The idea for this gauntlet comes from a customer of mine in Australia. Thanks Mark! This was a great idea. The gauntlet is 3.5 inches wide (8.9 cm) with two 1 inch straps (2.54 cm) that secure with nickel plated buckles. The color is what I call Caramel; sort of a thinned out tan. You can order it in black or any other color you wish. It might look pretty cool in red! The leather is 7 oz steer hide which has been treated with Atom Wax to give it a bit of a shine and some water-proofing.