If you are a full-blooded American that likes products made in America by a guy who is American, then you’re in luck. Meet Ryan “TheAnvil” Wasson; a true, red, white, and blue dude that doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty in order to craft you high-quality goodness. There are many that try to imitate, but can never duplicate, the craftsmanship of TheAnvil.
In this day in age, it’s difficult to find products that meet your expectations. Everything out there is mass produced, poor quality, cookie-cutter, blandness. That’s just not my style. I need something that is practical, high-quality, and looks badass.
About three years ago, after an extensive Internet search, I came across Ryan’s website and I was blown away by his craftsmanship. At the time, I was looking for a trucker wallet with a chain, but I didn’t want the typical black wallet with a chintzy silver chain attached. I wanted a wallet that could be customized with a stylish chain attached to it (one that doesn’t look like the one you walk your dog with). No one, and I mean no one, came close to the look I was going for except Ryan. He gets it – wallets, belts, chains, etc. can look great with just the right amount of detail.
The style and options provided by Ryan are one-of-a-kind. Just feast your eyes below on some of the wallet chains he makes.
You’re never going to find these types of wallet chains sold in the stores. All of Ryan’s stuff is handcrafted to your liking. So lets say you like a certain style chain, but instead of it being all stainless steel, you’d prefer it to be copper or black, or copper and black. No problem. Ryan’s got you covered with a variety of color options and braid styles to make your head spin.
I ended up going with the stainless steel and copper Byzantine shorty chain. The color combination seems to go with about anything casual I wear and the chain isn’t that long. I prefer the look of a shorter chain because, well, I’m not a member of the Sons of Anarchy. I’m 5’9 and the chain hangs around my mid to upper thigh area. If I want to shorten it more, instead of clipping the chain to my belt loop, I hook it to my belt buckle. After three years, the chain has maintained a like-new appearance and I haven’t had any issues with the links breaking, tarnishing, etc. I’m thinking of buying a black chain to match the black Harley I just bought (hint, hint to my wife that might be looking for a Christmas gift).
Not only does Ryan make impressive chains but his wallets are a thing of beauty too. He makes truckers, bi-folds, tri-folds, “puritans”, etc. The wallets have great functionality but what makes them stand out is the tooling/staining Ryan does to them their uniqueness. Here are some examples of his wallets.
Maybe you don’t dig the standard tooling options. No problemo hombre, you can contact the man himself to have him do some custom tooling for you. So let’s say you want a custom logo, or your wife’s name on your wallet (since we know what’s inside is her’s anyway) your man Ryan can do it all.
Recently, for Father’s Day, I bought myself one of Ryan’s belts to go with my wallet. After about a month or so it broke in nicely and I hardly feel it at all. It’s a nice thick belt that does the job. And guess what? You can customize your belt to your liking, but please don’t ask for it to be bedazzled, unless you want to look like this guy.
Nothing out there compares to what Ryan is producing. Hands down. To be honest, I never saw anything like it before. And best of all, Ryan offers free repairs because his stuff is made to last apocalyptic events; such as zombie outbreaks, meteor crashes, ufo abductions, you name it.
Want to know more about Ryan you can check him out here, here, and here. Consume. Review. Repeat. gives Anvil Customs 10 out of 10…you guessed it…anvils.