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Bible Leather

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by hawg_427, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. hawg_427

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    I just got a Zondervan NASB Study Bible in Top Grain leather. I guess I'm spoiled since I have a Calfskin Bible also. I thought the leather since it was genuine leather would be better, I wonder how long it takes to soften up? Would some saddlesoap loosen it up some? Had to find good quality leather these days.
     
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    If you read that Bible a lot it will soften quickly.
     
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    Bonded leather = glue and leather bits

    Genuine leather = pig, usually

    top grain = cowhide

    morocco leather = goat skin
     
  4. Samuel Owen

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    Get some Neatsfoot oil, and apply lightly with a cloth. All leather needs the oil restored to it occasionally whether you use it or not - usually more if you do. After you apply it let it lay somewhere for a few hours and soak it up - then wipe off any excess. Don't drown it just do like I said apply lightly.

    I restored an old Bible of my Dads I keep, that had gotten really dry over the years. Its as soft as any of my Bibles now. I usually do all of mine about once a year, and I have several. :)
     
  5. annsni

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    Ya want good quality leather? Get the Bible DH got as a gift from our senior pastor when my DH was ordained last year:

    http://www.jmarkbertrand.com/bibles/allans/index.htm

    It's GORGEOUS and I love the leather on it - SO soft and makes me think of my beautiful dressage saddle (very fine leather too). It sits so beautifully in the hand - beyond a beautiful Bible AND the binding is guaranteed for life.

    If you use the neatsfoot oil, know that it can make a big mess so go lightly - you can always add more but I've honestly found that just using it softens it up a bit.
     
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