Machined of solid brass, this scratchers is over 3” tall and is elevated off the table top by an inset pedestal. It holds an entire box of kitchen sized “strike anywhere” phosphorus tipped matches. The striking surface will mark with each strike, adding your own history of use to the piece. The flat top , bottom, and pedestal surfaces may be polished as you would with any other brass item. Do not expose to water, as this will tarnish the brass.