Whether you choose the Flat Bed or Cargo Box style, both Sleds are elegantly crafted and handmade. They were used by Swiss military horsemen during the 1940s era to transport food, ammo and supplies to remote outposts in the dead of winter that were impossible to reach by vehicles. In the day, the neutral Swiss kept a watchful eye on their borders as WWII raged at their doorstep. Sleds were also basic transportation in post WWII. They glide effortlessly over snow! Serial numbers are present (Flat Bed model is dated) Elegantly crafted, heirloom-quality construction of wood and steel. Built to last a lifetime. Come with 2 large wooden poles (10 1/4'l. x 2 1/4" thick) for horse hookup. Bed is almost 3' wide (35 1/2") x 5 1/2' long. 7 1/4' long overall with skis. Each weighs approx. 240 lbs. Must be shipped on a pallet.