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#3134912 - 04/24/12 11:15 PM Greasy hands after dealing with fur
Wolverine Man Offline

Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 0
Loc: Canada
When I play/run my hands though my fur garments my hands feels oilier/greasier. Is this a good sign that the fur is good/not dry?

Does a oily feel also means the skin is in good condition and won't tear/crack?


#3142465 - 05/01/12 05:53 AM Re: Greasy hands after dealing with fur [Re: Wolverine Man]
KawTrapper Offline

Registered: 08/07/09
Posts: 326
Loc: Nebraska
All wild animals have that natural oil in it, just like people. I know its a big no no to use to much soap and strip those oils out so i would say they are in good shape. If they feel overly greasy, a sploch of dawn the size of a quarter.. rub it in your hands and then shampoo the fur with it and rinse. Just be light with it and dont overwash or over srub.
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#3142545 - 05/01/12 08:22 AM Re: Greasy hands after dealing with fur [Re: Wolverine Man]
white17 Offline

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Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 23997
Loc: McGrath, AK
I could be wrong here but I would say that you shouldn't be getting any oils off of a tanned fur. The animal is dead and is no longer producing any sort of oils.
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#3155161 - 05/10/12 10:18 PM Re: Greasy hands after dealing with fur [Re: Wolverine Man]
Bearpaw Offline

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 209
Loc: southern idaho
Remember they have to put oils back into the fur to help make it supple, They ususally get the excess oil out by tumbling it in shavings. Could be the oil they use at your tannery or it could be an indication you need to start eating your bacon with a fork. I'm just saying.

#3155178 - 05/10/12 10:29 PM Re: Greasy hands after dealing with fur [Re: Wolverine Man]

Registered: 01/07/07
Posts: 251
Any furs i ever had tanned smelled strong of neatsfoot oil i just assumed thats what they use

#3155278 - 05/11/12 01:57 AM Re: Greasy hands after dealing with fur [Re: Wolverine Man]
Family Trapper Offline

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2184
Loc: Homer, Alaska
Would be odd for tanned fur to have any natural oil left in it. The tanning oil they use should be drummed out. Fur can collect oil depending on its use. The best thing I have found is to rub corn meal in it. If the hide has extra oil in it rub it on the skin too. Really rub it in. It collects the oil and comes out easily.
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