|It should read 'wimp'|
This product is a nice black leather, with two layers, stitched together at the handle and open at slapping surface. The handle has some sort of reinforcement inside to stiffen and thicken it a bit. The stitching is a little rough to the touch, and there were some loose threads that need to be clipped, though the stitching itself seems firm. A metal eyelet at the end of the handle makes it easy to hang. The loop is a bit small for most male hands, and it's a thin fabric strap. I'm going to find a black leather shoelace to replace it with, to make it nicer for my partner to use.
As other reviewers on Lovehoney have mentioned, the red colour is from a slip of paper between the two layers of leather. I might see if I can find some craft glue that is safe for leather and glue a piece of red fabric to the back surface to replace the paper.
The leather is very stiff and hard. I don't know if it would be softened up with regular use and being cared for with oil, but then if it was, it might not leave the imprint. I'm not sure.
The most disappointing thing to me is that the force required to make the imprint work is more than I can take. Yes, I'm a wimp!
On the whole, it's a nice little paddle for the price, and a fun addition to the collection.
Verdict: 3.5 out of 5 stars