This 1st grade leather is full grain, vegetable tanned, Italian, a shoulder of a cow, from a world famous Tannery Badalassi Carlo and it's called Pueblo. This particular color is Pueblo Black and its surface is something out of this world. It's matte, rugged, and has these small "scratches" that are handmade with a specific tool. That gives the leather its unique look. Also, the leather smells amazing! As already mentioned this leather is made from the shoulder of a cow so it's really strong and 2,2 mm (5-6 oz) thick. As the shoulder is affected by the neck movement of the cow it gives the leather some flexibility. Pueblo Black is dyed completely through so it's all black. During the tanning process, the leather is oiled which gives the leather a smooth and shiny look after several months of use.