Why deerskin? Here are 5 reasons why we love our deerskin gloves!
1. Flexible, Stretchable, Comfortable Custom Fit
Soft deerskin gloves are known for their ability to stretch to fit your hand. The leather will stretch width wise, but not in finger length, resulting in an excellent fit that nicely molds to and conforms to your hand.
Sizing Tip: Be sure to buy deerskin gloves a bit tighter and on the snug side, as this will create a perfect custom fit once the fibers are done stretching and conforming to your hands.
2. Naturally Water Repellant AND Dries Soft After Becoming Wet
When deerskin becomes wet, it does not dry stiff or less pliable like other leathers. It has natural water-resistant properties, repelling moisture in humid climates or light rain.
“Waterproof” Tip: While deerskin gloves are naturally water-resistant and stay soft after getting wet, that does not mean they are waterproof. It takes a specially treated leather to stay soft after becoming wet.
3. Extremely Soft and Supple, Yet Tough and Protective
Deerskin is known for its abrasion resistance and is more abrasion resistant than other types of leather. Due to the way the fibers in deerskin are interwoven, the leather is amazingly soft and supple to the touch – yet more durable than similarly constructed cowhide gloves.
4. Strong, Durable, Good Insulator
The fiber structure of deerskin leather will stay cooler in hotter climates, and warmer in colder climates. Compared to many other leathers, this quality makes deerskin an extremely versatile “all season” choice.
5. Long Lasting and Easy to Care For
You can wash them if you need to, which is not true of many other leathers. Just don’t put them in the dryer, as exposure to that type of heat can dry out the leather and make it hard and brittle.
With a little care, they should last for many years!
Glove Care Tip: With a little leather cleaner and leather conditioner, you can get seasons of wear from your new leather gloves.
What is Gee Haw?
First versions of Gee and Haw were recorded as early as 1628. English farmers used these voice commands to get their animals to turn right (Gee) or left (Haw). Literally translated, it meant Hey and Go!
Through the centuries, these commands have continued to be used by people working their draft horses — to farm, to build roads, and to settle our nation. These gentle giants powered our pioneer society with a quiet strength, patience, and dependability that conquered adversity and created a better quality of life for all of us.
Today, Gee Haw is used by horsemen, dog sledders and has become a slang term for people that work well together.