It appears that the black paint on the drumsticks isn't of the best quality. When they are used they leave black marks on the drum heads. It is disappointing, as they otherwise appear to be nice drumsticks.
My youth finds it really cool to have black drum stick. Really encouraged the person to train harder and be a better drummer for Christ.. but should have a cap for the tip of teh stick so it would not chip so easily.. Still a cool drum stick to have..