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Deer bone for shell cordovan shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FCS, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. zippyh

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    What are they doing to a deer bone to make it cost $36?
     
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    overhead, advertising, marketing, the usual. I picked one up. I was tempted to rip one out from the deer carcass on the side of the road, but the flesh was covered with maggots. $36 doesnt seem such a high price to pay once you have accepted the idea that a bone can help with removing the cordovan wrinkles.
     
  5. Bounder

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    So you guys are saying that "boning" your shoes involves an actual bone?
    :embar:
    That's the last time I listen to aportnoy.
     
  6. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

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    The Polisher uses the Deer Bone in this video

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    The Question I always wonder is that since the Bone is no longer attached to a living deer, how long does its oil properties last? It can't last forever.
     
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    Thanks for posting James. I'm intrigued by this. Might have jump in feet first like NAMOR.
     
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    I don't know if I buy the "oily bone" theory. First, if you don't have a deer bone, you have to brush cordovan until your arm falls off, the idea being to bring the oils already in the cordovan to the surface. I have also polished out scuffs in cordovan with the back of a tea spoon. And no, it wasn't a greasy spoon. I suspect that a deer bone does what a brush does but more efficiently.

    Certainly, when you use a bone on waxed calf, any oil in the bone itself is pretty irrelevant.

    On a side note, I prefer cordovan with the mellow glow that only cordovan can get rather than a high polish. This probably has a lot to do with my arm getting tired.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't know, my arm gets tired when I use my oily bone.
     
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    then you have been doing it wrong. youre supposed to go in round circles, not just up and down.... :p
     
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  11. P. Bateman

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    I got my deer bone today. There's still some meat on it. Polishing tool and dinner for the kids.

    Also props to the ASW store. I received it along with Saphir goodies less than 24 hours from time of purchasing click. Very impressive.
     
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    +1 to the great service. The ship quick! How does the meet taste? I dont think Ive had deer before.
     

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