THE CREATION OF A FINE WAND
by The Wandmaker at The Wand Shop
A wand is a weapon in the hands of an experienced wizard. It should be designed and crafted as such. Just about anyone can learn to work wood, but not everyone can become a Wandmaker. When designing my wands, I take into consideration the cut and personality of each piece of wood. I choose the wood from suppliers all over the world. I look for the beauty, durability, and power in each piece of wood I use.
The handle design is imperative in the overall feel of the wand. The wand handle should be functional with a comfortable fit in the hand of the wizard. Fancier designs may look nice but a fancy handle design detracts from the functionality of the wand. Functionality (the usefulness of the wand) is imperative in wand design.
I also consider the balance when I design a wand. A fine wand should balance in the right spot along its length. An intimate knowledge of the woods used is important in the design. I learned this skill through years of study and apprenticeship and experience.
Finally, a wand must fit the personality of the Wizard. For this reason, I offer over forty different wands with an unlimited number of options. If you do not see what you want, you can always choose a Custom Made Wand. I will work with you to create the wand of your dreams.
Thank you for choosing The Wand Shop.
PS Whenever you order a wand online, make sure you know the credentials of the Wandmaker. Wizards will only use Wandmakers certified by the the ISW (International Society of Wandmakers).
If you would like to learn more about Wands and Wandmaking, read my book Wandlore - A Complete Guide to the Wizard Wand by ordering a copy here.
A NOTE ABOUT WAND LENGTH
I did not cover the length of a Wand in my book, Wandlore. At the time I wrote the book, I was not aware that humans prefer to choose the length of their wands. (All wizards would defer this decision to their Wandmaker.)
The length of the Wand is an important component in the functionality of a Wand. If you are looking for guidance on what length to choose, try wielding some sticks to find out what feels best for you. In the future, the Sorting Wand on this site will help you with this decision.