This stick is made from 3 types of wood which I have fitted together to make this lovely contrasting wood grain shank. Once turned and sanded to a really fine finish I have used a Shellac polish to add a superb shine that really enhances the wood grain. The handle is a Brass casting which I have painted black with a car body paint. If you don't like it, you (or I on request) can restore it back to its brass finish which can then be polished up. This is not a heavy weight stick so should be used mainly as a fashion accessory and not as a walking aid for support. The total length is 34 inches and I can shorten it to any length you like. Just let me know when you order.