The bark of Ivy is soft and fibrous and has to be completely removed when making a walking stick from the wood. Nonetheless, it is worth the trouble because, when the bark is stripped, a lovely speckled wood is revealed.
Ivy sticks are not very strong and might be unsuitable to use as support for a heavy owner. They are rather more for collecting than for frequent use but are really lovely and full of charm.
Guidelines for arriving at the optimum length for you are shown on our Choosing a Stick page.