So everyone knows the design of standard stage magician's wand: Black with white tips. Often the color of the body and tips are changed but the general design is the same. I tried to look into this but couldn't find very much. What's the origin of this style of magic wand? Is there any significance to the design of a solid colored shaft with different colored tips? Edit: Nevermind. I changed my search terms and found out that, like many other traditional magician characteristics, it can be traced to Robert Houdin.