Only had them for about a week now--got 1 each 19" & 26" (got the 21" a few years ago), & "so far, so good" since this is something you can't truly know how good/effective it is till you have to use it, if ever, and of course you hope you never have to! :-) Kinda like life insurance...LOL. Anyway, seem to be well-made/high-quality self-defense batons, and even the sheaths seem good even though I read a lot of folks saying theirs tore soon after getting the items. Hey, for the price(s), I wouldn't complain even if they DID tear, cuz the actual batons are what I want to be really good--the sheaths are just "toss-in" items IMO. So, more great products at great prices...yep, another win-win! Thanks.