Because the outer bark of Ash is generally uninteresting I always carefullly shave it down to reveal a mixture of the underbark and the actual wood. The combination of these colours and the rings left after flattening bud knots results in some of the nicest sticks I make. The grain in Ash is dintinctive and a fully stripped handle is always attractive.
Guidelines for arriving at the optimum length for you are shown on Choosing a Stick.
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