The 36" mill special was developed from input from various sawyers. They asked us to develop a short cant hook without a grip and a smaller diameter handle. The butt end of the tool has a baseball bat type end cap to keep the tool from slipping out of your grasp. An aluminum handled cant hook that is stronger and easier to use than traditional wood handled cant hooks. The bright blue handle is easy to see around a sawmill or woodlot. The heat treated, zinc plated hook is built to last.