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Cordovan Deer Bone Question

ducatiti

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How long does the infused or natural oil of a deer bone last? @bengal-stripe , mind sharing if you find your 20 year old one? Post pictures perhaps?
 

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Several department stores in Japan are selling horn "leather repair sticks" to be used in place of a bone on cordovan. Here are two examples:


 
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Hmm, that's interesting.

Well thanks gentlemen. It seems it isn't essential, but may be fun; if I can get a hunter to give me a bone, I'll get it, otherwise I will probably hold off. 40 dollars for a bone is a bit ridiculous.
 

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The deer bone thing is an online myth that started with an ASW video back in something like 2012. Years later, I asked Kelani, the woman in the video, about it and she said she doesn't use deer bones on shoes. Or even recommends using it. She was asked to "demonstrate" the technique in the video because Will was selling deer bones in his store.

At best, rubbing a deer bone on your shoes does nothing. At worst, the uneven surface on the bone will mar the surface of the leather.

A couple of West End bespoke shoemakers have told me that deer bones are only used for waxed calf riding boots. It's doubtful anyone here would ever have such a pair of shoes.

The whole deer bone thing is the iGent version of denim guys going out into the salty ocean to wash their jeans and then rolling around in the sand for fades.
Agreed. It maybe a bit in doing that. But I don’t believe it’s making any difference in improvement of maintenance
 

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Always good to learn that the revered patron of ASW was perpetrating a fraud on his fawning public but I suppose there’s a sucker born every minute and a fool and his money are easily parted.
 

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