Full grain leather is the best leather you can buy. Genuine leather is usually a low grade leather. Here are the differences and what to look for. Hi Larry & Gary, The # is a Naked leather Cowhide, which means there is no finish on the leather. It has a non-shiney appearance with a softer pliable hand. The # is a Steerhide leather which has a finish on the leather, a shiney appearance and a stiffer rigid Cowhide vs. Naked Cowhide vs. Steerhide.