Stick Name:

HNS2101

45

Out of stock

Description

Some hikers, trekkers and hill-walkers prefer to use a longer stick -(usually called a staff) โ€“ 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 nicely market Hawthorn hiking staff with a good pistol grip handle.

Ash wood has a distinctive open grain which provides excellent shock absorption and, because of this, is often used in handles for spades, brooms, axes and workshop tools. Timber from the root section of mature trees is used to make hurleys (or camรกns) which are used in one of the most exciting field games in the world, i.e. hurling.

Because the outer bark of Ash is generally uninteresting, I carefully shave 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 the fully stripped handle is always attractive.

Additional information

Weight 34 oz
Dimensions Length 49.75 x Width at Tip 1.20 (in)