I wanted to create something different this time so when I found these two Replicas of General George Washington's Flintlock Hawkins pistols I knew I had found what I wanted. The pistols are all metal and wood but are non-firing. You can still cock the hammer and pull the trigger if you wish but they can never be made to fire. Still, having a pair of Dueling Canes is very unique and they feel great in your hand. The shaft is American Black Walnut which matches the wood in the pistols very well.