This paddle is made with all of the features of the entire line of deluxe Menzie Series graphite tools and features a counterweighted tight-grained hardwood handle and all stainless steel construction. The Menzies Ultimate paddle features a beveled edge and a “V” notch that can be used as a rest and is also useful for marble making. Menzie series tools are manufactured by Griffin Glass Tools in the United States for a long service life. All Menzie Series Tools are designed and produced with extreme quality and durability. The 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 artist’ talent.