Hides in Hand's deerskin and moosehide leather originates from local hunters and are tanned at a local tannery, here in Ontario. They are not farm raised. Their natural habitat creates the unique lines, scratches and markings which in turn creates a One Of A Kind look to each handcrafted item. We do not buff out the natural scars of the hide. We embrace their original markings to the fullest, as these markings will not affect the quality or performance of the product.