This 3 prong hairclaw was carved from a curly maple hardwood. It is about 6" long and works great for most hair types. This is a "made when order" claw so it will not be the exact same as pictures. If you have any special requests (short, xtra long, ext), please put in notes when checking out. You can also use this as a shawl closure and a comb! All of my hairforks have slight curves to ensure that it will not slide out at those inopportune moments. ........ like when your cleaning your toilet! I treat all of my wooden hair forks with mineral oil.....i would recommend rubbing mineral oil (or an oil of your choice) on this claw once every 6 months or whenever it looks dry. I make all of my hair forks myself - no sweatshops, no manufacturing companies, no employees, no 3-d printers and absolutely no stress!!! Its the clean energy of the Idaho Panhandle Sun that powers all of my tools at my off-grid solar powered home.