The striker is a pure quartz crystal rod with a silicon sleeve covering the full length of the rod. This is the same quality of crystal striker as our other crystal strikers, just with the crystal rod completely covered. The benefit of this is that you will never touch the crystal rod to the crystal bowl (though this would really be a rare occurrence to begin with with our crystal strikers). The silicon plays the crystal bowl effortlessly, without the 'swishing' sound a suede striker makes on frosted bowls. In addition to frosted bowls, this striker also plays well on the surface of clear and handle bowls, so it is a versatile tool and perhaps all you would need to play your crystal bowls. We have gone through many versions of these crystal strikers to ensure we have found a quality of silicon that truly plays the bowls effortlessly.
The striker is 8.5" in length by .75" wide.