The name "corn broom" means that the bristles are made from corn stalks. The corn broom is the most common type of broom. It has the classic broom shape everyone is familiar with. Carlisle decided to take this shape and replace the easily bendable corn stalk bristles with synthetic bristles to produce the 46" Synthetic Corn Broom (45643). The synthetic bristles offer more durability while the wood handle provides a sturdy grip.