It is quite heavy, just shy of 6 pounds. The latch works perfectly, and there is an interior piece that comes out as well. It does have a split in it that can be viewed up close in the last photo. Also, there is a back piece which is loose and comes off, as seen in the second to last photo.It pops back on, but in keeping with the original parts i didn't want to permanently attach it myself and damage it. This item is made of iron and wood.