OK but I get the rawhide theme in my head while turning and I can't stop. No their not wand's for a Harry Potter movie. Their strikers for Slate and glass top pot calls for turkey season. I have a strong dislike for the conventional strikers , Bland and very un appealing to the eye. We have 3 woods here. Brazilian Rosewood, Cristobal and Iron Wood. The Cristobal has the very dark and blond wood , same wood that a lot of bagpipers use. While on the lath 1 small drop of 100% tung oil rubbed till your hand catches fire as it turns.