These are made with Italian calfskin that has been tanned with a silver bronze pattern. The handles are braided in "distressed" silver leather meant to look worn.
The metallic finish is dyed into the leather and cannot rub or flake off, it is meant to look as it does. The knots have gold highlights.
These are good middle of the road floggers. They are not too heavy and not too light. They would make a good staple piece for any impact toybag.