This walking cane is hand carved and painted. It houses a pool cue. The wood appears to be stain black not painted. It is truly unique and very attractive. It was made in Japan. It is a carved map of Japan and Korea. The ends are brass ringed. the tip for the cane is brass as well. the top knob for the cane seems to be a carved stone ( could be plastic but if it is it is very heavy plastic!) The carvings are very quaint and colorful. the bottom half of the stick is a bit lighter in color. All parts are present with the exception of the cue tip where the chalk goes. It has minor scratches consistent with its age. It has no damage that I can see.