Our copper is hand hammered – yes, hammered out by hand -- from one block of copper at the mine. This is the way it has been done for over a thousand years. And the quality is superb! Copper is used by many cooking professionals because of its superior heat conductivity. You just never have "hot spots" so you can reach very precise heats. Cookware made of copper has a good weight – heavy enough to sit securely on your burners without being too heavy to lift easily with one hand. Plus, there is no denying the beauty of a shining copper pan. Home decorating magazines often feature kitchens full of copper pots and pans because they are just so visually appealing.Copper items are not eligible for free shipping.