This product was made with veg tan leather sourced from a local shop in Austin, Texas. It was cut by hand with a Chartermade L'indispensable Blade and saddle stitched by hand with waxed thread. The sides were burnished with Tokonole, and waxed with Columbus Mill Edge Wax. Finally the piece was polished with Aussie Leather Conditioner . Then set out in the sun to receive a little sunshine.