The body of the Classic Nagado consists of individual staves of Larch wood, aged and glued to one another. The body is then stained reddish brown to reveal the beautiful natural grain of the wood. Finished with a coat of gloss varnish to lend a classy touch and provide additional protection from the elements. The lower pitched skins are of Water-buffalo hide, attached with a double row of nails. Two solid ornate handles make it easier to carry.