8 Pairs Shell
1 Pair suede
If Alden didn't do shell, I would probably have little interest in them, regardless of how "in style" they are lately.
Does using a deer bone really help to get rid of scratches? More than a spoon? I am skeptical of the oils in the bone helping angle, because aren't the bones quite dry to the touch? How much deer oil could get transferred?
I ask because I do have a few pairs which have scratches, and I have got some time on my hands to do something about them.
What do you all recommend?
My stash is 30 shell pairs, one calf.
I agree about the oils in the bone angle. Someone once pointed out that if you take a deer bone untreated from a carcass it will quickly go rancid. Which leads me to believe that the bone is probably bleached with peroxide or something. I think its more about having something smooth and hard, and that a spoon would have an equally as good result. However, I cannot speak from experience.