Each Steel bell is handmade and hand hammered using a special alloys. The parts are welded together in a continuous seam and then polished. Available in a hand-brushed steel, brass, or copper finish, sealed with a protective coating. The strong fundamental tone of a Steel Bell makes it a unique alternative to other bells on the market. Each Steel Bell has its own individual character due to the hand-hammering process. Like no other cowbell, a Meinl Hand-Hammered Steel Bell is crafted with the personal sound imprint of the smith during the manufacturing process.