Down N Dirty War Hammer Straight Tip Striker is designed to have a crisper, higher pitched sound. Flared tip has a larger surface area for loud aggressive calling. A larger contact area results in a louder call. Constructed of a hard DiamondWood for the crisp sound, and the flared tip is what gives the loud sounds. Great strikers make a world of difference in the field. Coax that wise old Tom in with the Down N Dirty War Hammer Flared Tip Striker.