Handmade from quality Italian vegetable tanned leather and lined with a genuine military escape map from the 1950's.
Escape maps were the creation of Clayton Hutton, an eccentric MI9 British Army Officer during WW2. Hutton had maps printed onto silk as it doesn’t degrade in water and also doesnt rustle like paper. The maps were issued to the military throughout WW2 and beyond; with troops hiding maps inside the lining of their uniform or hollowing out the heel of their boot and hiding the map there. If they were captured or shot down, they then had a map so they could try and escape and find their way home. All the escape and evade items in the collection are made from genuine issue, rescued maps from the Cold War.
Each wallet comes packaged in gift box with information about the maps.
Dimensions 10cm x 7cm
Escape map card holder