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Comment by Shlomo ben Maved on October 20, 2015 at 23:00

I always carry one with a few ball bearings for ammo in my pack.  I use it to scare animals from the bush by shooting small stones ahead of me--works quite well, most of the time.

I would use the bearings to take grouse or rabbits that come by my ground stand--don't want them spooking a deer from my sights.

Comment by J.J. Smith III on October 20, 2015 at 22:56
They forgot how to use them when they hit puberty?
Comment by Jan Carter on October 20, 2015 at 21:27

How come no one ever puts a sling shot in their bags?

Comment by Jan Carter on October 20, 2015 at 21:12

actually not a bad idea

Comment by Jan Carter on October 9, 2015 at 13:48

Chris I would say once you get the knife back to where you want it, might not be a bad idea to store near this

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on October 9, 2015 at 13:27
Bunch of moisture wicking dessicants out there, but i don't have vast experience with them. The kind you can dry out in the oven seem to be the easiest to use.
Comment by Chris North on October 9, 2015 at 12:24

I got a new pair of work boots and I found this inside of the box. The boots are made of leather so I was wondering if this would be of use for knife collectors as well? 

Comment by Shlomo ben Maved on October 8, 2015 at 16:54

Arctic Dubbin a 100 yr old product now made by CAPO Ind. of Ontario...LexolMOSSLeather TherapyLeather CPRBickmoreLeatheriqueI posted this on another forum on restoring a hardened leather sheath:

If you can find Leatherique it is the finest product out there--what Maybach, Bentley and Rolls Royce use on their leatherwork.
Rejuvenator Oil
A complex blend of pH correct proteins and collagens with no petroleum distillates, wax or silicone. Used by museums, auto enthusiasts, professional leather restorers and endorsed by car clubs to maintain and extend the life of fine leather.

Go to any saddle shop or equestrian place and they'll all have leather conditioners, cleaners, restores etc...
Some names to consider:

Bickmore--great old time name of excellent products--try the [I]Bick 4 Leather Conditioner[/I],
Leather CPR--great stuff by all accounts but we have never used it since it's just come into the store,

Leather Therapy--nice since they have a 1 oz. sample pack ($2.00) of their excellent equestrian line [I]Leather Therapy Restorer[/I] which is about all you'd need

and the truly wonderful stuff MOSS--totally natural.

Was just up to the saddle shop and those are all the brands he carries.

Word of mouth says that Lexol makes some good products as well but the saddler doesn't carry any and we've never used any so no other type of knowledge is available.

You can also get Arctic Dubbin a 100 yr old product now made by CAPO Ind. of Ontario, Canada as a waterproofing agent.  I use it on my leather boots, gloves, moccasins even jackets and the stuff works.

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on October 8, 2015 at 16:03
Depending on what's in the saddlesoap other than soap, it might be enough. Sometimes after the leather is dried from the saddlesoap, a leather preserver such as Lexol is recommemded. Beyond that there are products to waterproof and keep the leather supple, if you want to go that route.
Comment by Chris North on October 8, 2015 at 8:33

Hopefully I'll get a chance to try that saddle soap out this weekend. I think it will work from what I saw on the can. It might darken it some what, but it should look ok after it dries I'd think.


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