Kettle Zipper Wallet Small

Pebble Deerskin
12.5 x 10 x 3.5 cm / 4.9 x 3.9 x 1.4"


Holds more than any of our wallets.
Open it and it’s like a tiny collapsible file cabinet for cards, folded bills, receipts, and coins. Five large pockets and card slots can hold more than 20 cards. Handmade in Japan.

Pebble Deerskin

Vegetable tanning and the fine texture of this leather creates a surface that looks like small pebbles or river sand. Compared with other leathers it is stronger and more flexible. The secret is in the fine structure of the leather itself. Scratches and surface wear blend in to become part of the patina created with use.

Ancient techniques

Traditional use of deerskin in Japan goes back over 1000 years. Revered and masterfully applied to gloves and other tools essential in Japanese Archery. Due to its superior qualities deerskin also was used in jackets worn by firefighters, footwear, and joined the pieces of samurai armour. It takes special skill to craft deerskin. It was so indispensable that warring feudal lords competed for the best leather craftspeople.

Veg tanned for reduced chemical and environmental impact.

This full grain deerskin is tanned using vegetable tannins. Making veg tanned and aniline dyed leather takes more time but does not use the toxic compounds needed for chrome tanned leather.

How We Dye Our Leather

The variation from skin to skin and even within the same skin is a sign of natural leather. The typical way to make leather color uniform is to cover the surface with thick synthetic fillers and pigment coatings, covering the natural variations in surface and color. Unfortunately this finish does not allow scratches to blend in or improve over time. Postalco leather is colored using aniline dyes. Aniline dyes soak into the leather leaving visible the natural variation in grain and texture. The more aniline dyed leather is used, the better the surface patina gets over time. Each skin is different: a faint stripe-like pattern, called ‘tora’ in Japanese is a natural effect due to the way the dye soaks into the various parts of the skin. Each skin's tora is different. Making Veg tanned and Aniline dyed leather is more expensive and time consuming but produces beautiful leathers.


Pebble Deerskin

Leather color may crock or bleed. Especially take care with light colors which may come in contact with this product. If your item gets wet do not rub: quickly daub liquid with a soft dry cloth. Dry in the shade. Colors may fade with exposure to light. Leather cremes may stain this leather. Small scratches and water stains can be blended in with a water moistened, tightly squeezed cloth. Wipe over the entire leather surface to gently make small scratches and water stains less noticeable.
Gift Wrapping

Gift wrapping may be a cloth bag or a paper bag. Wrapping materials used will vary depending on the product type and size. Please note that we are not able to accept requests for specific wrapping materials. If you would like to have multiple items wrapped together, or if you would like to wrap only some items, please tell us in the memo box. If you do not specify, we will wrap each item individually.

Example of what to write in the memo field:
"Notebook (light blue) and notebook (dark blue) gift-wrapped together, and Bag- gift-wrapped separately. etc. "

Order receipt
If you choose to receive gift wrapping, we will not include an order receipt that shows the price. Please contact us if you would like to receive a receipt by email.


Worldwide Shipping
We ship worldwide via DHL or other. Shipping usually takes 7-10 days from the dispatch date.
Shipping charges vary by country and are automatically selected according to the shipping address. The shipping charges for each region are as follows.

Order Price..............Shipping Cost
Zone 1
$449.99 and less...............$35
¥$450 and charge

Zone 2
$449.99 and less...............$60
$450 and charge

Zone 3
all shipping......................$100

▼What is my shipping zone?

Zone 1 (North America, Asia)
American Samoa, Brunei, Canada, China, Guam, Hong Kong, South Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Philippines, Singapore, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, United States of America, Vietnam

Zone 2 (Asia, Oceania, Europe)
Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, India, Indonesia, Lao P.D.R., Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Kiribati, Malta, Monaco, Myanmar, Republic of Nauru, New Caledonia, Netherlands, Niue, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Vanuatu

Zone 3 (Middle East, South America, Africa)
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Curacao, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, French Guyana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Equatorial, Guyana (British), Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Republic of Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nevis, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion Island, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius, St. Helena, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (US), Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Order Price..............Shipping Cost
¥10,999 and less................¥750
¥11,000 and charge
Some products are eligible for delivery directly to mailbox for a shipping fee of ¥380. (Nekopos, Click Post)
If the products you ordered are eligible, you will be able to select it from the shipping method selection screen at checkout.

Postalco cannot take responsibility for any shipping delays due to customs clearance, payment transaction delays, or any unforseen circumstances.
Import taxes, duties, and related customs fees may be charged when the parcel arrives at the destination country. The payment of these charges and taxes is the responsibility of recipient and will not be covered by Postalco. Duties & taxes are set by the customs authorities of the destination country. We estimate the value to be between 25-40% of the amount paid for the item(s) ordered. The shipper will contact you directly requesting payment upon your order's arrival through customs.
All shipments outside Japan include a commercial invoice to avoid delays in customs. We are unable to indicate a lower price for the value of your order listed on your commercial invoice as we must adhere to all international import/export rules and regulations.
Unclaimed packages: The shipper will leave a notice if nobody is available to sign for your package. The shipping agent will hold your package for a few days only. If you do not claim it, it will be returned to us, marked unclaimed. You will be required to pay for shipping twice to have your order sent a 2nd time. There may be some countries we cannot ship to due to courier restrictions.

Convenient coin pocket
Noticeably taller center pocket is designed to prevent coins from spilling out. Shaped in a way that makes retrieving your coins easy.

Back pocket

Five pockets
Divide your cards, bills, and receipts just the way you like them.

Original zipper pull
Each original zipper pull is individually carved out of brass. The shape is inspired by the little handle on the lid of a tea kettle. It feels great every time you use it.

Choose a size that fits your needs
The Kettle Zipper Wallet Small is larger and about twice as thick as the Kettle Zipper Wallet Thin. Compact yet holds a lot.

Kettle Zipper Wallet size comparison
・Thin: holds more than 10 cards. 10.8 x 9 x 1.8 cm / 4.3 x 3.5 x 0.7".
・Small: holds more than 20 cards. 12.5 x 10 x 3.5 cm / 4.9 x 3.9 x 1.4".
・Long: holds more than 20 cards with zippered coin pocket. 21 x 10 x 3.5 cm / 8.3 x 3.9 x 1.4".

Use to complete
Leather is naturally soft so we never want to overpower the material with a construction that is too heavy. Wallets are made to carry bills and cards, both of which are pretty stiff. We keep our wallets soft so that only when cards are inserted, the wallet feels complete. Often products might look good on the shelf, but when you actually try to use them and fill them with your things, they just feel stiff or clumsy.

Ages beautifully
Three types of leather used— Pebble Deerskin, calfskin and pigskin. Will soften, develop a natural sheen, and look better with use.

Pebble Deerskin
Vegetable tanning and the fine texture of this leather creates a surface that looks like small pebbles or river sand. Compared with other leathers it is stronger and more flexible. The secret is in the fine structure of the leather itself. Traditional use of deerskin in Japan goes back over 1000 years. Scratches and surface wear blend in to become part of the patina created with use.

Learning from Japan
The craftspeople, suppliers, and small workshops found in Japan make things not to be found anywhere else. We are fortunate to work with family businesses that are so focused on their craft. Don’t put Postalco items on a shelf or in a drawer. Their beauty is revealed through daily use. They will help you feel good at home and be ready in a meeting.