I consider the Black Rose Sultry Spanker to be fairly well-made. Its 100% vegan, being made out of pleather which takes on wear and tear well. I think even with rough use, it will last a long time. The only problem I did have with it being made of pleather is the terrible smell it had when I first removed it from the box; this dissipated within a few hours though.
The design of the spanker is beautiful. The purple and black color combination is great to look at and the rose detail on the bottom is a nice detail. The cushioned middle is a nice addition, as well, especially since this is more of a light BDSM piece. I wouldn't say that the Black Rose Sultry Spanker is worth its current price though. I was a little disappointed with it, although I'm not sure why, because I can't think of anything that it's missing. I guess it just doesn't have that special something.
Even though I really like the padded middle on the Black Rose Sultry Spanker, the whole thing is just too soft for me. I can't hit hard at all with it, because even the handle is made out of the same pleather material and it's in a rectangle shape. I think if it were a round handle, then this would be great. For a beginner though, I think this might be just what to get for that exact reason. It's a good toy to use when you want to work up to something a little more extreme. It doesn't leave any marks, welts or even a stinging sensation.