13th Century blacksmiths didn’t have metal paint. We’ve taken the base formula they used to protect their craftsmanship from the elements, and modified it to be safer and longer-lasting.
Bear Fat is the perfect product to use to protect the outer shell of your Cauldron basin. Even though we use the best finish available, rust never sleeps, and when your Cauldron begins to scale, a quick coat of Bear Fat applied with a rag will put a beautiful black patina back on your basin in a jiffy. (Think of rubbing bacon grease on a cast iron pan.)
Bear Fat is also ideal for protecting leather gloves and boots, wooden tool handles, and to touch up waxed cotton garments (like a Filson jacket).
Bear lovers (and this includes us), take note - this isn’t actual bear fat! Although it is entirely natural, you don’t want to cook with it. It doesn’t taste good.