I love the rugged, industrial look of Damascus steel. You see it a lot in premium knife-making these days, from chefs knives to everyday carry knives. It’s handsome in a very steampunk way – it’s not cold and sterile, like the thoughtful minimalism of an iPhone. It feels unique and bespoke, like a product engineered by craftsmen who care about quality, toughness, and attention-to-detail.
Ridge Wallet first jumped on the Damascus train back in 2020. Their Damascus Wallet is made of laser engraved steel, available to buy on their website for $195. The company calls it an “homage” to the forged steel material and its legendary durability. It’s study steel wall material construction stands out in the Ridge portfolio, which also includes wallets made from carbon fiber, forged carbon, titanium, and aluminum.
The minimalist wallet brand – which I once dubbed “the YETI cooler of wallets” – just announced a brand new Damascus product. It’s a new innovation in the brand’s line of everyday carry-approved slim wallets for men.
Feast your eyes on the Ridge Wallet Burnt Damascus wallet, now available on Ridge Wallet’s website for $210.
According to Ridge, the new Burnt Damascus wallet features outer plates that are SUS304 Stainless Steel with an engraved Damascus pattern. In a press release, the brand says they use the same manufacturing method used on their Damascus and Black Damascus wallets, except the Burnt Damascus wallet features a beautiful burnt gradient. It gives it a one-of-a-kind, iridescent sheen – much like a rainbow trout.
A couple key features for the Ridge Burnt Damascus:
- Holds up to 12 cards without stretching,
- Includes RFID-blocking technology to protect your credit cards from the bad guys
- Scratch resistant
- Includes a lifetime warranty and a 45-day risk free trial
- Weighs 3.5 oz
- It’s made with 304 stainless steel with the engraved Damascus pattern. The burnt effect comes from a chemical etching process.
Also included in the box: A cash strap and a spring-steel money clip for carrying cash and cards.
It’s a striking upgrade for anyone looking to throw out their bulky leather billfold. It features a sleek and stylish aesthetic, designed in a way that compliments the look and feel of premium menswear and watches.