I've got one of these at my own sink for the Dutch oven and other larger items. Scour your cast iron cookware with this and hot water, it's all you need to clean it. Stainless steel in the Kingsmaille (doubled Euro 4 into 1) weave, 18 gauge stainless steel in 3/8" rings. The split ring on the corner is chrome plated base metal. Standard jewelry pliers in the photo for scale.