I love this rolling pin. I read reviews before purchasing and my pin came super smooth. maybe they got a defective one? Either way, I love the wooden pin. I had a few metal pins and i would always get creases in my dough and after multiple uses, it's possible to start rusting if the handles don't break off. I spend money on my baking products, so it wasn't like the previous were cheap product. I just overused them! nothing worse than seeing rust flakes on your pie crusts.. i am sure this rolling pin will last me much longer.