Quintana's wands caused a sensation when they were first introduced. Sleek and unusually long in design, they produced spells of "force and elegance". They contained a single spine taken from the back of one of the White River Monsters native to Arkansas. Initially, there were fears that the species was being over-fished, but the ecological impact was lessened by the fact that only Quintana knew how to lure the creatures. He fiercely guarded this secret up until his death, after which wands containing White River Monster spine cores were no longer made.
- Pottermore (First mentioned)
- Wizarding World (Mentioned only)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (mentioned on wand permit application)
Notes and references
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (see this image) - He was likely of age by the time he was a recognised wandmaker in 1926.
- According to Pottermore, Quintana produced wands during the 1920s, which means he could not have died before 1930.
- Writing by J.K. Rowling: "1920s Wizarding America" at Wizarding World