The 5 Foot Billet Aluminum Convex Snake Tong is a great choice snake tong if you are handling Medium to Small size snakes from a bit of a distance. These tongs also have a black foam grip on the aluminum tube to help you stabilize your tong before you grip your snake, while you are moving your tong around trying to get your snake, and when you have your snake safely secure in the gripper end. These poles are still the lightest and strongest aluminum tong you can buy so you probably wont need the handle, but this grip makes your snake tong so much easier to handle in any situation. Our snake tongs are the only billet aluminum tongs on the market, and we are, for a limited time selling them for what most companies are selling their inferior cast aluminum tongs for. Cast aluminum can not be tempered so there is no way for it to be as strong as a machined tempered block of aluminum, and that's what we use. You wont find a stronger, lighter, more durable snake tong on the market. Usually ships in 1-2 days but may take up to 7 days for orders after 4pm on Fridays or over the weekend.