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Hazel wood combines strength with light weight. The bark can be variable in colour, ranging from dark reddish brown to light grey. The outermost layer of bark is sometimes a thin film of silver or gold with a metallic sheen to it. Mottled forms, combining a range of different colours, always looks attractive.
Hazel is among the most frequently used woods for making walking sticks. This is because suitable shanks are relatively easily sourced. It grows fairly straight, is light and strong and retains its interesting bark. Because of the attractiveness of the bark, I rarely ever shave or de-bark my Hazel sticks.
All of my sticks are entirely handmade and have been sourced, seasoned and handcrafted by me.
Reasons for choosing a Hazel walking stick:
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.
Handmade walking sticks from Ireland. Native woods and natural finishes. “Designed by nature; Finished by hand”