This typical and very heavy mortise gage has a brass stem, and full brass faceplate on the dark rosewood or ebony head. The gage points (which are long) are adjusted by a slotted screw on the end of the stem, and the head is fixed on the stem by another slotted screw at its top. There is a fancy brass escutcheon around this screw. The gage is not signed but is surely by Marples or one of the other major Sheffield makers. There is a tight crack that runs across the head under the escutcheon, but it is not going anywhere. This is a substantial and quality mortise gage for use. Easily Good.