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ABBEYHORN Deer Polishing Bone


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Deer Polishing Bones by Abbeyhorn.

The ideal tool for polishing and de-creasing shell cordovan shoe leather. A natural bone with different surfaces; convex on one end, concave the other and straight in between with just the right amount of natural oils and the right density to impart shine and restore smoothness without damaging leather.

Established in 1749, Abbeyhorn has been making high-quality animal horn products in England for more than 260 years by a team of just nine people. We are delighted to be stocking a range from their stunning collection.


  • For Cordovan leather. Boning is a traditional polishing method whereby wax is applied to the footwear and then brought to a high shine by vigorous rubbing with a deer bone. It is important to use shoe/ boot trees when using this method, in order to have a firm surface against which the leather can be positioned, and so that the footwear's shape is maintained during the process. 

    To use: Simply brush shoes and wipe with a rag, then take the bone and using the central shaft of the bone (never the ends), rub the smooth rounded side in a gentle but firm circular or back and forth motion. Five minutes of rubbing like this can bring up a great shine and remove creases and scratch marks.

    Never use the sharp ends sides of the bone on your shoe leather, only use the smooth rounded length of the bone.


    Size: varies, but typically 200mm long

    MATERIALNatural Deer bone 

    SOURCEAbbeyhorn makes use of a variety of natural materials in the production of their beautiful products.  Their raw supplies are sourced ethically from renewable resources, often recycling a 'waste' product from the meat industry and as a result preventing it from ending up in landfill. The majority of their finished products are biodegradable and/or recyclable, making a truly ecological product.

    VARIATIONS IN COLOUR & SIZEAll Abbeyhorn products are handmade from natural materials. As with all natural materials colours vary greatly. The items you receive will differ in colour from the product photographed. Should you have a specific colour requirement and the colour choice option is not available please contact us when placing your order. Sizes given are for reference only, as each piece is hand made, dimensions will vary slightly.

  • Orders received before midday Monday to Friday will be dispatched the same day.

    UNITED KINGDOMSmall items will be shipped to UK addresses by Royal Mail Tracked 48. Larger combined shipments and orders over £30 will be shipped free of charge by either Royal Mail Tracked 48 or DPD Next Day.

    WORLDWIDEWorldwide shipping starts from £7.50 for Royal Mail Tracked & Signed. Larger orders can take advantage of buying a combined shipment and return option via DHL or FedEx. Orders over £300 ex VAT are eligible for free express shipping and free returns. Free shipping orders over 7kg will incur a surcharge. Exact shipping costs are always shown in the basket before payment is taken.


  • If you decide not to keep your product then simply return it for a full refund or exchange.

    Refunds are given for all goods returned within 90 days of purchase. UK returns are free of charge. International returns are at the customers cost, unless purchased with an applicable shipping method at the time of checkout.