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Offline Caribou

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Treating leather axe sheaths?
« on: March 11, 2017, 04:24:07 pm »
Hi Folks,

I noticed the sheath for my Gransfors Bruks Forest axe is getting dry and stiff. Any suggestions from you axe experts on a good leather treatment for the sheath (Sno Seal?)? I'd also like to get the treatment inside the sheath itself.

Thanks in advance,

Caribou

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Re: Treating leather axe sheaths?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 05:46:19 pm »
I have been putting Pawmagik dog paw wax on mine. The dog didn't seem to need it and it seems to work well on leather. It is a mix of coconut oil, beeswax and castor oil so something along those lines would be good. If you warmed a mix of castor oil and beeswax you could pour it into the sheath.
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Re: Treating leather axe sheaths?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 11:03:52 am »
Thanks BV. An interesting suggestion, am not familiar with Pawmagik mix and I'm not sure they would sell it here in Pembroke, ON but I'll have a look in our local pet supply stores.




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Re: Treating leather axe sheaths?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 01:07:53 pm »
there's lot of options...

I treat the knife sheaths I make with 50/50 mixture by weight of bee's wax and neatsfoot oil.
Applied warm to warm leather it creates durable wp finish and the leather hardens.
There are articles and videos on how to do it....

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Re: Treating leather axe sheaths?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 08:12:04 am »
Yes there are lots of options.

I was just using the dog paw wax as I had it to hand. We had cut the fur between our dogs toes to reduce snow from balling up and the groomer suggested wax to protect her paws while she became acclimatized. Used it a couple of times and then never bothered to apply it again.

A good place to try is a saddlery store.
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Re: Treating leather axe sheaths?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 02:46:43 pm »
I use either some leather conditioner I got at the shoe repair shop or some mink oil.