The majority of instances of damaged leather can be linked to misuse or the incorrect care of the leather equipment. Users sometime allow their leathers to become desiccated and brittle either from drying wet leather near a heat source or by not cleaning or moisturizing it sufficiently. An equal number of users actually over-oil the leather. These common mistakes result in a radical change in the fibrous structure of the leather, weakening and distorting its substance. Most of the products made by Duvall Leatherwork are oiled and greased before you receive them. However, these products are available to help keep your leathers looking new for years to come!