Tomahawk Collapsible Snake Tongs snap into place quickly and easily in a matter of seconds with no pins to remove or tools required. They collapse to half the deployed length, yet are just as strong as models that don't collapse. The heavy duty anodized aluminum tubes are light weight with a full .090 wall thickness for added strength. The handle and grip end are cast aluminum. Model 315C is 42" when deployed and 21" when collapsed for storage.