Ashland Leather Co. was created by two long-time tannery workers in Chicago, Dan Cordova and Phil Kalas. Both have worked in tanneries for a majority of their professional careers and developed a great passion and love for leather. "At Horween Leather in Chicago we only make the 'sheets' of leather. I loved to look at, feel, and smell all of the different and amazing leathers we made but never got to use them! I decided to make myself a wallet." explains Phil Kalas. Dan made a brown Chromexcel purse for his wife on their anniversary and Phil made himself the original Fat Herbie wallet from shell cordovan splits. Today, the Ashland guys still work at the famous Horween Leather tannery during the day and make themselves (and others!) wallets and other small leather goods with the help of leatherworker Laura Roselle.
Made in Chicago, Ashland leather goods utilize only the finest leather: Genuine shell cordovan and Chromexcel sourced from Horween Leather Company in Chicago. Designed with a focus on simplicity, the products let the leather quality show with a clean, minimalist look.
The Vault key holder memorializes Capone’s hidden vault, and serves to keep your own keys safe and easily accessible. This updated version of the classic leather key holder is sleek and minimalist, and made only with the finest genuine Horween shell cordovan. It’ll fit in your pocket without the bulk and sharp edges of a typical keychain, keeping phone screens safe and pockets slim. Keys pivot around a Chicago screw post so you can quickly and easily get access to your keys.