The cold shoes (one vertical & one horizontal) are secured with Zacuto’s new quick release clamp onto the shoe of your accessory. You can mount two cold shoe items at once with a half turn of a Zacuto lever. No unnecessary winding of the annoying plastic round tie down wheel! This new system is a convenient clamp that cannot come undone. It a totally new way to create a rock solid coldshoe connection. The top handle itself is hand tooled fine three quarter maple.