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    RPU009
    Item No. RPU009

    LEATHERS - (HOLDER) for KNIFE and FORK for MEATCAN pouch. Since we make the shoes we had the extra leather to make these: ...(A) Knife HOLDER; ...(B) Fork HOLDER. NOTE: Photo shows an original set (as a sample for photo only) with our new holder beside it (they will pass for originals). A little time consuming to make because we do not have the die to stamp them out like in WWI but we have had a lot of people ask for them. Sold EACH - choice. PAIR

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    RPUOIL
    Item No. RPUOIL

    THIS IS AN INFO FORM ONLY: USING ANY LEATHER PRESERVATIVE ON ANTIQUE LEATHER IS AN ON-GOING CONTROVERSY, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU DECIDE WHETHER TO "OIL" YOUR ANTIQUE LEATHER BASED UPON THE ITEM IN QUESTION ALONG WITH YOUR PERSPECTIVE AND RESEARCH INTO THE MATTER (IT SWINGS 50/50 FROM ALL I HAVE READ). WHATEVER PRESERVATIVE YOU DECIDE TO USE ALWAYS USED IT SPARINGLY. APPLYING LIGHT COATS (WARM THE OIL WITH YOUR FINGERS OR IF POSSIBLE, WARM THE OBJECT - IT LETS THE OIL PENETRATE BETTER. LET IT SET BETWEEN APPLICATIONS TO LET IT SOAK IN. WHEN IT WILL TAKE NO MORE OIL, WIPE IT DRY WITH A SOFT CLOTH. NOTHING WILL "RESTORE" OLD LEATHER BUT I HAVE FOUND THAT IT WILL STOP THE DETERIORATION PROCESS. ONE THING IS SURE - LEATHER IS A LIVING OIL BASED ORGANIC SUBSTANCE THAT DETERIORATES WITH AGE, SO I CONCLUDED THAT YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TO IT. AVOID ANY ANIMAL FAT OR WATER BASED PRESERVATIVE ON ANTIQUE LEATHER. I HAVE USED THEM ALL. THESE WERE DESIGNED FOR NEW LEATHER WHICH WILL SURVIVE ANYTHING IF DONE ON A REGULAR BASIS. PROPER STORAGE IS IMPORTANT FOR OLD LEATHER. STORE IN A CONSTANT ENVIRONMENT, AVOIDING EXCESSIVE HEAT OR ANY DRY ATMOSPHERE THAT WILL ADVANCE THE AGING PROCESS. I HAVE A PAIR OF WWI HIGH LACE TRENCH BOOTS MADE THAT I WORN OFF AND ON IN THE TRENCHES AND FOR SNOW SHOVELING FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND ALWAYS OILED AND POLISHED THEM AFTER ANY USE, THEY ARE STILL IN GREAT SHAPE TODAY. CHOICE OF LEATHER CARE REMAINS THE OWNER'S DECISION. I ALWAYS LIKED THE "PECARDS" WE USED TO SELL. IN WWI THEY USED THE "DUBBING" ISSUED FOR SHOES ON ALL THEIR LEATHER. GERMANS USED OLD MOTOR OIL - IT WAS ALL THEY COULD GET IN THE FIELD, HENCE YOU SEE THEIR BROWN LEATHER GEAR TURNED ALMOST BLACK FROM IT. ITS A GOOD WAY TO "AGE" NEW LEATHER GEAR THOUGH, SUCH AS STEEL HELMET CHINSTRAPS. IF YOU HAVE A PAIR OF OUR WWI SHOES, ALWAYS DRY THEM (NATURALLY) AND BRUSH OFF THE DIRT. THEN PRESERVE AND POLISH THEM. ALL SOLDIERS "DUBBED" AND POLISHED THEIR SHOES WHEN ISSUED. THUS IT IS HARD TO FIND AN ORIGINAL PAIR IN THE RUSSET (ROUGH OUT) LEATHER. INSTRUCTIONS WERE TO






     
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