I'm guessing you're hoping to use this as the orb in Xellos's staff? So long as it's not so heavy that you can't keep your staff under control, I should think it's fine. Stainless steel orb is not quite "live steel" the way a sword would be considered live steel. It's got no sharp edges, it's shatter proof so it wouldn't create sharp edges. Just be sure that the finished prop is a manageable weight, and that you get it peace-bonded.