why this product

Leather is a tough material, but over time continued exposure to water and general wear will draw out the oils from within it, leaving it dry and stiff, and additional wear in this state causes the brittle fibers to break down prematurely. Leather needs to be cared for to maintain its appearance and suppleness and to extend its life; it needs regular conditioning to replenish moisture and to lubricate its fibers. This leather conditioner is made of pine tar and beeswax and happens to have a pleasant natural pine forest-and campfire fragrance. With regular use, it waterproofs and preserves leather, defending against mildew and deterioration while retaining breathability. It protects from the drying effects caused by work-place fuels, chemicals, and mild acids and contains neither animal fats, which can turn rancid, nor solvents, which can damage leather. Thick consistency allows for easy application. If you prefer a thinner, liquid consistency, try the oil version.

use & care

Apply to new leather to keep soft and pliable, and use to rejuvenate old, dried-out leather. Before treating, thoroughly clean leather, allow to dry completely, and warm to room temperature. Rub grease into the leather with hands or a soft cloth. Carefully grease the seam where the soles join the uppers as well as all stitching. Allow to penetrate the leather and then apply another coat. Apply as needed to maintain waterproofing and conditioning of leather. Extremely arid or wet conditions will require more frequent applications than more temperate ones. May darken certain leathers. Not recommended for use on suede.

production & design

Founded in 1921 by a certain Mr. Huberd in McMinnville, Oregon. He created the product for loggers to keep their boots dry and capable of withstanding Northwest winters.

about the designer

Leather Conditioner & Waterproofing Grease

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Maintains new leather’s suppleness and brings back old leather. Protects and prolongs the life of shoes, sports gear, and other leather products. Blend of pine tar, beeswax, and other natural ingredients. Made in Arizona. (more info)

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    7.5 oz (213 g)

    - Pine tar
    - Beeswax
    - Paraffin
    - Other natural ingredients.

    - Boots
    - Shoes
    - Jackets
    - Car upholstery
    - Saddles
    - Tack
    - Other leathers (except suede).

    Neutral. Test on a small inconspicuous area if darkening is an issue.

    Made in
    Snowflake, Arizona


  • Shipping Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000282278

Shipping & Returns

  • This item ships directly from Kaufmann Mercantile in Brooklyn, NY
  • Item is ready to ship in 2 Business Day(s). Delivery date will vary depending on your shipping address.
  • International orders may experience possible delays and take longer to arrive.
  • We accept complimentary returns within 14 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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