This is a very well made Hot Rod. I have heard people complain about other Hot Rod's that the gems
fall out easily i.e. when it drops on the floor, but they stay in on this one (I have even
experimented with this by throwing it on the floor, and the gems stayed on. Yes, I know that's
probably not the smartest thing to do :) ).
As with all regular hot rods, this can be
examined (if your patter allows it).
The size is slightly more than 3 inches long (which is
why this is meant for close up). It is small enough to keep in a wallet, which is where I keep mine
(its one of those tricks that are small enough to be carried around anytime, anywhere).
In conclusion: I would recommend this to anyone looking for a hot rod. It isnt that much more
expensive than a cheaper one (a couple of dollars more), and is well worth it.