Like the NBS Statement speaker cables, the Viking Acoustics speaker cables run two different gauges for their +ve and -ve cables (the thicker gauge is the positive). The Viking cable however is a hybrid design with silver and copper conductors intertwined inside. This gave the cable a slightly larger landscape and a bit more airiness over the NBS but loses to the NBS in terms of authority and a grounded, more weighty soundstage. But with the NBS costing thousands more, the Viking Acoustics Master Silver emerges as the better buy. Each side of the cable has three positioning blocks that are integrated into the cables where you could spread them out to keep the cables off the floor (which is a great idea by the way).
Cosmetically, the cables look great. Some minor wear from use but nothing major. Cables will be securely packed for safe shipping.