English Bridle Hide | Leather Care and Feeding | Sterling and Burke

ENGLISH BRIDLE HIDE | BRIDLE LEATHER

Sterling and Burke's English Bridle Hide is renowned the world over for its remarkable properties. Our Bridle Leather is strong, beautifully smooth and with a natural ability to improve with age.  Your Sterling and Burke product, produced with our traditional English bridle hide will bring you tremendous pleasure.

An authentic vegetable tanned cowhide / steer hide that is made from the highest quality English animals and products. After the dying process, the leather is hot pressed and hand fed with waxes and tallow. If you allow the leather to sit, undisturbed, a bit of white wax may come to the surface. This can be buffed away. The waxes deep in the leather allow it to break in beautifully with a unique patina over the years. The waxes typically will not surface with regular use and handling. When you first received a bridle leather product, it may feel stiff, though with time, it will break in beautifully. This is a strong leather and these unique characteristics allow it to look just as beautiful on day one as it does 40 years later. 

 

bridle leather tanning

 

 

ENGLISH BRIDLE HIDE | ENGLISH BRIDLE LEATHER POLISHING AND FEEDING

 

Polishing your Sterling and Burke bespoke business case or handbag a couple times per year is recommended to keep the leather moist and in good condition. Polish using only our recommended/provided leather wax and a soft cloth, polishing with a circular motion. Avoid getting too much polish on the thread to prevent discoloration. Wipe any polish from the hardware.

 

 

bridle leather waxes and tallow