The period of research and testing is behind me, the time has come to write something about the production of Slade Czech Beeswax.

Years ago, when I was starting out in business, I first used the waxes and polishes commonly available in craft stores. Unfortunately, the polishes were full of chemicals, which somehow could not be reconciled with traditional craftsmanship and natural materials.


If you suppose that you can click on a store offering “Natural Waxes” and choose what you need, you are mistaken. Fatally.

You have to start looking, hunting and searching. Firstly, there is the recipe, then the additives and suppliers. I thought I had found what I needed and set to work.

As a complete beginner, I melted paraffin candles in a pot, and added various oils “by sight”. The result was a damaged pot and a greasy unusable dumpling on the bottom of it.

The turning point came after a visit to a local beekeeper, who helped and advised me. I took home the base for my own production – a plate of real, yellow, fragrant beeswax.

A separate chapter were admixtures exclusively from natural ingredients, almond oil, coconut oil, and the correct proportions of everything combined.

However, the countless experiments paid off. Today I can offer original and natural Slade Czech Beeswax.

Wax which softens leather perfectly, enhances its colour, texture, smooths the surface, protects against the effect of moisture and significantly extends the life of leather products.

Read the Slade Czech blog.

From the Slade Czech Saddlers' Workshop

For Dogs

Woof, Ken, where did you get such finery? marvelled a pretty Staffordshire Bull Terrier a few days ago. Since then, dressed to the nines, I regularly break girls’ hearts. A hand-stitched collar in fragrant cowhide decorated in shiny metal with a Staffordshire knot simply attracts the ladies.

Collarsleashes and other canine harness made by Slade Czech saddlers are also available in bright colours for canine ladies. Don’t forget a dog tag to complete the outfit.Take your pick.


For humans

Where's my collar? I wonder. I see the master has pinched it to wear like a bracelet. Again! So I asked the master saddlers and we devised leather accessories for humans too. Check out the bracelets in colourful cowhide, aromatic keyrings and keychainsleather wallets and coasters. Everything in Staffie style. Make your choice.