Since leather is a natural product, each hide has its own characteristics. They vary in color, finish, shape and size, making every piece of leather - and the things made from it - one of a kind.
Some leathers will surface scratch more than others. No need for alarm, this is normal. Usually a good buffing (rub in circular motions with a clean, dry rag) will do the trick.
If you want your leather to last and last, every now and again, you’ll want to condition it. Good products are mink oil, or neatsfoot oil compound. Try a test spot first though, as these products may darken or discolor your leather. Saddle soap is a good product too. Note: they are not meant to be used on suede! Follow the product directions as advised.
And it only gets better…
With time & use, you’ll see that your leather will change and soften, and sometimes form a nice patina - all adding to the beauty and personality of each individual piece.
You don’t wear it out...you wear it in!