Our Defence Shafts are hand-crafted from the finest quality kiln dried hickory available. The hickory is hand picked to assure quality & prevent imperfections and kiln dried to prevent warping. Our Wood Lacrosse Shafts are a quality shaft that will hold up to the punishment the game places on Lacrosse Equipment. The shafts are hex-cut to fit all makes of heads and come with a head mounting screw. We do not put a finish on our products as we feel it is not necessary. In the natural process of using your shaft the oils from your hands will bring out the natural colour of the wood and give it a personality of it's own. However, if you want to finish your shaft with paint, stain, varnish or polyurethane it will not affect the warranty. Some people like to use Minwax products but a finish is NOT NECESSARY.