The cane is pretty, great that it folds, but the handle breaks too easy! The can fell the 1st day I had it, if you use a cane you know they fall all the time, the handle chipped! Not sure what it is made of but every time I dropped it is chips and gets a mark on the handle. I purchased this to replace a cane that is over 5 years old and looking old, this new one is looking old & beat up more than my old one. The design is pretty but be careful with the handle.