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Re: [medieval-leather] Re: What leather?

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  • Ron Charlotte
    ... I m leaning toward goat, with some combination tannage treatment. Probably a heavy surface oil over a chrome. That one cut edge in the photo looked like
    Message 1 of 16 , Aug 9, 2005
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      At 02:23 PM 8/9/2005, Anna de Byxe wrote:
      >It's from England and the hair isn't right. Also
      >almost all reindeer hides nowadays have round
      >pockmarks on the flesh side. There is a type of fly
      >called Corm, that likes to lay their eggs right under
      >the skin of the reindeer and the larvae grow to about
      >a half an inch before they hatch as new fies. Really
      >disgusting when you had to scrape them off, not to
      >mention how the poor reindeer feel...

      I'm leaning toward goat, with some combination tannage treatment. Probably
      a heavy surface oil over a chrome. That one cut edge in the photo looked
      like there might be a green undertone.


      Ron Charlotte -- Gainesville, FL
      ronch2@... OR afn03234@...
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