Bear Claws create some unique sound possibilities. The poly material is molded at the playing to produce a 90-degree bend. The “claws” are 1 inches in length. They can be used to create cool scratch effects on coated heads. The claws increase the attach and definition on both cymbals and drums. Flipping the claws over and playing on the “knuckle” side is less exaggerated but very effective percussive attack.