Solid Brass and beautiful. I looked at a lot of shower rods before choosing this one. I actually purchased another one from a popular online hardware store, only to find the end holders were not brass, but plated zinc alloys, even though they advertised the whole set up as solid brass. That order got cancelled and I bought these instead. My only wish is that I could have found it in natural unlacquered/uncoated brass..
This is a very sturdy shower rod. It was hard to cut but that was because of the quality materials used. The slotted mounting screws were useless and who is still making these anyway. Seriously is there a giant warehouse in china with leftover screws from WW2 plus they were barely long enough to go through drywall. Other than that and extremely good quality product.