I've been wondering about that Comipel cordovan too. That quote is about the only thing I've been able to find too. Except for the metallic odor bit, that could describe one pair of Horween C&J's for Polo I have although I was eventually able to minimize the welts. Comipel does chicken leg and tilapia too. http://www.comipel.it/ Who's up for a chicken leg Stow?