If you would like to be certain that your order from Anvil Customs this year is under the Christmas Tree, I would recommend making your order by December 10th. That's the last day we can promise to have your order done in time and shipped for Christmas. That goes doubly true if you live out of country or are ordering one of our Personalized/Customized Wallets or Belts. Many of the exotic leather wallets you will see are one of a kind, and are ready to ship now. Outside of those however we make things to order. So,it takes us a few days to craft your item, and then another 3-5 days for delivery. Which brings up another topic, shipping.
As you may have noticed we've implemented free shipping on the website for all orders. During checkout you'll either be given the option for First Class or Priority USPS Shipping, depending on the total value of your cart. It's worth noting that we may upgrade any first class shipment to priority, but we won't downgrade any priority shipment to first class. In fact, this time of year around the holidays almost everything that goes out the door gets bumped up to priority. It's just easier on our end and helps ensure that you guys get your orders in a timely fashion.
When we look at the weight and gauge of certain leathers we're having to do a little tactile mathematics. Because our wallets are seldom made from a single ply of leather. We're looking for the right combination of leathers that get a certain thickness and flexibility that we know will break in well.
If you do your research you will find hundreds of websites that sell mass produced thin leather wallets from Asia that really don't have that "special" quality about them. Plus they're basically designed to fall apart in a year or two, so that's right out. No no, you want something that is unique, nicely crafted and built to last don't you? That's the type of gift that really makes a statement.
Knowing your tools and materials, making stuff with your hands, and doing it to make something that will last a long, long time are all fundamental facets of the leatherwork we do. Our wallets, belts, and various other products are crafted with care so that while you might spend more on one made by us, you're not going to have to buy a new one in a year or two because it wore out... but you might want to just because of how awesome they are.