One of the hardest pieces of wood available. Jatoba is a natually beautiful reddish brown wood. The finish on the handle is 2 clear coats of a hard spray finish. The tassels are hand cut brown oil tanned 3oz leather that are approximately 1/2" wide and 16" long. The handle is 10" long and the entire flogger weighs approximately 9oz. It's a stingy little sucker.