This has been discussed frequently on other forums. The bottom line seems to be that traditional Neatsfoot oil made from animal hoofs does not rot stitching, but most modern Neatsfoot oils are synthetic or partially synthetic, and these can rot not synthetic stitching. So on old items it is best not to use it.Neetsfoot oil is okay but is said to rot stitches,
Well I use Fiebings on tack, they make saddle soap, oil, wax ect. no residue. You can get from Jeffersequine or go to the closet feed store.What is a good method for the actual cleaning step for leather?
To clean the leather - depending on the leather and the heaviness thereof, I use a light brush and compressed air.What is a good method for the actual cleaning step for leather?
Well, I'm lucky - we've got a pretty large feed store pretty close to me right in San Jose, and I think there is still an "equine outlet" in the next town over too. One of my coworkers is a horse guy, I'll ask him where to go!! Thanks for that advice, and thanks to Tom too for that advice.The closest feed store to my place in California is in a town about ten miles away, any closer than that to the city and you enter what everyone on this forum calls the PRK or Commiefornia, try never to go there.