Originally Posted by the_sulks
Are you serious? Why do they need to use fish?
I think he might have been joking ;-)
We don't dye any of the leathers ourselves - bridle leather is always dyed and finished at the tannery/curriers that make it. I'm quite certain there no fish in the dye though! The grease that makes bridle leather bridle leather always contains a certain amount cod liver oil - its a natural grease that all good bridle leather tanners use in my experience. It doesn't smell fishy though, nor does the leather, at least in my experience and I do work with it everyday! It just smells leathery really. If you want a really fragrant leather the Bakers Australian Nut smells amazing, to the degree I thought about making car air fresheners in a moment of weakness at one point..