These are made from what many people call "mulehide" but what the leather actually is chrome tanned apron split. I use these on my saddles for horn wraps for the most part with a latigo, "chrome elk" or real elk hide one thrown in here or there. These are cut 2" wide by hand and as long as the leather allows. These are longer lasting and thicker than the real elkhide but not as "grippy". These will be easier to give some rope if needed than the gold Elk. These have been popular for a long time for horn wraps and most of my saddles have went out with one of these on them. I can give you some advice if you need any tips on how to put these on so feel free to ask if you have never done it before.