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Caligae treatment?
Run a search for mineral oil leather. As I say, I haven't yet found a source that looks authoritative, but there are tons of claims out there that mineral oil weakens leather, traps moisture and causes dry rot, or something else bad.

I wouldn't risk it, even though the stuff is cheap.

Mink oil is good, though it tends to leave a white residue if any little bit of it isn't absorbed.
Dan D'Silva

Far beyond the rising sun
I ride the winds of fate
Prepared to go where my heart belongs,
Back to the past again.

--  Gamma Ray

Well, I'm tough, rough, ready and I'm able
To pick myself up from under this table...

--  Thin Lizzy

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Huh. Ok, Thanks, I'll look into it.

I'll stick with Neatsfoot then, anyway. *shrug*
Andy Volpe
"Build a time machine, it would make this [hobby] a lot easier."
Legion III Cyrenaica ~ New England U.S.
Higgins Armory Museum 1931-2013 (worked there 2001-2013)
(Collection moved to Worcester Art Museum)

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