Fellow hobbyist Markus, from Germany, has an interesting method in aging dry goods:
He always purchases two of the same article, keeping one as an original reference whilst putting the other to daily use!
His Redmoon long-wallet at 2 years is particularly impressive, and below are some photos that he had sent to me.
Redmoon’s raw saddle leather are fairly distinct in colour & grain – pale with pink tone – and usually ages with red & yellow tones to the browning.
Check out how the leather has darkened, outlining the unique contours of daily use.
The base colouring has evolved into a chestnut brown.
Isn’t it interesting how even the darkest portions of the leather have achieved a nice shine?
The concho has also taken on an extra polish with use.
Markus has done a fantastic job indeed, and his approach certainly takes it to the next level.