Monday, July 20, 2015

What is neatsfoot oil?

Neatsfoot oil is made from, uh, the feet of cows. It's traditionally used as a preservative on horse tack. (Some people prefer to use synthetics, but most people still use neatsfoot). It's also good on your shoes and boots.

The name comes from the old English "neat" - cattle. So it's just "cow's foot oil." The hoof is not used.

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