Leather Dressing - Do's & Don'ts
all fixings, such as zips, poppers, studs, and buttons, unfastened.
Loosen any similar stress points. These areas, even when treated,
are prone to tear and can never be fully repaired.
- display, or place, your antique leather near a heat source,
or in direct sunlight (ultraviolet rays actually "cook" leather
- display with any sharp bends, or creases, in the material.
- hang leather over sharp objects, such as nails, wires, hooks,
or dowels. Hang a hard-to-display items over a large-diameter
roller, or similar object with a curved section.
The picture on this page
A .44 Magnum Western gun belt, complete with dummy ammunition and
matching Western Holster. Also a British Army Issue 'Sam Brown'
leather belt and shoulder strap in polished leather, circa WWII
with a British Military leather Pistol holster by Pulley & Powell,
Photographs of leather © 2003 www.