This super cute crop will soon disavow you of any 'cute' notions you might have about it - this bastard stings! The silicone tip is a moulded piece vacsealed onto the end of a nice, springy bit of delrin. For the added cute factor, it has little faux-sewn detailing molded right into the silicone tip. You might notice that after the first dozen or two swats. Easy to clean, simply wash or boil the tip and carry on your merry little way!