“The Patriot” American Fire Pit by Ohio Flame combines sleek and modern styling with tough American quality and durability. With no parts to break or wear out over time, this Fire Pit is built to last a lifetime. “The Patriot” is crafted from thick carbon American steel that is sourced from local steel mills. No maintenance is required for this Fire Pit, as it’s designed to withstand the elements year-round. “The Patriot” features a substantial Rain Drain to allow for water drainage. The “Natural Steel Finish” will develop a natural iron oxide patina and gradually darken over time. This Fire Pit is 100% American Made and is crafted by a local artisan. “The Patriot” is backed by Ohio Flame’s Lifetime Warranty, guaranteeing that the Fire Pit will last a lifetime.
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What is a Natural Steel Finish?
Natural Steel Finish is the finish of the steel as it comes out of the steel mill. The carbon grade steel that we purchase out of the steel mills in not checked for color characteristics (since that has nothing to do with its strength and durability), but more so for visible defects such as stress cracks and delaminations. The Natural Steel Finish can cover a range of colors; from more of a light gray or silver, to more brown or even a dark gray. These colors are temporary and will change as the Fire Pit begins it's "Patina Process". There may be color variations on the Fire Pit you receive compared to the fire pit that is shown in the listing since every Fire Pit may have it's own unique finish. Again, the "Natural Steel Finish" is a temporary appearance as the Fire Pit begins to age in its "Patina Process".
What is a Patina Finish?
In metal, Patina is the finish that develops on the metal’s surface over a period of time due to a natural weathering and oxidation process. Many of our products start out in a state that we refer to as a "Natural Steel Finish". This finish is simply the uncoated mill finish of the steel after it is formed at the mill. Usually this "Natural Steel Finish" appears gray or silver, but this too may vary based on the batch of sourced raw steel material used. No protective coating or finish is applied to the steel to preserve it from weathering or beginning to form its natural iron oxide patina (otherwise known as rust). This weathering/patina process is a completely natural reaction that occurs when water (i.e. rain, moisture, humidity) and oxygen comes in contact with the iron in the untreated "Natural Steel Finish". The patina process usually starts off orange-ish in color, but will become more dark brown in appearance as the steel is continually exposed to water and heat. Because the amount of direct exposure to these natural elements may vary on specific parts of the product(s), some areas may or may not weather/patina as fast as others. All Fire Pits and their accessory products are constructed out of the same high carbon-grade steel and will eventually look similar with time and use. This weathering/patina process occurs at the surface level and the Patina finish helps to act as a coating, protecting the metal underneath from material degradation. So even though the surface may look rusty, the Fire Bowl will not rust through, warp or rot out over time. Some customers may decide to paint their fire pits with a high heat paint, which is available in several color options. Please be advised; this option will require routine upkeep in order to maintain the desired optimal cosmetic appearance.