This is a Nelson Pistol Grip fishing rod handle. This is a very different and unique style handle. I believe that t was an option of having a thumb rest and that piece is missing. T looks like the aluminum was shaved down on one side of the reel seat, but a reel still fits in perfectly and is securely held. Buyer pays $5.99 shipping in the U.S., $12.99 international . I will combine items to save shipping. All items I sell are shipped in a box. I stand behind all items if unhappy let me know.Thanks!