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I expected Dark Oak to be my first Galway but can't miss out on Zug
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I expected Dark Oak to be my first Galway but can't miss out on Zug


Good choice.

 

One can always come back and pick up a Dark Oak version.

 

 

Now hopefully we'll get that Zug!!!!!!

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post


Good choice.

One can always come back and pick up a Dark Oak version.


Now hopefully we'll get that Zug!!!!!!

Exactly my thinking. I can grab it a few months, a year, etc. but those pesky little zugglets are tough to find
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post


Exactly my thinking. I can grab it a few months, a year, etc. but those pesky little zugglets are tough to find


Tell me about it.

 

 

 

I've been calling for them for weeks, and they just don't seem to want to answer.

 

 

 

Here zuglet, here zuglet.

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I have been in training for weeks honing my skills. I purchased a cabin in the Russian wilderness lifting wagons, doing chin ups in a barn, and running wind sprints in snow banks. Only then was I able to achieve enough skill to bag my first zuglet.
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I have been in training for weeks honing my skills. I purchased a cabin in the Russian wilderness lifting wagons, doing chin ups in a barn, and running wind sprints in snow banks. Only then was I able to achieve enough skill to bag my first zuglet.

Ivan Drago style??
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I have been in training for weeks honing my skills. I purchased a cabin in the Russian wilderness lifting wagons, doing chin ups in a barn, and running wind sprints in snow banks. Only then was I able to achieve enough skill to bag my first zuglet.


Sounds like total commitment to me.

 

 

So, has anyone seen fit to commit you yet?LOL

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The only comment I have received is disdain from my better have regarding the beard.
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

The only comment I have received is disdain from my better have regarding the beard.


Then a Zuglet hunting we will go!!!

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I left this thread for a day and come back to over 80 new posts - first sign that something is wrong.

 

What the hell is Zug?  Can someone please educate me, and is it something I need to get in on assuming it's not too late?

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fixed the pics were blurry :/
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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post
 

 

Further to my earlier posts and @VegTan 's excellent contribution, I carried out a highly scientific (!) experiment today to compare EG's country calf (CC) to proper old school zug, or heather gorse in EG-speak.

 

Side by side below, a pair of 1940s boots made of Beva leather, a pair of second world war-era Lotus veldtschoen boots made of Martin's zug, and the Galway in almond CC. They've all been treated with Obenauf's LP recently to boost their water-repellancy

 

(Note that Obenauf's and the like can only do so much with dressier leathers and works a lot better with leathers which have a certain amount of water resistance already.)

 

 

I left the boots in direct rain for just a couple of minutes and you can see the beading of the water as it hits the barrier of Obenauf's

 

 

I then brought the boots inside for half an hour and then compared things. See how the CC has actually allowed some of the water to soak into the leather whereas the zug still carries the water on top

 

 

 

I know from wearing the CC Galways that they look even wetter when the foot has been creasing the boot in the rain as per this pic taken last year

 

 

 

Compare the relative thickness of the Beva and zug

 

 

And the relative thickness of zug and CC, bearing in mind that the CC is a double layer, kinda 'cuffed' if you get my drift

 

 

It's clear now why there were the 'Country' and 'Highlander' versions as the latter would have been much more of a field boot than the country calf versions, which by comparison would have looked relatively poncey in themselves...

 

Bonus pic for the boot historians of the CC41-stamped Beva leather ammo boots

 


Apparently Zug leather is EG Heather Gorse.

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In Zug we trust.
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i have a pair of trickers in zug grain. just looked at them and wow the leather is really thick!
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i have a pair of trickers in zug grain. just looked at them and wow the leather is really thick!


Pictures please!!!

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