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skicat
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Posted - 01/12/2018 :  4:38:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
fixed blade sheath knife. What is your preferred treatment to preserve/maintain the leather?

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He Dog
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Posted - 01/12/2018 :  8:23:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
https://www.pecard.com/

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papernicker
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Posted - 01/13/2018 :  02:10:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would go with Resoline, its a sealer for leather. From Tandy, I need more
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mrmike08075
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Posted - 01/13/2018 :  02:15:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Would neats foot oil be used in this application...

Just thinking out loud.

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skicat
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Posted - 01/13/2018 :  11:35:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks gentlemen. Been doing some reading and need to do some more research. I'm leaning more towards an oil and wax treatment. Read on a knife blog that the risk of oil products is they soften the leather too much and the handles get spongy. Lots of guys seem to like snoseal which seems more like Hedogs Pecard products. Neats foot oil and beeswax is another one which keeps cropping up. I think it is a homemade version of Pecard or Snoseal type oil and wax compounds. Need to research that Ballistol product some more as it sound like it could be used on lots of stuff.

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Sam06
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Posted - 01/13/2018 :  5:38:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
https://ballistol.com/uses/leather-care/

Leather that is frequently exposed to moisture or high humidity will become hard and brittle if not treated correctly. Ballistol will keep all smooth leather soft, and will effectively protect leather against the effects of water, insects and mold. Use Ballistol on boots, shoes, gloves, holsters, slings, saddles, baseball gloves and other leather products. However, being an oil after all, BALLISTOL SHOULD NOT BE USED ON SUEDE FOR OBVIOUS REASONS.

If properly processed, leather will contain acidic residues from tannic acid. Ballistol will form a permanent chemical compound with these residues within the leather which will make the leather virtually impermeable to water. Handguns, in particular police handguns, are mostly carried and even stored in leather holsters. Corrosion may develop in the areas where they have direct contact with the leather. By treating the inside of the holster with Ballistol the acidic residues from tannic acid will be completely neutralized and this source of corrosion will be eliminated.


This stuff works good and it protects the metal under the leather.

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