Those are the thick cotton Hoppe ones...they make a thinner type too. Idiot scratches happen...don’t sweat it. I prefer the J. Dewey brass rods...Ok got it. Maybe she just needs more attention or I'm impatient. Just wrapped the patch around the jag a bit tighter. BTW anybody have a preference on pistol cleaning rod? The Hoppe one I got is wobbly/loose in the handle.