Stick Name:

MAS2101

56

1 in stock

Description

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 large Mountain Ash/Rowan hiking staff.

Mountain Ash is a very hardy native tree that can tolerate tough conditions, such as drought or cold. It has a white flower but is mostly known for its large clusters of bright red berries in the autumn. In the wild it is most often found on hills and/or rocky slopes.

Its growth pattern of multiple short branches means that it is difficult to get material suitable for stickmaking. This is a pity because it has a lovely bark which is somewhat similar to Hazel and responds well to careful sanding and varnishing.  Longer pieces, when found, make great hiking staffs.

Additional information

Weight 23.00 oz
Dimensions Length 58.00 x Width at Tip 1.05 (in)
Stick Size