is a thin, light-weight rod that is held with one hand, and is traditionally made of wood
, but may also be made of other materials, such as metal or plastic or anything that can be made into a wand. A wand that is used for magical purposes is often called a magic wand
, rather than simply a wand. Wands are distinct from scepters
, which have a greater thickness, are held differently, and have a relatively large top ornament on them.