Hides in Hand's deerskin and moose hide leather originates from local hunters and are tanned at a local tannery in Ontario. The animals natural habitat creates the unique lines, scratches and markings which in turn create a One Of A Kind look to each handcrafted item. The natural scars are NOT buffed out. The original markings are embraced to the fullest. The quality or performance of the product is NOT affected by these naturally occurring markings.