Every case is individually hand made by me, which makes every case uniquely it’s own! I use a jeweler’s saw to cut the skull out of brass sheet metal, before soldering it to copper and then forge and fold it into a snug sleeve that fits a regular size Bic lighter perfectly. Copper cases are oxidized and then polished to enhance depth and detail. Copper and brass can oxidize quickly with normal use and exposure to the elements, but can easily and quickly be polished up to retain like new shine! Polishing instructions will come with your purchase. Hammer marks and solder may show up on each uniquely crafted piece, particularly on the back where the seam is. Shipping and handling times vary, current ETA for production is no later than 10 days.