Yeah, I feel like you waste a lot of product using those daubers. They are a bit too hard on the finish for application, I feel. A finger in a T-shirt works a lot better. It gets up excess polish and spreads the product better.
If you had said someone like Northampton Novice, Glenjay, Fritzl, Patrick Booth or even Gdot were great contributors to this thread I'd understand but NBPT no I'm sorry. Like you he's just an individual that lacks common sense and specializes in making moronic statements.
thank you for mentioning me. probably, we can get more attention to good old kiwí in opposite to the frog crap... just sayin.
His method is very thorough. I'm sure it will work well.
Dubbin (or pure mink oil) is not widely appreciated around here as a treatment for calf. As it has the reputation of being too greasy. However, I've used mink oil as an 'undercoat' on calf shoes for years with very good effect.
Just don't use it frequently. And do note that Kirby notes you should let it soak in for two days.
Also you should know that Kirby spent time with the folks at Saphir being trained on their recommended techniques.
If you are interested in an 'all Saphir' treatment regime I have no doubt that Kirby is 'the man' to help you out with it.