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Finishing Touches

Discussion in 'Materials & Technique' started by krash-bang, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    I've just finished a couple of sheaths and I would like to know what you guys would suggest for me to put on them for protection from the elements. I used bees wax leather sealer on one of them. It looks OK, did not change the color or anything. But I'm open for suggestions if there's something better. Thanks
     
  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Neatsfoot oil or Sno-seal (I think is bees wax). I've used Dubbin, warm it up and it flows.

    Dan
     
  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I have used a food grade mineral oil inside, plus wipe a coating on the blade. Dubbin or its equal for the outer sheath surface.

    Also make my sheaths with a drain hole so they do not hold water and some air can circulate and dry things out a little quicker. Especially important after going for a swim or in Vancouver island type rain (horizontal)
     
  4. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    "Dubbin" is that the product name? Where would I get that?

    I never really thought about a drain hole. It's a good idea. I've been known to end up having an unplanned swim off the canoe from time to time.
     
  5. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I have Arctic Dubbin here that I picked up from the specialty shop where I got my work boots. Marks work warehouse likely carries it as well.
     
  6. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I bought some Dubbin at Walmart in the shoe dept. They have mink oil too.
    Canadian Tire has Sno-Seal.

    Dan
     
  7. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Thanks guys. I'll check the place where I get my dye from for neatsfoot oil. They have all kinds of leather goods (saddles, harnesses and stuff like that), they must have something to put on it. I'll also try Dubbin, it's been recommended by a few people as well.

    Thank you very much everyone!
     

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