Saruman's Staff in the New Line film
Staff of Saruman the White. Saruman first wielded his staf in 1000 of the Third Age, when he arrived in Middle-Earth. His staff was large, tall, and dark with the exception of his white marble sphere on top. Saruman's Staff, unlike other wizard staffs, could produce fire. It was not nearly as strong as Gandalf's Staff. Saruman used his staff only as a walking stick until 3018 of the Third age, when he decided to join with Sauron and breed horrible Uruk-Hai. He used his staff as a defense weapon against the free peoples of Middle-Earth. After the Battle for Helm's Deep, Gandalf and Theoden confronted Saruman in Isengard and removed his staff.