copper or brass shell snare drums with classical ornate engraving.
satin matt finished drum parts with polished (burnished, highlighted) engraving patterns.
all the engraving is done strictly by hand, using the traditional "wriggle" method. This engraving technique is the essential of musical instruments (brass wind, metal shell drums,..) engraving since the late 1800. It is featured on many of the classical vintage engraved snare drums (Slingerland Black Beauties / Lud&Lud Triumphals & DeLuxes / Leedy Black Elites / Conn Victor models,...)