Design of this walking staff had function in mind. The ball on top is to prevent it from slipping out of your hand. If the pole begins to slip, the ball will act as a stop, giving you a chance to re-adjust your grip. Also included is a leather strap that is meant wrap around your wrist to prevent the staff from falling to the ground. At the far end is a rubber tip to help with traction on slippery surfaces. Height is 55” and weight is around 1.0 lb.