Handcrafted in the MDF® artisan tradition by master craftsmen since 1971 100% Latex Free MDF® Babinski Hammer is the instrument of choice by neurologists. Named after the French Neurologist, Joseph François Babinski, best known for the toe phenomenon. This diagnostic instrument is also often referred to as the Rabiner. MDF® has modified the hammer to incorporate modern design and functionality for eliciting myotatic and plantar response with less effort and greater patient comfort. Head: The swivel thermo plastic rubber head is crowned with chrome plated brass disc that enables usage of the head in both the perpendicular and parallel positions to the shaft. The flexibility provides greater effectiveness in eliciting myotatic reflex involving ankle, knee, abdomen, forearm, biceps and triceps. Handle: The weighted chrome plated brass handle is precisely balanced for increased control of force in the percussion. The sand brushed hexagon handle is also designed with a pointed tip used as an additional stimulus for cutaneous reflexes.