A wand is a thin, straight, hand-held stick or rod used by beings who possess magical abilities to channel and focus their powers, to cast spells and enchantments more easily. Wands are most commonly made out of wood, but they can also be fashioned in other materials as well. They are most commonly held in one hand. Each wand contain a specific magical element which distinguishes it, like a phoenix feather, dragon scale or other. The most notable users of wands are wizards and witches.