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post #31 of 35
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Originally Posted by Nick V. View Post

Agreed

NAMOR made good points... for that, if you win, I will buy the Reno from Nick and get his autograph on it. biggrin.gif
post #32 of 35
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Originally Posted by ncdobson View Post

Alden for Tassels #8 LW.

Scotch grain shell appears to be quite beautiful. That is one sweet pair of Aldens.
post #33 of 35
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Scotch grain shell appears to be quite beautiful. That is one sweet pair of Aldens.

i could have picked up a pair of boots in #8 shell. barrie last was a deal breaker. beautiful
post #34 of 35

Yet more Alden scotch grain: Norwegian Split Toe.

 

If I'm correctly reading the posts from AAAC where I found this pic, then Horween also made green & brandy scotch grain shell several years ago.

Horween shell colors.jpeg

post #35 of 35

Close enough to post this question here.

 

Nick V is presumably talking about finish on relatively new, or well cared for, shell. What do you use on neglected vintage shell? I know this has been discussed here and on askandy, but I have not heard from the experts. Still Venetian and Reno? Or is there a role for generous helpings of Lexol underneath? I have seen Nick Horween advise against Lexol on shell, but it was unclear whether this extended to old dry specimens. I have heard people say he endorsed Lexol for such shell, but I have not been able to find him saying that directly.

 

So, what, if anything, can one do with old dry shell to protect against cracking?

 

Preference for shell and calf: sheen, not shine.
 

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