This is my first ever attempt at working with leather...and what a challenge! This is sloppy I know, but I intend on improving. It is deer skin, with deer skin lace. I decided to wrap my solid osage shooter. I drove about a half hour away to Tandy leather, and this is what I settled on getting. The manager said this stuff is very durable. It is really soft to the touch, and I like how it feels when shooting. I plan on attending some workshop classes at Tandy Leather on Saturdays to learn more about working with this stuff.