Dark navy blue deerhide. A little thicker than my usual deerhide, but lighter than elks. On a scale of 1 to 10 (Velvety Soft to Very Heavy Thud) this would be a 3 with no sting. I did not notice until I was taking the pictures that this one has some light spots on the backside of the hide. It was part of the dyeing process and does not affect the wear or sensation, but I'm marking it at $90 because of that.