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The following are the "Name Codes" of the Mastro De Paja grades, as they are used in the USA.
(The comment between the [...] is mine, in an attempt to clarify a bit.)
Grades are order from lowest to highest:

  • OB
  • OC
  • OB (Drop)
  • OB Unica
  • 1B
  • 1C
  • SE (Blk Lar)
  • Ruber [Red stain]
  • Nera [meaning "Black" in Italian]
  • 2C [Polished Natural]
  • 2D
  • 3A
  • 3A (Sun)
  • 3B
  • 3C
  • F1 [I assume it refers to "Fiammata" (Straight Grain)]
  • F2

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    The following are the "Name Codes" of the Mastro De Paja grades, as they are the grades as used in Italy (and Europe).
(The comment between the [...] is mine, in an attempt to clarify a bit.)
Grades are order from lowest to highest:

  • Castanea [Polished Brown]
  • OB [Rusticated/Carved]
  • OB Unica [Semi-Rusticated/Carved]
  • 1B [Dark Sandblasted]
  • 1B
  • 1 Sun [Natural Sansblasted]
  • Ruber [Red]
  • 2D Semi-Rusticated/Carved]
  • 2D
  • 2 Suns [Straight Grain Semi-Rusticated/Carved]
  • 3A [Polished Brown]
  • 3A
  • 1 Sun [Polished Brown]
  • 3A
  • 2 Suns Polished Brown]
  • 3B [Smooth Natural]
  • 3B
  • 1 Sun [Smooth Natural]
  • 3B
  • 2 Suns [Smooth Natural]
  • 3C [Straight Grain]
  • 3C
  • 1 Sun [Straight Grain]
  • 3C
  • 2 Suns [Straight Grain]
  • F
  • 1 Sun [Straight Grain]
  • F
  • 2 Suns [Straight Grain]
  • F
  • 3 Suns [Straight Grain]
  • Unica

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