Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FCS, Oct 27, 2004.
Hope your Dad isn't looking for me, as it's deerhunting season. Bambi
No, he's much more interested in Bambi's Mom and Dad. He has the head of Bambi's uncle on his wall.
I consider myself kind of fussy about such things, but this strikes even me as really over the top.
I have never done it myself, but these bones are supposed to be able to work magic on cordovan shoe scratches. I saw pictures taken from a German shoe repair video in a Japanese magazine once.....
The cobbler slathered polish on the scratch, then rubbed the bone across it.....Voila, the scratch disappeared.
Other than tradition, I don't know why it *has to be* a bone. I wonder if a beer bottle or the handle of a butter knife would work.
http://lederfabrik-rendenbach.de/uk/produkte/bild.html under the leather link, deer bone is described as 'self-lubricating'.
Perhaps Stu has some.
What are they doing to a deer bone to make it cost $36?
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.
So you guys are saying that "boning" your shoes involves an actual bone?
That's the last time I listen to aportnoy.
The Polisher uses the Deer Bone in this 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.
Thanks for posting James. I'm intrigued by this. Might have jump in feet first like NAMOR.
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.
I don't know, my arm gets tired when I use my oily bone.
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