Gold handle Troemner is durable stainless steel. The gold will not rub off. A beautiful percussor to use or to give as a gift. This is what is known as the Minnesota Hammer because it was developed with the direct input from the Dept. of Neurology at the University of Minnesota to present to their Neurology Fellows. It has the larger "Never Age" super-soft bumpers of our Exclusive Design. You can also buy the all gold or the all brushed stainless versions of this percussor -- see our Index list for more information.