Caring for the things you buy is an essential part of ownership of any quality item. Although we build our products to last a lifetime, occasional maintenance can improve the product's longevity. We recommend the following steps to ensure that your purchases stand up to the test of time and use.
Our leather products are vegetable tanned. For vegetable tanned leathers, a general rule of thumb is to allow a few months to pass from the time of purchase until you oil your product. Full grain, vegetable tanned leather is meant to take a beating and gain a unique patina. If you wish to speed up the aging process, oil can darken the leather and soften at the same time.
We recommend a high-quality oil such as Obenhauf's or Neatsfoot oil. A light coat applied by brush or by hand is enough. Allow the oil to dry, then apply another coat if you wish to darken the product or if you wish to increase the softness of the leather.