Thanks for the tip VASH I have seen that particular brand of oil on the shelf for sale someplace here locally but I can't remember exactly where it was I seen it. And it hasn't been very long ago that I seen it. But I do remember that name for sure. How is it different from the other oils I mentioned? Or is it just another brand of leather oil?
Hey VASH I just watched a Youtube video on Obenauf's Leather Oil. It was done by the guy who invented it. He said he was a former firefighter and really put his boots through some of the most horrible conditions imaginable. He went on to say that most of the products on the market start out good but later they put cheap or fake ingredients in their product to bolster their profit margins. And I truly can believe that too because I've seen so many companies over the past 3 decades do that with many other types of products as well.
Hey VASH something else just occurred to me. I don't know if you ever wear running shoes, basketball shoes or any other type of athletic training shoes like NIKE, New Balance, Saucony, REEBOK ect>> but if you do you have probably noticed that usually within a year of wearing them the leather components in the shoe really break down badly over time>> which in turn ends up destroying the basic structure of the shoe. I'm beginning to believe that this Obehauf's Oil would probably be a good preventative oil to keep that from happening.
Well Thank You BenBen and Quakster both. I've been extremely busy these past two days but I have found a store here locally that sells most of the products you two guys have recommended. I'm hoping this will work because my friend has a huge sentimental attachment to this old US Navy knife that he was issued during his tenure.benben wrote: ↑Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:54 pmJD, I collect baseball gloves, mainly Horween Rawlings gloves. The only three products in my house right now are Obenauf’s Heavy Duty LP, Lexol, and Surf City Voodoo blend. All three are excellent leather products!
I don’t actually condition the entire glove with Obenauf’s, beeswax is a natural sealant, I use the Obenauf’s on the inside palm liner and the binding around the wrist opening to seal out sweat and moisture. Sweat and bacteria are the biggest killers of leather!
If it were me I’d lightly brush clean it with warm/hot soapy water, let it dry and then spray it with Lexol conditioner, maybe two rounds of Lexol, let it dry and then seal it with Obenauf’s.
Wow!! that's most interesting. Because of all those older "Marble's" fixed blade knives I ever encountered had somewhat pliable leather washer handles. But I'm guessing that the Military probably made these old Camillus fixed blades to unique or specialized specifications???
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