Our products are made with Hermann Oak Vegetable Tanned Leather. Hermann Oak is an American Tannery based out of of St. Louis, Mo. who have been in business since 1881.
Before shipping out your product we applied a coat of beeswax and natural oils to protect the leather. Leather is a tough material that can take a lot of abuse. Vegetable-tanned leather is meant to be used outdoors and take on any adventure. However, over time and with use the finish can wear off and the leather can become dry.
Here are some tips on how to care for your leather product:
Conditioning Leather – If you begin to notice that the shine that was once there is wearing off and looking dry, take some time to care for your product. If your product is not exposed to the outdoors very much, care for it once or twice a year, if your product is exposed to the sun most of the time it is used, we recommend that you care for it 3-4 times a year. There are many many leather conditioners available, we personally like Skidmore’s Leather Cream, but you can use any commercially-available weather proofing conditioner designed for vegetable-tanned leather. Simple oils such as mineral oil, neatsfoot oil (we like this) or olive oil also work well. Simply rub in a light coat evenly, then buff it with a clean dry rag. You can repeat these steps as many times as you like, but keep in mind that conditioning leather usually darkens it slightly (this is normal).
Recommended Leather Care Products
Skidmore’s Leather Cream is an all purpose leather care product which cleans, conditions, and protects all types of leather. Regular use will build a degree of waterproofing on the leather. Use on saddles, tack, chaps, shoes & boots, purses, motorcycle leathers, saddlebags, car upholstery, and leather furniture. Our Leather Cream brings dry, curled, cracked leather back to life and protects all leather from the harsh effects of the environment…sun, wind, dryness, and moisture. Leather is a tough material, but it needs to be cared for…protect your investment with Skidmore’s Leather Cream.
Fiebing’s Saddle Soap cleans leather and lubricates the fibers to prevent brittleness, all the while maintaining suppleness and strength.