The patina on this piece sets it apart from other hat stretchers. IF you wanted to stretch a hat today you could use this very functional piece. The handle has a lighter wood then the body. As you turn the handle the piece opens to stretch the hat that you have placed around the body of stretcher. The only markings on this piece is the numbers 6 3 4. Check out the picture on this piece that can be used as a decorative piece or actually help you stretch your own hat wear. Overall size is 7” x 6 ¼” when closed and 8” x 6 ¼” opened. They are also called a hat block.