The Cheese Slicer has a Black Matte finish to the hardware. The wire is stainless steel. The metal is purchased from a dependable supplier. The wood has been cut from exotic Lacewood from Australia, Central and South America. The board has a natural food safe finish, mineral oil to protect it but provide ease in its care. The grain is beautifully displayed making it an excellent way to serve the hard cheese that is enjoyed by many people. It will also be an excellent conversation piece or a gift that will be appreciated for many years. It may be washed with soap and water. It may NOT be put in the dishwasher. If it appears dry apply mineral oil, let it absorb, then buff it with a microfiber cloth. It measures approx. 7"W x 8"L x .75"H, the metal is included,, the board is 4.75"W x 7"L x .75"H. Instructions for the care of wood and the name of the wood and its origin is included with the purchase.