Originally Posted by Saddlebag
What type of fasteners did you use on the rigging? Most use copper so it doesn't react with and rot the leather like steel will. What was your choice of sealant to contain the black dye? I'd like to try it on a headstall. Always game to try new products.
I used an inset bolt w/ a screw head. The bottom Is ground smooth. The person who assembled this saddle prior didn't use copper, and it was a disaster! The leather was all rotted away. And I am using a blue coated bolt. I used a Eco Leather Finish From Tandy Leather CO. Works great, super flexible. Nothing like a Sheen Lacquer.