For over 60 years, King David Conductor Batons have been the baton of choice for literally thousands of conductors. Symphony conductors, band leaders and choral directors specifically request the baton because it is consistent in quality, balance and weight. Conductors experience less fatigue with King David batons due to their light weight and balance. The shafts are made of the finest straight grain birch and maple - kiln dried to prevent warp. The white high luster coating is heat set to provide long service and lasting beauty.