I have a pair of reins that I got that are really stiff. I soaked in neatsfoot oil, but there seems to be some sort of coating on them so the neatsfoot hardly absorbed at all.
Any ideas how I can salvage them? They are not old dried out reins, just really stiff with almost a wax coating on them (by feel - I don’t really know what it is).
If anyone has any ideas about what that finish is & how I might get it off so they can be oiled properly, I would appreciate it.