This is a real time saver and simplifies fire maintenance. Sift out the embers in your woodstove or fireplace while getting rid of unwanted ash. Just scoop up a shovel full, shake the ashes through the grate, and preserve the live embers for starting your next fire. Keep the fire going continuously without fire-starters. Black powder coated steel with hanging hole in the handle. 18"L. USA made . IMPORTANT: This item is NOT designed for coal fired or pellet stoves. Use only in wood-burning stoves and fireplaces.