These are probably the best Chinese Sticks I have ever seen. They look amazing and the weight is perfect. Very solid, smooth and silent mechanism and I’m sure these will last a lifetime. Great Job P&L and to Stevens Magic for carrying such a fine product! You can’t go wrong with these bad boys! They come packaged in a fine leather case and to be honest I can’t really believe what they are charging for these they could easily be $100 more. Highly Recommended for Collectors and Performers!