This peppermill has an antique-style peppermill mechanism that adjusts easily from coarse to extra fine. The metal is an Antique Brass finish. It does not accommodate salt since it is metal. The body of the mill is an exotic wood, Goncalo Alves from South America. It is machine shaped, with the changes in color and the grain accenting the shape. It has a very durable food safe finish. It can be washed with soap and water and dried immediately. It can NOT be put in the dishwasher. If it appears dry apply mineral oil. A care of wood card and the name of the wood and it's origin is included with the purchase. It is approx. 2.75"w x 7.5"L x 5.25"H.