This 3 prong hairclaw was carved from a resin infused birch laminate and is water resistant. It is about 6" long and works great for most hair types. This is a "made to order" claws so it will not be the exact same as the pictures. If you have any special request ( short, xtra long, square top, funky top, ext) just let me know in the notes when you purchase. 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. I treat all of my wooden hair claws 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.