Although these batons appear to be delicate and fragile like blown glass, they are actually quite durable. Unlike wood, acrylic handles are impervious to extreme temperature or humidity changes and will not crack or split. The acrylic material is heavier than most woods, so I build these batons with fiberglass shafts in order to balance them perfectly. Through careful sanding and buffing, I polish these acrylic handles to a glossy finish that will not wear away with use. Available in a wide variety of colors, these batons are a colorful way to express your individuality.