This braided iron fireplace/hearth tool set is a classic. The handles were each made from two long pieces of metal that were slowly heated and braided together. The hand tied broom was made by an experienced broom maker. The pieces are all forged along their entire length for addend toughness and a slightly rustic look. The hearth set was wire brushed and finished with a clear acrylic to prevent rusting. This hearth set is heirloom quality and will last for generations.