The Original Rawhide Maul formerly of Chicago Rawhide Company now owned by C.S.Osborne & Co.. These Mauls are correctly balance. Water buffalo hides are uniquely treated for maximum durability and shock absorbency, compressed between two solid brass flanges. Easy to handle they strike square, deliver controlled dead blows, and are less likely to slip vs. some synthetic mauls. Made in the traditional manner with internal steel rod tanged through an oak handle. This item is a MADE IN USA product.