American Bison leather is one of the strongest commercial leathers used today. By nature, the American Bison is a fighting animal and will have more scars and scratches than cowhide, goatskin or lambskin. These hides are a natural, full-grain leather that have been tanned to shrink for pronounce grain appearance. This along with the fact that scarring and markings are much more prevalent on Bison hides gives the leather true character. No two bison hides are alike. Please consider this when ordering Bison products.