Originally Posted by rutabaga
There wasn't much follow up on this at the time, nor can I find reference to people using Saphir Greasy Leather Cream elsewhere on SF. Does anyone have any experience with it and opinions on its use?
There seem to be many schools of thought with CXL, ranging from not conditioning (due to it being packed with oils) to VSC (Horween recommends) to this Saphir Greasy (Kirby recommends) to Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP (Crane's recommends, more for hard wear) to coconut oil, Blackrock Leather n Rich, Bicks 4, Lexol, and more.
I know you really can't go too wrong, it'll be fine any way you go, etc. etc. Consider this a point of curiosity
I believe that we are the only people that actually carry the Saphir Greasy Leather Cream
. The Hanger Project's commitment to Saphir is to carry the deepest and widest inventory of their products. We carry a lot or archaic, low-volume products that many other rational retailers would never commit to.
Happy to give away up to 5 (full) samples of the Chromexcel Greasy Leather Cream to anyone on the forum that's interested in trying it and posting a review here.
There are two key characteristics that make this product for greasy leathers:
1. There are NO WAXES. Greasy leather is not meant to be waxed. It ruins the look of the leather. Saphir's product does not contain any waxes.
2. The product is based on Neat's Footoil. It nourishes the leather with OILS -- exactly how it is made -- and not with any of the products that normally condition calfskin.
I've used it on a pair of chromexcel shoes that I have from Ron, and I can say that it works fantastically. What is also great is that it comes in neutral, brown, and black. So you can repigment your brown shoes, which I find to be essential given that I am significantly less careful with my Chromexcel boots than I am with my dress shoes.
If you're interested in taking me up on the sample offer, PM me.