The leather that we use does not contain any harmful chemicals, pigments or sealants. It is either vegetable tanned or made using water soluble dyes and natural oils and waxes. Details on this leather are given below.
Full-grain crazyhorse (pull-up) leather
|Thickness||1.7-1.9 mm (full-grain)|
|Texture||Smooth, with some natural blemishes and wrinkles|
|Color||Tan, hazelnut brown (two-toned)|
|Ageing||Scratches and scruffs show easily, develops a rich patina and shine quickly|
|Water resistance||Low (gains some resistance with use and after patina formation)|
Vegetable-tanned leather (two-tone, plated)
|Texture||Plated, slick, oily|
|Color||Reddish-brown, blackish-brown (two-toned)|
|Water resistance||Normal (not water-proof)|
Caring for your leather
It is important to understand that visible traces of wear and patina development appear quickly and strongly on pull-up and crazyhorse leather. This is by design and what makes your product unique.
To care for your leather, we recommend applying a good quality leather wax or conditioner on your leather every five to six months. The leather wax acts just like moisturiser does for your skin. It will get rid of the dryness leaving the leather feeling soft and supple, lessen (not finish) the appearance of scratches and scruffs, make the leather water resistant temporarily (but never water proof) and overall, increase the life of the leather. That said, some people like to let their leather product age naturally and the only conditioning it sees is from the oil on our finger tips.
What to do if your leather product gets wet
In case your leather product gets wet, tap dry it using a soft towel or sponge from the outside and inside until you have soaked up all of the excess water and then let the remaining moisture evaporate/dry out naturally under a fan in an open, breezy spot over the course of the next several hours.
It is a good idea to gently apply a coat of leather wax or conditioner on the wet spot immediately after you are done tap drying. In any case, do not rub or scrape at the wet area as it will make things worse.
Water stains may appear stark or bumpy in the beginning but will lessen over time as your leather ages.