As the tag states, it is top-grain cowhide leather. As this is genuine full-grained leather, the scars, briar marks, or discolorations may appear on the grain of the leather and that is the guarantee of the quality of the full grain leather. Indentations in the leather in the pen stand where the pens have laid flat in the box. Please review all photos and ask any questions as needed. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Office\Office Supplies\Desk Accessories\Desk Sets".The seller is "kfitz1224" and is located in this country: US.