With a new product, there are always questions. Let us try to answer all the questions you may have about Viajero:
What does "Viajero" mean?
It is the Spanish word for "Voyager."
Which Colors are available?
Mocha - A creamy, rich chocolate brown.
Bronze - Light tan with a kiss of sunlight.
Coal - Classic black. Timeless. (Also available in 7cm size.)
Sangria - A bold red, fitting for a muscle car.
Aqua - Aquamarine, the color of acid tarnished metal. A beautiful complementary color to all coins.
Sangria and Coal - a whimsical checkered pattern. It is elegant, fun, or both?
Aqua and Coal - a cool mix of style for a chill evening or street performance.
Bronze and Coal - a good pour of Black and Tan (Also available in 7cm size.)
Bonze and Mocha - a subtle swirl of Brown and Tan (Also available in 7cm size.)
Please Note: Not all colors are available in every size or texture.
What Sizes are available?
Viajero comes in two sizes. Classic 6cm and XL 7cm. A small difference that makes these the latter 36% bigger. Both sizes are great for Dollar 38mm or Half Dollar 31mm sized coins. Color options may be limited on XL size at this time.
How many coins does Viajero fit?
The Classic size holds 4-5 dollar sized coins or 5-6 half dollars. The XL holds 5-6 dollar sized coins or 8-10 half dollar sized coins. The Beeswax version is a little firmer and tighter, therefore it will be on the low side of these estimates, particularly until the leather is “broken in.”
How do the colors last?
With normal wear and carry, the colors have stayed true and the dye has not bleed onto clothing or coins. The Beeswax Finish makes the colors several shades darker.
How is Viajero different from Traveler?
Viajero uses the same folding pattern as Traveler. It differs from Traveler in both color and texture. As well, it is not gimmicked. The XL differs in size (Not all XL wallets appear in photographs.) It is a different product, produced apart from Murphy's Magic and with their blessing.
Does Viajero come with any bonus material?
Yes, the Beeswax Finish Viajero comes with a recharge kit: Two wax coins (approx 3 grams each), a recycled soft cotton cloth, and a mini DAVE teaching video on how reapply your waxed finish should it need to be recharged. This is designed to keep your wallet conditioned and ready for use for many, many years to come.
What does the Beeswax Finish feel like?
The Beeswax Finish makes the leather almost stiff, but with just a little body warmth (from being in your pocket), it becomes rather playable. It is actually hard to describe the feel. It’s just nice. It’s not like other products on the magic market which may leave residue on your finger tips or leave you feeling slick, greasy, or icky-sticky. The beeswax is made in the United States of America. Combined with the goatskin leather, it creates the perfect feeling and provides a mild application of grip, readying your hands for magic.
Searching for words, we’ve come up with some analogies about how subtle the Beeswax feels on your hands versus other products marketed for better grip:
It’s like a misty morning, rather than an afternoon thunderstorm.
It’s like a gentle whisper, rather than a megaphone blast.
It’s like a soft caress, rather than a chiropractic adjustment.
It’s like a 25 year old Scotch, rather than a cheap Tequila.
What does the Natural Suede version feel like?
It’s about as soft as a premium cotton T-shirt. It’s comfy and a little floppy. Particularly the 7cm XL will be very flexible without the Beeswax Finish. Some colors are softer than others. We want to be clear, the Natural Suede is not just soft... it's super soft! (Note: The Beeswax Finish is only applied to the outside of the wallet, so the inside remains soft suede.)
How long does the Beeswax Finish last?
The Beeswaxed Viajero is shipped with a liberally applied, dual beeswax coating. It’s a laborious hand staining for the first application. The Beeswax Finish is an incredible value for the time and cost to produce, plus it includes the mini DAVE instructional for care and maintenance.
The Beeswax Finish should last several months to a year depending on your use. The Viajero wallet folding pattern protects the Finish exceptionally well, because when closed, the folds actually cover 80% of the leather that is coated, keeping the beeswax veiled.
An extended recharge kit with the DAVE teaching video is also available for separate purchase.
Is the Beeswax Viajero safe for coins?
We are unaware of any negative side effects from our leather or beeswax. If anything, the sueded leather may clean your coins. The Beeswax is never applied to the inside of the wallet, just the outside as we are not trying to coat the coins in wax, rather lightly glaze our finger tips. Some silver polishing products contain waxes to prevent the metal from tarnishing. If anything, the wax should help to lock in the current color of your coins, should that be tarnished or bright silver.
The Beeswax Finish Viajero is treated with a 100% natural, USA sourced beeswax from honey bee honeycombs. Beeswax has been found to be antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial, and full of Vitamin A. It is considered by many people to be therapeutic and is found in candles, lotions, makeup, and lip balm...things you touch, breath, and digest. Leather and beeswax are animal products. It has been reported that some people could have allergic reactions to beeswax and/or tanned leather. If you have concerns about beeswax or tanned leather, you should consult your doctor before purchasing or using.