These top quality tooling sides are handpicked from select cattle and tanned the old-fashioned English way. The difference is the use of extracts that oxidize into a beautiful golden color rather than the reddish tones that leathers tanned in Quebracho extract turn. The natural, glowing, russet leather color yields excellent tooling results. These sides are great for high end flat goods and any project where the leather is left natural. You can use Royal Meadow for your most treasured leathercraft projects. These sides are very clean, offering minimal waste when cutting projects.