This a an awesome set of stamps. They look like they're almost stainless steel (don't know whether they are or not) but they work perfectly. The handle slips into the stamp very easily and comes out he same way. The stamps are clean and leave a fantastic impression. These stamps are well worth the price. There are no "tags" left from the manufacturing process either. One comment worth mentioning: to properly space the letters, you may want to remove the first letter and snug the 2nd letter up the edge of the first impression. That leaves a "balanced" look to the impressions.