The Aetco straight wood baton features second growth hickory having a clear straight grain with no knots or imperfections. All wood batons are 1 ¼ inch diameter and come in standard lengths from 24 to 42 inches in length. Wood batons are vat dyed and finished using a durable hard lacquer finish. These batons are smooth on both ends and the hand grip accessories such as the rubber sleeves and roll on grips greatly improve the user’s ability to grip the baton. The baton stop accessory is used to support the baton in the beltor ring carrier. A leather thong may also be added to this model baton and should be ordered in include the drilled thong hole. CAUTION: All plastic and wood batons are subject to breaking. The aluminum baton was developed to minimize that possibility. Consider your application, department policy and severity of usage with the options you have available. Please consult the factory if you have any questions.