Before formally introducing this prop, let’s discuss an old hackneyed topic in magic.
It is something that is often encountered when performing routines that use classic magic props, but it is often ignored: What in the world is this thing?
We do not mean merely describing the appearance of the prop, e.g. that it is a wooden box, or a metal stick, or tube made of leather, etc. Rather, how do we explain to the audience the reason for the existence of this object? After all, no one in the world, apart from magicians, has seen something like this in their entire life.