Kooboo Cane is unpeeled rattan. It still has bark, but we’ve sanded the most prominent scaly nodes and left the smaller ones. This provides a little more excitement for both of you. This Kooboo Cane is approximately ½ thick and roughly 36 long. And despite what you may have been told–or believe from your own experience–canes are fragile. The United States Postal Service and UPS can’t seem to keep their hands off these and end up breaking them when we send only one or two. We suggest purchasing a minimum of $15.00 worth of canes so we can ship them to you in special packaging. Otherwise, we must pass on the cost of additional shipping to cover the cost of special packaging and prevent breakage. Of course, how you break the Kooboo Canes once you receive them is up to you.