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question about leather and whip care 

Okay, so, I got this whip a few months ago, and the thickest part is still really stiff? I tried a mixture of saddle soap and water, but I think I made it too watery, and I figured I'd ask for advice before trying again. What's the way to do this?

question about leather and whip care 

@BestGirlGrace Would you like this boosted?

question about leather and whip care 

@BestGirlGrace Also you might check Adam Savage's youtube. He had a video on how to make a whip from scratch, and I think he might have ended it with leather maintenance?

question about leather and whip care 

@Canageek That does sound worth checking out. He seems like a guy with good whip judgment.

question about leather and whip care 

@BestGirlGrace XD Well, he did accidentally commit to making a 7 ft bullwhip, not realizing the amount of material you need & the amount of time it takes scales geometrically.

question about leather and whip care 

@BestGirlGrace i can’t remember if saddle soap is glycerin soap but i find that glycerin soap makes leather quite soft. you also might try a product like the unfortunately named “leather milk”, which is a conditioner. otherwise i’d just constantly be working the stiff part

question about leather and whip care 

@mood The saddle soap I have says it's glycerin and lanolin. I know it worked on my boots, but I have no idea how caring for a whip is different from boots. I'll also just try working it- I've been afraid to do that, but if it can't hurt, it's a good idea.

question about leather and whip care 

@BestGirlGrace i think it must be the key and just armchair imagining the chemistry of the material, breaking the various fibers up

question about leather and whip care 

@mood Yeah, it makes sense that you gotta break in leather, especially the thicker parts of the whip.

question about leather and whip care 

@BestGirlGrace i hope it’s smooth crackin’ soon

question about leather and whip care 

@BestGirlGrace Perhaps @mitsumi may be able to advise?

question about leather and whip care 

@porsupah @BestGirlGrace sorry, vegan 🙏

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