Expandable batons are actually smaller than what they look like. They initially come retracted and is typically easy to carry wherever you. When you need it, you can just flick it open. But despite its seemingly smaller size, expandable batons are typically made from solid steel that is of high quality, allowing you to deliver a strong blow against your target. You have to remember, nevertheless, than whenever you retract the expandable baton, to just bang the tip onto a hard surface like concrete. If you do this on wooden flooring, it can damage it. You also have to ensure that the baton is not vertical and not at an angle when it hits the ground. The baton can get damaged in this manner.