The Outdoorsman cooking grate is an awesome accessory for any design of our Outdoorsman/Octagon Fireboxes. This grate is manufactured from a solid piece of 1/4″ Thick Mild Steel. Note that this grate is NOT seasoned or coated. We highly recommend oiling and burning in the skillet during the first use. After that, we recommend storing indoors to avoid rusting. The rest of the firebox can be allowed to patina, however the grate should be cleaned and kept free of rust or blemishes. Use common sense here, keep it clean, keep it out of rain and it will serve you well. This grate offers an elegant yet rugged outdoor cooking experience. Treat yourself to the aroma of wood smoke and the crackle of the fire this year.