Stick Dimensions

Additional information

Weight 16.00 oz
Dimensions 32.75 × 1.00 in
Handle Size

Stick Size

Stick Name:

GE22013

42.00

1 in stock

Gorse makes really nice walking sticks despite a tendency to produce twisted knarled stems. In Ireland, we also refer to Gorse as Furze or Whin.

If you are looking for a perfectly straight walking stick without blemish, then Gorse is not for you. However, if you like a stick that has real ‘character’, do have a look at this wood. What sets it apart as a walking stick is, not only the twists, knots and indentations, but also the hue of the grain of the exposed wood after peeling the bark which is not worth saving.  However, if you like a stick that has real ‘character’, do have a look at this wood. What sets it apart as a walking stick is, not only the twists, knots and indentations, but also the hue of the grain of the exposed wood after peeling the bark which is not worth saving.

In Ireland, we also refer to Gorse as Furze or Whin. It grows profusely especially on acid sandy soil and often becomes quite invasive on neglected land. Its foliage, which is extremely prickly, produces vivid yellow flowers during Spring, Summer and Autumn. It generally grows in a twisted and gnarled fashion and it is almost impossible to find a straight piece of any length more than 24 inches.

Why buy a Gorse walking stick?

  1. It is an extremely dense tough wood – will withstand lots of use
  2. The knots, indentations and twists give it real character

The dimensions shown under the Additional Information tab are in inches and ounces. The width is the measurement at the tip (bottom) of the stick. Any stick can be shortened to a specified length at no extra cost.

Guidelines for arriving at the optimum length for you are shown on the Choosing a Stick page.