Sparrowhawk Passport Wallet - Nubuck

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Sparrowhawk Passport Wallet - Nubuck

Handmade Leather by Fiona Ritchie for Sparrowhawk

Leather custom made to order

Pilots and travellers who want an easy access, compact, protective sleeve for their passport, together with a credit card sized pocket (fits the NZCAA pilot licence). Also matches the Nubuck Pilot logbook cover.

The leather Passport wallet pictured is made from Nubuck leather in the Mocha colour, laser engraved with Sparrowhawk's pilot wings and name, and handstitched in a Mid Blue Irish Linen thread. The "How it is Made" below describes how Fiona made this item. You can select your stitching colour above.

Nubuck is a specific tannery finished, top grain leather that has been sanded to give it a velvet like finish and then coloured. It is quite flexible, but can "hold its own shape", and can be laser engraved with a name and Sparrowhawk's wings.

How is it made?

The personalised Leather Passport Wallet is made from tannery finished, top grain Nubuck leather and tannery finished top grain black leather. The Nubuck leather is hand cut to size for the passport sleeve and the back "pocket" is also cut. The Nubuck piece is sent for laser engraving. On return, an edge groove tool is used to trace a stitching line onto the pocket. The pocket is affixed to the back cover of the Nubuck sleeve and stitching holes are punched through, 3 at a time with a stitching chisel tool and rawhide mallet. The pocket is hand stitched to the sleeve using a Irish Linen waxed thread in a two needle saddle stitch. Then a stiching guideline is traced on the front "cover" of the wallet, and back and front are fitted together. Stiching holes are punched and the front and back of the wallet is handstitched together.


Genuine top grain Nubuck leather, hand stitched with 4 ply waxed Irish Linen thread, and laser engraved with name or initials.

Name Specifications: Maximum 40 letters.


14.5 cm high x 11 cm wide

We have moved!

Downunder Pilot Shop has recently merged with Concept Aviation and moved both companies into a new retail & warehouse location in Bankstown Aerodrome. See the Contact Us page for more info.

We proudly use Australia Post

95% of orders are shipped out on the same day when made before 4pm AEST.

Shipping Costs:

Local Sydney* shipping: $9.95 flat rate

Rest of Australia, based on order value:
Under $20 - $16.95
$20 - $99.99 - $14.95
$100 - $249.99 - $12.95
Over $250 shipping is FREE!

Domestic Delivery Times:

1-3 days for most Metro deliveries
3-7 days for rural deliveries
Can be up to 10 days for very remote areas of Australia


You can pickup your order from our store at Bankstown Aerodrome, NSW. See Contact Us page for our location and opening hours.

PO Boxes

We can deliever to PO Boxes with Australia Post

International Shipping

shipping will be calculated at the checkout.
All duty and customs charges are the responsibility of the customer

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*Local Sydney shipping is based on a 35km radius from our location. This covers most of metro Sydney.