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What is Oil Tanned Leather?

What is Oil Tanned Leather?

"Oil Tanned Leather" is leather that's been bathed in oil after its been tanned and died, which is the finishing process. The leather is given a bath in hot oils, waxes and other compounds so the bath permeates it.  The finish makes the leather soft and very durable. For this reason, oiled leather is a beloved material for making high end handbags.

Does Oil Tanned Leather scratch easily?

It is normal for oiled leather uppers to display superficial scuffs or what can look like scratches. These markings will self-neutralize as the leather flexes and bends with wear.

How to care for Oil Tanned Leather?

Oil Tanned Leather is long-lasting, offers undeniable value and return on investment and is easy to care for.  This kind of leather finish responds best to conditioners, which can be applied to the surface; gently wipe down with a clean cotton cloth, and then allowed to dry.