Happy Hollow Farm

Portfolio 13 Inch Leather / Suede

$137
 

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ALL COLORS SHOWN WILL NOT HAVE SAMPLES BUT, ALL COLORS SHOWN ARE AVAILABLE.

OUR ITEMS ARE DESIGNED, CRAFTED AND BUILT IN EAST TENNESSEE.

THE LEATHER IN THIS PORTFOLIO IS FULL GRAIN, VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER SOURCED FROM ONE OF THE WORLDS BEST TANNERIES IN PENNSYLVANIA (WICKETT AND CRAIG).

THE PORTFOLIO IS FULLY LINED WITH SUEDE.

SIX INTERIOR POCKETS: 1: ) RIGHT SIDE WRITING TABLET 2: ) RIGHT SIDE LARGE POCKET BEHIND WRITING TABLET 3: ) LEFT SIDE LARGE POCKET 4: ) LEFT SIDE CARD POCKET 5: ) LEFT SIDE PEN POCKET AND 6: ) LEFT SIDE TECHNOLOGY POCKET.

YOUR CHOICE OF COLORS, 7 AVAILABLE.

OUTSIDE FRONT, BACK AND SPINE ARE CONSTRUCTED FROM 9/11 OUNCE FULL GRAIN VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER.

13 inch (330 mm) high, 11 inches (279 mm) wide and 2 inches (50 mm) deep.

TUCK LOCK CLOSURE.

 

About The Leather (Full Grain/ Vegetable Tanned):

Full Grain:

Full grain leather is from the outer most portion of the cow hide.  As such it is the strongest part of the hide with the highest concentration of fibers.  These hides, that are full grain and sourced from some of the worlds best tanneries, also will age well and patina (increase appearance) over time and normal use.

Quality Levels:

Within a hide there are several "levels" of leather than are extracted from a single hide.  Once the outer most portion of the hide (Full Grain) is extracted there are other lesser levels of leather that can also be extracted. 

For example, top grain is a bit deeper into the hide and the top grain leather contains fewer fibers, thus making the leather less strong and will not wear as well.

Genuine leather is the lowest level of actual leather and is a level beneath top grain.

Types of Hides:

Not only are the levels of a hide significant but it is also useful to know that hides are graded.  The top level (or as most tanneries label them # 1's) contain the fewest defects and will produce better products.

Also the type of cow that the hide comes from is also important.  The jumbo North American steer is considered the best source of hides for leather.

Once the raw hide is selected it is then put through a "tanning" process.  Basically removing excess material and preparing the hide to become quality leather.

The Tanning Process Vegetable Tanning:

There are several methods of tanning.  The vegetable tanning process produces the highest quality leather.  This process uses natural substances like tree bark to process the hide into a leather item.  Vegetable tanning takes longer and therefore causes less disturbance to the fibers in the hide.  But, it also produces a much higher quality hide.  A typical vegetable tanning cycle from the raw hide to a finished dyed hide runs about 4 to 6 weeks depending upon the dye and finish applied to the hide.

The Tanning Process Chrome Tanning:

Chrome tanning uses chromium salts and other chemicals that will "tan" a hide much faster.  A chrome tanning process from raw hide to finished, dyed and waxed hide is usually a few days and can be as short as two days.  Because the time and effort is less most chrome tanned hides are less costly.  Chrome tanned is more common because of the lower cost.  Also chrome tanned hides are more common in automotive, clothing and furniture.

The Tanning Process Oil Tanning:

Another tanning process is called oil tanning.  This process will use different oils, for example, fish oils in some cases that will add an extra element to choices for consumers.  Not everyone will want to purchase the best leather, although we do suggest that, because, over time, the actual life cycle cost will be lower.  It is worth noting that some tanneries will attempt to claim that oil tanning is the same as vegetable tanning and some will label hides this way.  Oil tanning is an option in the marketplace but IS NOT vegetable tanning, even though some will label this as RE-Veg Tan.  

Hide Appearance and Initial Condition:

Images that exhibit scratches, stretch marks, or other blemishes in the product are not build defects but are a verification that this item is built from the outer most or FULL GRAIN part of the hide.  The outer most portion of a North American Steer hide is what is exposed to the world, thus reflecting the artifacts that hide was exposed to.  This produces the strongest, most durable and attractive leather.

Bernie:  Verified Buyer

The construction and leather of my new portfolio definitely exceeded my expectations. The quality and attention to details of the design make it so that I can organize my critical work documents very easily.

I rely on my phone for most of my day to day work while out of the office but find it very helpful to have a portfolio to store information and jot down quick thoughts/ideas. I can also always count on it when my phone inevitably runs out of battery.

Judge: Verified Buyer

I have a large 15 Inch Russet Premium Portfolio. It helps me stay organized by keeping my phone, laptop and stationary items (legal pad, pens and post it notes) together and ready for meetings. It has a classic look and is easy to store away.

Paul:  Verified Buyer

The leather portfolio you sent me last summer certainly is very high quality, professional and expensive looking, and unusual appearing. I've carried it to several meetings at other lawyers offices, including oral depositions, document inspections, etc. and other business meetings, and placed it in open view and visibly used it. 

 For many years (as a lawyer, business person, pilot, etc.), I've been a big manual note taker (using a pen) at depositions, meetings, seminars, instructional / tutorial - refresher events, etc. - a big part of such work is keeping up with complex facts and documents. When there are lot of diverse facts and documents involved, we usually organize print copies in various manila folders, with notes, in advance, sometimes in stacks several inches thick - more recently storing PDFs in similar folders in GoodReader on iPads - which is quicker and easier to handle when a paper document isn't needed. I also usually carry multiple paper pads to write on to keep stuff better organized. Rarely do I take just a page or two of notes at a meeting. 

 

I recently got an iPad Pro with an Apple pen, and several note taking apps - but I don't find them or that system as effective as manual note taking. Several times, I've put an iPad inside the leather portfolio and carried it to meetings to use - but I prefer to carry iPads in their own cases due to the danger of it slipping out from the portfolio. A lot of (younger) note takers at meetings I attend now are taking notes by typing on a laptop. I am a very fast touch typer (several times handwriting  speed) but I do not like to take notes on an laptop (or an iPad with a keyboard) - not free form enough. If something real important is going on, I record it or order a transcript. The Apple Pen system on an iPad works very well for quick markup of PDF documents, images, creation of custom presentation slides, etc.  I'm typing this email on a iPad with a keyboard.

Nick: Verified Buyer

 

"I have the Happy Hollow 13" portfolio in caramel.  I love the rich warm color and the look of real, high quality leather. It has a stylish, durable fastening clip which should last a lifetime. It fits comfortably in my hand when carrying, and contains everything I need for my business supplies - a notepad, space for my IPad, business cards, it comes with a nice ball point pen, and a pocket for my phone.  It lays flat when open so I don't have to remove the note pad in order to write on it.  I've received a number of nice comments on it, and plan to give it many years of use."