Some hikers, trekkers and hill-walkers prefer to use a longer stick -(usually called a staff) – than the traditional walking stick/cane. Although I generally concentrate on making normal length sticks, I occasionally come across shanks which are long enough to be finished as staffs.
This one is a very rare stick…. a Briar hiking staff.
Briar is the bane of stickmakers… making getting to a suitable shanks almost impossible at times but it extremely rare to find a piece of Briar of sufficient girth for use in stickmaking.