This is a very well crafted drum, made here in the United States, with a hand made 18 inch cedar hoop and horse hide. It is made as a Northern European style pegged drum, where the hide is attached to the frame by hammering in wooden pegs. The maker was especially inspired by drums made in Denmark.
The sound is deep and rich and vibrant. The hide withstands humidity very well, and when it does go flat it only needs about 10 minutes to dry, which is really good for a hide drum.
The drum comes with a Northern European style rabbit fur beater. The beater is made from a wide wooden paddle. The surface area gives the drum both a good surface area to get a deep rich bass, but also the paddle is hard so you also get bits of higher tones as well. In total it makes for a good full bodied experience.