Ferrule is very nice. And recessed button is nice to. Over all I like the paddle (5 miles so far). I tried a Kalliste briefly and felt much lighter, the Camano is not heavy by any means, but it's extra weight must be in the blades as I could definitely tell the difference. I am now considering the Werner high angle paddles also as I have read a few people say it's easier to switch paddle style angles with the high angle paddles versus the low angle paddles.if that makes any sense.