I would call that elm. Harder to judge prices. If you are situated in Sweden the price is considered high on this item. But dont worry, seems even in Sweden prices are going up. You bought it and hopefully you are satisfied with what you paid. Dont let anyone make you disappointed on the monetary part of the deal. If you are situated, lets say, in US I think the price is not to high. In Sweden no interest in collecting m/96 because of different stock-wood or year of production.