Don't let the small size of this pane (flat cane) deceive you. It'll provide a solid spanking for as long as you're willing. It's short enough to swing from the wrist rather than requiring a whole arm swing, so it's great for rapid-fire impact play. Like all my flat canes the sensation is somewhere between a paddle and a cane. It's still stingy but doesn't have the very sharp sting of a traditional round cane. The dots on the handle are aluminium, as is the handle hole. You may notice a small amount of discolouration in the tip of the blade. This is just a part of the cane and has no effect on its strength, but adds to its unique character.