Blue Crab cut out of 16ga solid steel and then given a "flame colored" patina. Metal is hand ground and then heat is applied which yields the tempering colors and each color represents a different temperature range. One has to be careful as to not hold the heat on it too long or all color will be lost. Item is then clear coated for corrosion protection. Measures approx. 12"X 8 1/4". No two are alike. Made in the USA at the Village Blacksmith- Gloucester, VA.