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Classic Wallet Page


The epitome of Ghurka craftsmanship, the Classic Wallet No. 101 combines sophisticated style and unrelenting strength to produce this best-selling silhouette of leather wallets. Reinforced stitching lines the exterior of the bi-fold shape, skillfully contouring each edge for added strength and fluidity in design. Built to secure all of your credit cards, IDs, photos and currency with intelligent practicality, the Classic Wallet No. 101 is outfitted with eight, individual, interior pockets ideal for easy organization. A large, interior, currency pocket is also included to house Dollars, Euros and everything in between, giving you the opportunity to skillfully secure your international currency with ease as well.

4.25" x 3.5"

Eight credit card pockets

Leather lined currency divider


“I am writing this today to compliment your company on the quality of its merchandise. I have purchased several items from Ghurka over the past 20 years and have always been tremendously impressed with the quality, workmanship, style, and durability of your company’s products. A case in point is the enclosed wallet. I received this wallet for my 20th birthday in 1987. Several days ago for my 38th birthday my family decided to finally replace the old Ghurka wallet with a new Ghurka wallet. It may sound insane, but I do have an emotional tie to my old wallet and decided that the only way to properly dispose of it was to send it to its source. I feel this is a more distinguished form of disposal and the only way I will reluctantly release it from my possession. This wallet was with me through college and through the first half of my career. In its 18 years with me it has been lost and found several times. It has been dropped in oceans, lakes and rivers around the world. It has visited Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Russia, the Caribbean, South America, Canada, and Mexico, not to mention almost all of the 50 United States. It has seen me through many ups and downs over the past 18 years. Through all of the trials and tribulations of 18 years of life, my Ghurka has served me exceedingly well. Thank you for designing and manufacturing such a superior product. I am looking forward to another 18 years of life with my new Ghurka wallet.”  

- John C.

"The Ghurka Classic Wallet is the most practical and durable wallet, it gets better with age. I have used my Ghurka wallet on a daily basis for almost a decade when one day the wallet accidentally ended up in the swimming pool. We used the net to fish the wallet out and I thought that the leather is going to be ruined because of the water, chlorine, etc. I kept the empty wallet in the sun and used the leather conditioner after it dried. The wallet came back to life! This is my survivor wallet."

- Chuck N.

My Wallet (Circa 1999 – 2015)

"I can’t remember exactly when or where I got my Ghurka card case but I know it dates to just before the turn of the (21st) century. When I look back at all the places we have been together, how we aged together and how it was always there for me I can’t help be feel overwhelmed by it’s loss.

Recently after so many years together I lost my wallet somewhere between the deli across the street and my office which is all of about 500 paces or so. When I realized it was missing I panicked. I retraced my steps time and again. I called the deli every few hours to see if anyone had turned it in. No one did.

When I told friends and colleagues of my loss they commiserated with me about the difficulty of obtaining new credit cards and licenses. What they couldn’t understand was that none of that mattered to me. All new cards were in my possession within a day or two. The difficulty would be in replacing the 16 years of aging I had spent with that wallet.

As my hair lightened and started to show its grey, my wallet changed its appearance too. Starting out as the most beautiful light chestnut brown coloring my wallet darkened as the years went on. When you looked inside of the wallet at the areas that infrequently had been touched or exposed you could still see that beautiful shade of chestnut. The oils rubbing off from my skin moisturized the leather to a point of smoothness that can only happen with years of age. The imprint of my credit cards showed on both sides of the wallet from years of being tucked in the same slots every day. I could literally read the numbers off the wallet if I had too.

To be honest I’d tried to replace the wallet in the past. I’d thought to myself, it’s time to make a change. I had no good reason. The leather was still in perfect condition. Every stitch still holding tight. I tried a few other wallets over the years. This one was too big, this one too stiff, that one too brown. They were never right. It was always only a day or two and I was always back to my Ghurka wallet.

I’m not sure what compelled me to always switch back so quickly. Was it the beauty of the well-aged leather? The perfect way it fit everything I always needed and nothing more? Or was it the history together? The fact that it had seen me through my graduations, my wedding, the birth of my son.

So now I find myself returning once again to make a choice which is forced upon me this time. I have tried out two or three wallets since my loss and find myself looking for something familiar, something that will carry me through my sons graduations, his wedding and the birth of his children. I know my new Ghurka wallet will always be there for me for all the important life events to come."

- Eric G.