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In all likelihood, you will own your purchase for many years. You should know that it is a good idea to condition your leather every so often. I recommend you do it about every 6 months to a year depending on frequency of use and climate. Or, if you think your leather has dried out, condition it. I use Fiebing’s Aussie Leather Conditioner on everything I make. You can get a 15 oz. container from Amazon for about $10.00. It is a beeswax conditioner that both replenishes the leather and protects it from moisture.
It’s simple to use. Just apply a moderate coat of Aussie onto the surface of the leather and let it sit for a bit. 10 minutes to 24 hours depending on the severity of the dryness of the leather. Then wipe away the excess after it has sat for a bit and buff the rest in with a paper towel or old rag. Frequent conditioning is also a great way to make leather more soft and supple.