This beautiful leather is from Tannery Badalassi Carlo, Italy. It's vegetable tanned full grain cow leather and has a unique matt surface made by hand with a special tool giving it also a nice rugged look. The color is cognac and it's dyed through. The leather is made from the shoulder of a cow which makes it strong and thick (2,2 mm / 5-6 oz) yet flexible thanks to the movement of the neck. When the patina kicks in it turns smoother, darker, and a bit shiny and this happens quite fast. It's because the leather is oiled during the tanning process. Also, the oils in the users' skin make patinating happen much faster.
As we are talking about leather there might always be some minor imperfections, blemishes, slight differences of color, and natural signs of the animal's life. Overall the quality of this leather is excellent and it's marked as 1st grade.