This paddle features a durable aluminum handle for good weight transfer and balance and easy handling. Manufactured by Griffin Glass Tools in the United States for a long service life. All Griffin Tools are designed and produced with extreme quality and durability. The graphite for the head is engineered from industrial grade, fine density high-grade graphite which has been machined to a smooth finish. Designed and produced by a longtime lampworker, Scott Griffin, who builds glass tools to be an integral extension of the hot glass artists’ talent.