Midwest strives to offer a complete line of snake tongs and the inclusion of the M1 offers a tong with a 1-inch wide jaw and no exposed cables or springs. As with all of the Midwest line the M-1 is constructed of polished aluminum components. It has a rubber coated top jaw to firmly hold the snake. The blue anodized tube had the Midwest logo laser etched into it, assuring you of the quality. It has a comfortable cast aluminum handle. This is a collapsable tong with a rubber cap to protect the ends when the tong is collapsed.