King David baton. 14" White Lacquer Shaft. Tortoise Shell Handle - Pear Shape. Supplied in a clear plastic tube. The shafts are made of the finest straight grain birch and maple specifically kiln dried to prevent warp. The high luster coatings are heat set to provide for long service and lasting beauty. GEMWOOD HANDLE is the most elegant of baton handles. The multi-coloured hardwoods are hand polished for exceptional brilliance and color.