put together in pursuit of ease of use, based on feedback we received about our bi-fold wallet, the "Small and Thin Wallet Saku."

Elements you want to keep
・Small and thin ・Practical storage capacity ・Easy to put in and take out coins ・Coins can be put in and taken out directly (no need to open the wallet)

New elements to pursue
- Easy to take out not only coins but also cards and bills - Simple structure made from a single piece of leather

The UNO is an ideal product that incorporates all of the above elements.
The idea for the long wallet itself came about around the end of 2021, so it took about a year to complete.

Introducing models made from different materials

We also produce products using other materials, which can be ordered from the separate page below.
Prices vary depending on the material.

Pueblo leather specifications are here

Noblessacalf leather specifications are here

Product Information and Specifications

Product name: Small and thin long wallet UNO
Size: Long side 163mm x short side 90mm x thickness 18mm
*Size: 7 cards, 25 coins, 25 bills Weight when stored: Approx. 65g
leather: Buttero Italian cowhide

Metal fittings: brass, nickel *Black nickel is used for the black version.
*In the unlikely event that a significant disruption occurs in the supply of materials, we may change to materials of equivalent quality.
Country of manufacture: Japan Maximum capacity: 13 cards, 25 coins, 30 bills *13 cards can be stored if 2 cards are stored in each of the 6 card pockets.
*Size and weight may vary slightly. Data is for items not in storage.
*Capacity may vary slightly depending on the type of card or coin.
*Some of the photos show PRYM ITALY spring hooks, but the specifications have changed and we now use domestically produced, higher quality spring hooks (plain, without any engraving).

Small and thin long wallet UNO Buttero
Small and thin long wallet UNO Buttero Sale price¥22,770 Regular price¥25,300

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