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Wands are weird, says head prop maker Pierre Bohanna whose team were responsible for creating the ones used in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, because they can be so simple, literally a stick. They are always absolutely bespoke to the characters. With Newts they wanted something they could trace back to an animal component. Obviously they didnt want anything too macabre, so the handle is made of a piece of shell but its very tubular, like a sandworm shell in feel, but with a pearling effect. The tip was a piece of ash, fairly worn down. It had a lot of character, chips, knocks and bangs to show a full life, a well-worked life.