How do l recondition an old saddlebag that was left wet for ages?


I have my grandfather’s old saddlebag but it got very wet, then dried out misshaped. Leather is > 90years old. The stitching has all gone but l intend to hand stitch that with hide run through beeswax. Any suggestions? It was black but has lost its colour in places. Suspect shoe polish will be the answer for that. Really want to re-condition the leather before doing anything else.

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