A very cool case to carry your cigarettes in your pocket. Wearing its age proudly with dings and scratches, this little beauty has been working hard since the 1940s. Slim line hard metal case fits nicely in the pocket. I think this is silver plated brass. It is Stamped Alpacca Hoka , which i think might be german. On the front of the case is a smooth plate where one could engrave initials. A great gift to give. If you must smoke , be stylish about it .