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Thread: Another way of Extending the life of Leather Goods

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    Another way of Extending the life of Leather Goods

    One interesting discovery I have made concerning the variation of Essential oil of Birchwood tar oil that is so expensive. Is it is a great way of renewing wearable leather goods such as work belts gloves & suspender leather tabs.
    I have several older Filson brand suspenders That I have brought back to life by just rubbing in small amounts at a time to stiffen the leather around the holes.
    It works great with thicker leather that gets abused with sweat & water. I was really surprised in the outcome of how well it works.

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    Reading old history books that tell you the Russians used birch oil tar to tan their leather.

    So applying the birch Essential oil really acted as a fountain of youth in renewing the ends of the thick harnesses.
    Last edited by mingus108; 09-30-2016 at 10:59 AM.

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