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Care And Treatment Of Your Leather – Leather Belts

Posted by Simon Harrison on Monday, June 16, 2014, In : Repairs 
The treatment and conditioning of your new Handmade Leather Belt fromOakside is slightly different from my saddlery products. Most belts do not have to put up with the abuse that a dog collar is subjected to. And, although my belts are made from the same Bridle Leather and in the same way, the preconditioning should be carried out in a slightly different manner.

If you are feeling brave, and you don’t mind the smell of oil then go ahead and carry out the oiling mentioned in a previous post. ...

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Care and Treatment of your Leather - After Care

Posted by Simon Harrison on Thursday, June 12, 2014, In : Repairs 

How should you look after your handmade leather item from Oakside Saddlery?

Having spent a fair amount of cash on your handmade leather goods it seems only fitting that you should want to take care of it. Most leather if looked after will last many years of hard use. Dog collars, for instance put up with a lot of abuse – from mud, water, baths, sand, and their mate chewing on it!

To keep your leather in good condition and looking like new takes only a little bit of effort. If the leather is r...

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Care And Treatment Of Your New Handmade Leather Goods - Oiling

Posted by Simon Harrison on Thursday, June 12, 2014, In : Repairs 
You’re all excited because that package from Oakside Saddlery has turned up today! You are desperate to use it, but first, you have to condition the leather!

Leather is a natural product that requires looking after just like your own skin does. Although the leather goes through a long tanning process before I get it, it still needs further conditioning to soften the leather and nourish it.

Leather is extremely absorbent, it will readily soak up whatever you put on it. Have you noticed how sof...

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Simon Harrison Cordwainer at Oakside Saddlery Handmade, bespoke leather Made in England. Leather Collars and Leads for your Dog, Handmade, made to Measure Leather Belts, Leather camera straps, Leather briefcases and messenger bags, watch straps, And Leather rifle slings for Field Sports. All made in the Traditional Hand-stitched way


Simon Harrison

Oakside Saddlery

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United Kingdom


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