The Cordoba Stainless Steel Bombilla is sturdy, light, and elegant. Accented with a bronze mate gourd handle and retractable filter bands, this double-action bombilla looks as good as it works. With a slightly flattened spout, it's easy to sip from. The handle allows you and your guests to manuevor the bombilla without touching the spout. The filter is made of two slits on the shaft, covered by a spring, and secured to the base with bronze bands. To clean the bombilla, simply retract the bands and rinse well. With a length of 6.88 in / 17.5 cm, it's an ideal bombilla for small to medium-sized gourds.