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Hi Giles, can you help me identify these boots? I got them new old stock from a local shop and they say it is a viberg, iron heart and wesco (?) collab.






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IHVB-03CT - Iron Heart/Viberg 8" Smoke Jumper - Reverse-out "Copper Task"
« Reply #106 on: February 09, 2021, 08:41:30 am »
Hi Giles, can you help me identify these boots? I got them new old stock from a local shop and they say it is a viberg, iron heart and wesco (?) collab.



Not Wesco but an old IH/Viberg collab. The same build as the brown pair this thread is for, but blacked out. You’re very lucky to find a new/like new deadstock pair.
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Re: IHVB-03CT - Iron Heart/Viberg 8" Smoke Jumper - Reverse-out "Copper Task"
« Reply #107 on: February 09, 2021, 08:46:00 am »
Yep, IH/Viberg collab.
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Thanks both for the quick reply, but the pictures you guys posted have 9 eyelets, mine have 10. Is this just another version?


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Thanks both for the quick reply, but the pictures you guys posted have 9 eyelets, mine have 10. Is this just another version?


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Have a look here and compare:

https://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5286

This is the only IH/Viberg collab in black rough put with this type of build
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Thanks both for the quick reply, but the pictures you guys posted have 9 eyelets, mine have 10. Is this just another version?


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Yep, IH/Viberg collab.

Maybe there was more than one run @Giles? Alternatively they could be a prototype or a pair of seconds. They look the real deal to me although I can't see the custom stamp on the outside of the shafts on yours @Poofmeister
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The shaft stamp is there, just a bit hard to capture with my camera, that’s why I gave a shot of the insole stamp.


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The shaft stamp is there, just a bit hard to capture with my camera, that’s why I gave a shot of the insole stamp.


Then they the real deal, although quite possibly a prototype/second. The shaft looks taller that 8" too which it would need to be to accommodate the extra eyelet/speedhook. Viberg make prototypes as a matter of course and regularly put on prototype/seconds sales. Which city/store did you buy them in?
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Thanks again both, then I am a lucky boy, this was a good find. I was not wondering about the originality as it comes with everything except the false tongues. I believe this was from Japan.


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Thanks again both, then I am a lucky boy, this was a good find. I was not wondering about the originality as it comes with everything except the false tongues. I believe this was from Japan.


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These were not supplied with kilties. I added mine, ironically they are in Wesco brown domain leather.
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Aha, @Giles actually had a picture of the same 10 eyelets in this discussion:

IHVB-0X - Iron Heart/Smoke Jumper
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Thanks again both, then I am a lucky boy, this was a good find. I was not wondering about the originality as it comes with everything except the false tongues. I believe this was from Japan.


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These were not supplied with kilties. I added mine, ironically they are in Wesco brown domain leather.
Then your’s is a collab with Wesco too


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@Poofmeister Wesco laces now too so I think that is a legit conclusion.

Good work finding the OG thread. Having had a quick read through it seems certain that these are an early custom version or prototype, possibly even the pair in the pic. All the other pics I can find of the production runs are 9 hole boots. Great find.
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Got some new laces, easier to tie and the aglets match the bronze hardware.