This is a hand crafted, light weight, medieval style low whorl drop spindle. The stick is Pear and the whorl is Spalted Beech.
The whorl is removable and the hole in the whorl is tapered to match the taper of the stick, meaning that they almost never fall off during use. Having a removable whorl means that you can remove it when the cop starts to get large and keep on spinning.
** This spindle has a groove at the flicking tip **