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 pronounced grain appearance. This along with the scarring and marking prevalent on Bison hides gives this bison leather bag true character. No two bison hides are alike. Please consider this when ordering Bison products. Made In USA.