Very often they ask me a question: a strap from which skin will last longer?
First, we must remember that most animals are created by nature in order to cope with the hardships of life. The snake crawls in the sand, the horse rubs against the tree, the slope touches the sharp carral. If their skin was completely tender, they would not have lived a day!
Secondly, a lot depends on the manufacture of leather. I saw the leather of a crocodile, on which it was possible to leave a scratch with a noktem. And the leather of the toad, on which even with a knife it was difficult to leave a mark.
Of course, a nubuck strap, for example, is more prone to scratching than a leather strap from a crocodile backbone.
Thirdly, the vast majority of straps are basically (lining) have calf leather. Those. at least 50% of them are similar in hardness.
Based on the above, we can conclude that the wear resistance of the strap does not directly depend on the type of leather. And the strap will serve you for a long time if you follow a few simple rules:
1. Protect the strap from the "external" wet - rain, splashing water, a pool or a river (do not swim in it, be careful when washing your hands).
2. Protect the strap from the "internal" wet - sweat (remove the strap before playing sports).
3. If the strap is still wet, then dry it in a smooth manner, at room temperature.
4. Try to avoid prolonged direct exposure to the strap in hot sunlight.
5. If possible, immediately clean the dirt.
6. The leather does not like alkaline, fatty and acidic chemicals, avoid contact with the strap.
7. Do not wipe the leather aggressively and do not rub it in the opposite direction to the natural arrangement of the scales (for straps made of exotic leather).
8. It is better to clean the strap with a soft, damp cloth.