Leather Care Guides

The following guides will provide insight to leather care adn the best methods for using Saphir Medaille d’Or products.

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Natural Nappa is a full grain aniline leather without any application of protection. This finish is obtained from the most beautiful calf, cow, lamb, buffalo, goat and kid leather hides. It is the most fragile type of leather.


Cordovan leather is obtained from horses mainly imported from Cordoba in the United States and crossed with wild horses of the Dakota. Only a small part of the back of the horse skin is served to make shoes and other luxury leather goods, the rest being used for furniture. The skins are stored for months in barrels of oil. The natural colour is blood red – a very dark burgundy. These very dense and hyper-resistant leathers require regular maintenance with specialist products.