Vic Firth is a company that manufactures drum sticks used for marching percussion and just plain concert percussion. In marching, the MTS1 tenor sticks are commonly used. In snare music, Ralph Hardimon sticks made by Vic Firth are also used. The owner is Everett "Vic" Firth. They are the largest manufacturer of drum and mallet sticks. Most people know them for their sticks, including the Hardimons and other sticks. In 2010, Vic Firth merged with Zildjian, a cymbal and drum stick manufacturer. The companies still operate under their own names.