We now offer a special bespoke service to have your pet’s head hand carved in wood to go on top of a walking stick of your choice. The handle is painstakingly carved by hand using photographs sent to us as a guide. Then it is hand painted and mounted onto a walking stick shank.
For the shank, you can choose from a turned beech wood, natural chestnut or hazel. Then there’s the option of a copper, brass or nickel collar with or without a name, date or some initials engraved into it.
The gentleman who makes these beautiful walking sticks, trained as an engineer so he likes to make things perfect and fully functional as well as pleasing to the eye. Carving work like this takes hours and hours, but the result is amazing and you will have something to cherish forever.
The lead time for this work is typically between 4 and 6 weeks.
Contact us today to discuss your requirements.
The photo below is a current stick being made for the owner of Oscar the dog.
Hand Carved Walking Stick Handle of a Dog Made to Order
Bought in from a local stick maker, all the elements used to make these walking sticks are sourced and/or made locally. The handles have a powerful magnet in-bedded in the tops enabling the user to pick up their dropped keys or spent gun cartridges from the ground, without having to bend down to pick them up.
The magnet is built in to the handle and not the base to prevent the user from collecting up all sorts of rubbish while out walking. You need only to flip the stick upside down to pick things up.
The stick maker makes the sticks at a height that the user can lean on arms folded while out in the field. We can however, have these walking sticks made at any height you need and with a choice of different handles.
We have a feeling that these practical sticks won’t just be popular amongst people who go out shooting game. They are just as useful around the house to pick up dropped keys and things for people who have difficulty bending.
These complete walking sticks are made to the usual high standard that all of our handmade sticks meet. The shanks are selected, cut, dried for two to three years and then steam straightened. The handles are fitted to the shanks with a steel connecting rod, a horn spacer is added between the handle and the shank to make a seamless finish.
The sticks are then polished and finished with Danish oil and a brass ferrule attached to the tip.
Many hours of careful, thoughtful and creative work goes into stick making which you will appreciate when you hold the finished item in your hands.
Please click on the images below to buy one of these great sticks or contact us by email or telephone via the website if you want one made at a particular height for you.
Handmade Magnetic Top Stick
Antler Thumb Stick with Magnet
We have just added a few new walking sticks to walkingsticksonline.co.uk . We will also be adding some more next month, including some brilliant new handmade sticks from a local stick maker.
New – Black Knobstick in Standard and Extra Tall Sizes
These two knobsticks were added due to a constant demand for the ever-popular blackthorn. For taller people, choose the extra tall at 99cm. The standard stick is 92cm tall.
Blackthorn Knobstick in Two Sizes
New – Elite Walker Seat Stick with Rubber Tip
This new seat stick is available in black or green and has a rubber ferrule tip. It is height adjustable and very robust.
Elite Walker Seat Stick
New - Adjustable Navy,Cream & Brown Check Umbrella Stick
This is a high quality and very smart looking walking stick and rain umbrella all in one. It is height adjustable from 87 to 95cm total height and so is suitable for a large range of user heights.
Our umbrella sticks make great presents because they look so nice and you are not really buying a walking stick, its an umbrella!
Cream, Brown and Navy Umbrella Stick
New- Black Crook Stick with Graphite Coloured Handle
This is another tall stick at a total height to the top of the handle of 96cm. The acrylic crook handle has a lovely shimmer to it, giving it the appearance of graphite. The shank is wooden with a mat black paint applied.
We can shorten this walking stick to any height you require.
Graphite Crook Walking Stick
New – Funky Chequerboard Folding Walking Stick
This stick has been added to the standard folding sticks range. We didn’t have a design like this one so we added it on. This is an eye-catching fun walking stick for those looking for something a little different.
Multi Coloured Chequerboard Folding Walking Stick
We are delighted to announce the addition of some beautiful new rain umbrellas to the website. We have eleven new designs in stock and ready to buy now. All of the umbrellas are in bold and bright colours with a silhouette of an animal on each of the eight panels of each canopy. Each panel has one large silhouette to make a really eye-catching design.
The umbrellas have a metal tip which is strong (just like a walking stick tip) and a wooden crook handle. When the umbrella is folded up, it can be used as a crook handled walking stick.
We hope you like the new designs! Click on the images below to have a browse or to buy. The umbrellas are just £25 plus P+P and make lovely gifts.
We are happy to announce our new Swarovski crystal elements embellishing service on our walking sticks. We can add a design of your choice, some initials, a name or whatever you like to most of the sticks we sell on the website.
Swarovski crystals are 21 sided cut glass crystals that can be glued on to virtually anything. The many facets of each crystal bounce lights and colour wherever you go and they look particularly good in full sunshine or under lights on a night out.
The crystals are cut in various colours and sizes so you can definitely put your own mark on your walking stick.
All crystal work undertaken is priced individually, and depends on the size and colour of crystals, the complexity of the design and how many crystals to be used. Call us today on 0208 123 8042 to discuss your requirements or drop us an email via the website.
We also have 14 crystal walking canes in stock and ready to purchase. Chose from formal, elegant evening canes with crystal encrusted handles or fully “blinged” brass walking sticks that are entirely covered in crystals.
Please click on the following links for more information
Made to order and stock crystal walking canes
Whatever you want, we can make.
Swarovski Crystal Walking Cane
We have just bought in another lovely batch of handmade walking sticks for your perusal. Most of them feature twisty hazel shanks or handles, making them very rare and special indeed. The “twist” occurs as the honey suckle plant grows around and around the hazel tree and as they grow up together, a beautiful natural twist is produced in the hazel.
The twist part makes a great handle as it is very comfortable to hold in either hand. The wood used to make these sticks is grown, dried, seasoned and straightened locally (East Anglia) and every other part of the stick is hand turned or handmade.
Click on the image below to take a look…
Handmade Sticks Selection
This batch also includes one of the thumbsticks with a pointy antler handle. These handles are also a rarity. Out of each red deer antler you can usually cut three handles; a crown handle, a thumbstick handle and a plain handle, that is as long as the antler is the correct size. Finding a pointy tipped thumbstick handle that you don’t need to cap with wood or horn and the base will fit nicely on to a shank is probably about 1 in 100, probably more.
We have got to know more than we thought was possible about stick making and the raw materials used and with something natural like deer antlers, each antler is different.
We do also buy the raw materials for stick making so if you can supply antler, horn or metal ferrules and collars, please get in touch.
We have just added 5 new handmade walking sticks from our local stick maker. His work is in a class of its own and they really must be seen to be believed. I took the best pictures I could to display the sticks in all their glory online so hover over each picture for an enlarged view.
Four of the handmade sticks are one-piece sticks. That means they have been made from just a single piece of wood. This type of stick makes for a really strong and reliable, safe walking stick as there aren’t any weaknesses where the handle would join the shank etc.
The choices this time are; an extra tall blackthorn knobstick, a T-handled blackthorn stick and two hand carved 140cm tall sticks. Both of the hand carved sticks have involved many, many hours of cutting, shaping, sanding and polishing the tops to produce two really beautiful and original sticks.
The other handmade one is a hazel thumbstick with a red stag antler topper. The antler is particularly attractive as it is a slender shape with very pointy tips or tines. As the tines are so pointy there was no need to cap them with wood or buffalo horn as is usually done with this type of stick.
We have also added another height adjustable derby walking stick with a shock absorbing spring. This one has a black aluminium shaft and a burgandy coloured handle. The height can be adjusted between 67.5 and 92cm in 2.5 cm increments. The other shock absorbing sticks we sell on the website are so popular that we thought we would add another one to the range.
We have recently added a new page to the website which shows just the latest sticks as we add them on, so to view or buy any of the sticks mentioned in this blog post, please click on the link below. Thank you!
New Walking Sticks
Hand Carved Leg Cleek
Isn’t it great when an everyday object gets reinvented. Check out these fantastic new walking sticks from France.
Winners of three design awards in France and CE marked, these amazing walking sticks are self-standing so no more worries about dropping your stick on the floor and spoiling the handle.
Click on the image below to go shopping!
Self-Standing Walking Stick
The sticks themselves are made from carbon fibre and the handles from fibre glass making them extremely light. The base is made from stainless steel and is where all the weight is, to keep the stick from falling over. The base is 6.5cm in diameter and has a removeable rubber end for a secure grip.
Because the base is heavy, it walks with a nice swing so that you don’t need to apply any effort with your wrist or arm.
The carbon fibre shafts have a silver/grey sleek finish and the fibre glass handles are black.
This is the kind of walking stick that will attract a lot of attention and questions and, I think, could change your life!
If the stick does fall over (in the wind for example) you pick it up by pressing the base with the side of your foot and the handle will spring back into your hand, brilliant!
Tango Walking Cane
These clever walking sticks are available in 5 different heights, 80, 82.5, 85, 87.5 and 90cm and the rubber base covers are available in beige, lime green, light blue, orange and red.
We also stock other self-standing walking sticks called quad canes, so-called because they have four feet.
We have just added a few new walking sticks; 3 new handmade sticks and two new adjustable derby canes.
The handmade sticks are made by craftsmen in Norfolk, England where there is a strong tradition in stick-making. We have added a nice one-piece blackthorn wood stick with a beautiful colour. It is light and comfortable to hold and it looks like the tree grew it specifically for use as a walking stick!
Blackthorn Walking Stick
We have three of the knobsticks shown below available. They all have English hazel wood shafts and two with sycamore handles and one with an ash wood handle. These three are neat, well-made sticks and great value for money. Again the stick-maker has made them look entirely natural and as if no work what so ever has gone into the production!
Hazel and Ash Knobstick
The two Derby handled adjustable sticks are the tartan and the all-patterned floral stick. The height adjustable aluminium sticks are one of our best-selling sticks as they are light weight, easy to adjust, easy to stowaway and they look really nice.
If any of these sticks (or any others on the website) take your fancy, please use order code freepostage and get them delivered to your UK address for FREE. Please also tell your friends!
Blue Tartan Walking Stick
Browse our range of rain umbrellas in bright colours and fun designs with wooden walking stick style crook handles.
Just the ticket when it’s raining cats and dogs, these umbrellas are available in 36 beautiful designs. From Jack Russells and Yorkshire Terriers to Labradors and Poodles, you are sure to find a design that pleases you. The bright colours used and the size of the silhouettes on each of the eight panels on each umbrella combine to make really attractive umbrellas that everyone will envy!
Click on the image below to go shopping!
Cats and Dogs Rain Umbrellas
These fun, functional rain umbrellas double up as walking sticks. The 12 inch deep and 48 inch wide waterproof canopy offers excellent protection from the elements! The materials used it the construction of these beautiful brollies are of the highest quality; fibreglass ribs, steel shaft and a high quality polyester (called Pongee) canopy.
If you are looking for a strong, durable, wind-resistant rain umbrella with a steel shaft, fibreglass ribs and wooden walking stick style crook handle you have found the right page!