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    Proofhide on leather straps

    Thoughts? Yes or no?

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    why not? its to treat leather saddles to make the leather waterproof and cure properly while being put to stress. I do it to mine and even the cheap christophe straps last longer than most people say they do.

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    yes, that or some other preserver. For the record whatever you put on the straps, you want it to preserve the leather, not soften it.
    "If I kept count, I'd realize just how dead I should be."-Hickeydog

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    That was my concern. That proofhide would preserve, but at the same time soften the leather and weaken it. Running Ale straps now, they seem pretty dicey to begin with.

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