Supplied in 3 easy to ship threaded sections. Use a product like Loctite on the threads or it WILL become unthreaded in the wind. The problem is that as the weathervane figure spins it loosens the threaded sections. The spindle starts to wobble and enlarges the hole in the post. The weathervane fails and the post needs to be completely replaced.
Steel painted black.
This post must be maintained regularly or it WILL rust quickly.
This post is ok for the light, inexpensive, stamped, imported weathervanes, but not recommended for quality weathervanes.