Our Tooled Style of covers are a "Cut Edge" style of cover offering a more traditional rustic look. To see the definition of "Cut Edge" style see FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) # 23. The leather is a vegetable tanned style of leather that is 2 to 3 ounce which is approximately 1/16" thick. The design, title and optional name are etched into the cover permanently. Available in the colors of Mahogany and Rich Brown. The colors will vary from pictures shown because of the nature of the leather used. NOTE: If ordering the gilded edges on a book, you must send new books. We can not apply gilding to used books.