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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #525 on: May 20, 2019, 08:27:39 pm »
Have you tried Obenauf's Leather Oil? This stuff is amazing and works extremely well on almost everything. It does darken the leather, though, but it rejuvinates, softens and conditions it like nothing else. I must admit my experience with mink oil was not pleasant at all.

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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #526 on: May 20, 2019, 08:49:54 pm »
Have you tried Obenauf's Leather Oil? This stuff is amazing and works extremely well on almost everything. It does darken the leather, though, but it rejuvinates, softens and conditions it like nothing else. I must admit my experience with mink oil was not pleasant at all.

no, I haven't, but I have been eyeing some up. I might just give it a go.

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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #527 on: May 20, 2019, 09:53:22 pm »
That is a beautiful piece of craftmansship!

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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #528 on: May 21, 2019, 12:57:39 am »
I have a pair of cordovan dress shoes and use Saphir on them. Can’t recall if it’s mink oil or not


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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #529 on: May 21, 2019, 01:22:25 pm »
@Stuart.T First of all, that wallet is a thing of Beauty!
Regarding Treatment: in my experience wallets rarely get dry, not sure wether it is because of the Manual use or because the leather gets shiny due to sitting on it. However, if you want to condition it without changing the colour or structure much I am a total fan of Mustang Paste. I feel like it doiesn't stick at all and doesn't change the colour much (unlike Mink oil or other oils), yet does what it should do.
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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #530 on: May 21, 2019, 01:39:01 pm »
Horween itself recommends Venetian Shoe Cream for Cordovan leather:
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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #531 on: May 21, 2019, 01:55:03 pm »
I've given it a good coating of beeswax, let it soak in, and buffed it with a dry cloth. I looked to the equestrian world for guidance as leather is a huge part of their world.

Beeswax hasn't coloured it, which is good, but it will stop some other staining such as indigo bleed doing as much immediate 'damage.

My osteopath brother in law is going to have something to say about the size of this thing. He already moans at me about oversized wallets.

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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #532 on: May 21, 2019, 02:06:17 pm »
Who knows
https://www.timeless-leather.de/shell-cordovan/shell-cordovan-wallet-2-0.html
Timeless leather cordovan wallet, made in Germany?
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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #533 on: May 21, 2019, 03:50:28 pm »

My osteopath brother in law is going to have something to say about the size of this thing. He already moans at me about oversized wallets.





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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #534 on: May 21, 2019, 04:04:46 pm »
Max makes a good point, particularly if it's pull-up leather, sitting on it all the time may be all that's needed. I generally don't treat leather until it needs it.

Also interesting that Horween recommends a different regimen for Cordovan than they do for CXL (neatsfoot oil). They have the same recipe, though obviously different leather.
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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #535 on: May 21, 2019, 04:37:28 pm »
Everyone wants a piece of cake.
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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #536 on: May 21, 2019, 07:23:38 pm »
Funny I just decided to post pictures of my WC today, as for the first time in 3.5 years I conditioned it. I thought I would need to fo it sooner but it never really seemed like it did. So today I I figured why not? So I put a little Venetian shoe cream on it because thats all I had. It came with some vibergs I picked up not long ago.

The flat head WC to me is the perfect wallet. I had wanted it for years since seeing it at SE in 2013. Took a few years to get but finally pulled the trigger on it

Anyways I've had mine in my pocket every day and here is a few pictures. The first 4 are new and the last group are today

@Stuart.T congrats on the pickup man. You will really enjoy it. I know I have and will for years to come.

Also I dig how the ring on your WC is hammered. Wish mine was. Oh well



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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #537 on: May 22, 2019, 12:49:45 am »
Don't slather oil or paste on that Wild Child if you're going to use it everyday, it's not needed. I have posted my aging examples on this forum before.

I agree with Red Moon and other makers in that a wallet gets the oil it needs from yourself, it's truly not needed.

I have two WC's (been using the black one for a year), my tan one is still fine. I may oil it in the future.

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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #538 on: May 22, 2019, 12:52:08 am »

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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #539 on: May 22, 2019, 01:45:31 am »
I didn't even think about the fact that the entire surface of a wallet gets a lot of oil from your skin as you handle it, I was just thinking of oil pulling up from the tannage when you sit on it--between the two of those, there really could be no use for oil at all. And depending on the construction of a wallet, oil could be bad for it. Wild Childs look fully sewn and not dependent on glue of any kind though, so probably not a concern there.
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