Rustic hand-forged oxidized stainless steel with with edge reveal. Instead of wirebrushing, oxides from the forging process are left on to give a dark color. The oxides are quite durable; requires aggressive wirebrushing from a 10″ wire wheel on a 1/2hp grinder to remove. Much more durable than than the dark color of an oxidized silver ring. This ring has been sanded with fine grit sandpaper to reveal the edges of the hammer facets. Suitable as an alternative to the plain iron ring when dark color is preferred, but doesn’t want to risk rust/finger discoloration.