Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! How's this for a first thread in my series of leather tutorials. Lest start with the basics! We'll break it down to the stages of leather needs and finishes. I'm going to start with how I finish my sheaths and how to take care of leather that has been finished with NATURAL finishes. We will go on to leather finished with things like varnish, lacquer, clear acrylics and more. Those pose a few interesting issues. Exotics! oh yea, those pose a few new issues that might not be readily known by the collector and how to deal with those by the maker. Yes, there are right and wrong ways to deal with each type of preservation. PLEASE! If you have knowledge to offer, PLEASE do chip in but ONLY if its constructive. IF your here to berate anyone for their choices you will be dealt with accordingly. I am an advocate of natural finishes and treatments, thats me, not necessarily you. Lets talk if you have a favorite technique, but lets not if your way is the only way and anyone else is stupid for thinking different. Lets get on with it!