This is a stout and sturdy wand. But why is it a Wand of Bad Blood? Because the wood has a story. In the back yard of the house I got this wood from was a dead peach tree right next to two wooden fences built a foot apart. The previous owner of the house got into a dispute (I don't remember over what, but maybe over shared costs of building a fence). They got pretty angry with each other, and two fences were built. Redundantly. Apparently the bad blood escalated until the neighbor next door poisoned the peach tree in the yard that my girlfriend now owns. It's been standing there dead for maybe ten years, until I decided to see if the roots had rotted out. I was able to easily push it over. So, I brought over my chainsaw and cut the carcass up. It still had some decent looking wood, so I decided to turn a wand out of it. Peach is nice and hard and has a pretty grain and golden color.