New Extra Short Folding Walking Sticks Now Available

We have increased our range of extra short folding walking sticks to ten different designs now, having just added four more to the site. The extra short sticks are for shorter ladies (about 5″2′ or under). The height is adjustable from 74cm to 82cm (29 to 32.25 inches).

This sticks are included in our special offer this week of 25% off all folding sticks. Please click on any of the images below to take a look.

Zebra Print
Zebra Print
Blue Morris Floral Print
Blue Morris Floral Print
Red Check Design
Red Check Design
Spotty Design
Spotty Design

New Folding Walking Sticks Now In

We are pleased to announce the arrival of six new folding walking sticks, available to purchase on the website now. We have added three mini, handbag sized sticks and three standard, four section folding sticks.

Most of our customers have more than one walking stick; one for home us, one for quick trips out, another for occasions and evenings out and one for holidays. A folding stick is handy as they fit in your bag, they are lightweight and the designs are nice.

Please click on any of the images below to go shopping. The first three are the minis and are more suited to women as they have small handles and are lighter.

Please use promotional code 25percent in the promotional code box at the checkout and get 25% off your purchase until the 27th June.

All of these new sticks are supplied with matching rubber ferrule tips and wrist cords.

Let us know which one you like! My favourite is the Cats.

Cats Folding Walking Stick
Cats Folding Walking Stick
Dogs Folding Walking Stick
Dogs Folding Walking Stick
White & Lavender Floral Stick
White & Lavender Floral Stick

These next three are for men..

Classic Cars Folding Walking Stick
Classic Cars Folding Walking Stick
Golfing Design Walking Stick
Golfing Design Walking Stick
Postage Stamp Design
Postage Stamp Design

New Varnished and Shaped Cross Head Walking Stick

Due to the popularity of the one-piece cross head walking sticks that we sell, we have added another one to the range. This one is British coppiced Ash with the characteristic green/grey bark preserved. The handle is shaped and varnished, with the beautiful wood exposed.

Cross head sticks are popular because they are so strong, fashioned from just one piece of wood. The handle is the root and the shank is the shoot that grew up from the root.

Varnished Ash Cross Head Stick
Varnished Ash Cross Head Stick

On the website we also have a hazel, a blackthorn and another ash cross head stick available to buy now. Please click on the image above to go and have a browse.

Velvet Handled Derby Walking Sticks

This week we have added some elegant Derby walking canes to the collection. All four of these sticks have velvet covered handles that are both comfortable to hold and look fantastic.

For ladies we have two black; one with a black velvet covered handle and one with Burgandy velvet, and one brown with a chocolate brown velvet handle. The ladies sticks are lightweight (just 280 grams) and have small handles.

Burgandy Velvet Covered Walking Stick
Burgandy Velvet Covered Walking Stick

For men, we have a black stick with a large black velvet covered handle. The men’s version is stouter (400 grams) and the handle measures 13 x 2.8 cm, so much wider than the ladies or standard Derby cane handles.

All four are available in stock and you can get one delivered to your UK address tomorrow! Just click on the image above to see all of this week’s new additions to the website.

Owl in Stag Antler Carved Walking Sticks

 Owl Antler Topper Carved Walking Sticks
Carved Owl Antler Topper Walking Sticks

Handmade Owl Stick

Have you ever seen anything so beautiful? These walking sticks have red stag antler handles that have hand carved barn owl faces in the crowns. These first two commissioned by us actually have personality and character, they are truly amazing.

Trudy says, “How do I make them?
It’s a case of simply going with the natural grain of the antler crown. Sometimes, I can ‘see’ the animal or bird in there already. I have no advance plan as every antler carves very differently.
Everything is hand carved and hand filed to get the overall shape, I then burn in the small details to accentuate them. Once that’s done, I drill and insert carefully chosen handmade glass eyes.
When I’m happy with the carving and detail, I clean the antler crown, then polish with 3 different grades of polish to seal and protect the carved antler.”
When these two are sold, we will be buying them to order, so allow 4 weeks for delivery. Please also request the ideal height you would like your walking stick to be.
Most sticks we sell are about 91cm or 36 inches in height. To determine the correct height, stand up straight with your arms flat to your sides and measure the distance from the ground to your wrist. This is the height you need. It may be easier to have someone help you to do this or make a mark on a wall to measure if you are on your own.

 

Quickthorn Shanks Now Available in Stick Making Section

Stickmakers listen up! The new quicktorn shanks are 150cm in length, perfect for tall stick projects. Now in stock and available to purchase on the website, these shanks are supplied with a metal ferrule tip already fitted.
Quickthorn is another name for Hawthorn and like all thorn trees the branches are oval in cross section and are covered in thorns in the wild. For these shanks the branches have their thorns removed and the wood is dried for at least two years and then steam straightened.
Quickthorn (or Hawthorn) Walking Stick Shank for Stick Making
Quickthorn (or Hawthorn) Walking Stick Shank for Stick Making

 

New Walking Sticks Now In Stock

We have just added a few new walking sticks to our websites. We are always on the lookout for interesting or different sticks to add and here are the latest. Please click on any of the images of the sticks below to be directed to the website for more information or to buy one. Thank you.
1. A Gloss Black Carbon Fibre Tippling Stick
This is an all black walking stick made from super tough carbon fibre with a plexiglass cap handle. Hidden inside the top third of the shank is a glass phial to conceal a few measures of your favourite tipple.
Tippling Stick in Gloss Black
2. A hand carved duck’s head on natural hazel shank.
This is a tall stick made from English hazel wood. The top is hand carved and then flame scorched to create a really beautiful effect. A perfect gift for the nature lover, we can also add an engraved brass plaque to wrap around the shank. This service costs £18 and adds an extra 2 to 3 days onto your order delivery time.
Hand Carved Duck Stick
3. A Gold Coloured Skull Walking Stick
A new addition to the skull head sticks page! We now have a silver plated skull, a black skull with Swarovski crystal eyes and now a golden one!
A skull walking stick is what is know as a “Morituri” or a “Memento mori”, a reminder of our own longevity.
Its also a glitzy and fun object for parties and dressing up. The skull handle is gold painted resin.
Gold Painted Skull Walking Stick
4. A Hand Carved Market Stick on Hazel
A market stick is a traditional stick to lean on while talking to people or watching the sheep. These are individually hand carved (which takes hours and hours) and then mounted on to an English hazel shank with a steel insert for extra stability and strength.
Hand Carved Market Stick
5. Embossed Patterned Chrome Crutch Handled Walking Cane
This smart walking stick is for special occasions and evenings out. We now have quite a large range of silver and chrome plate sticks in stock.
Embossed Patterned Chrome Plate Cane
6. A Super Sized Real Irish Blackthorn Stick
This stick is enormous! It you have been looking for an extra stout, extra tall ( 138cm) and heavy (1.24kg) Irish blackthorn stick then we have just the one for you. The thorns have been cut by the stick maker but he has left the knobbly bits to great effect. The shank is not straightened but that just gives this fantastic stick even more character.  Note: definitely not for girls :)
Real Extra Large Irish Blackthorn Stick

Get a Hand Carved Replica of your Pet for a Walking Stick Handle

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
Hand Carved Walking Stick Handle of a Dog Made to Order

We Now Sell Thumbsticks and Staves with Magnetic Tops

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
Handmade Magnetic Top Stick
Antler Thumbsticks with Magnet
Antler Thumbsticks with Magnet

 

We Have Just Added Some New Walking Sticks to the Site

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
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
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
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
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
Multi Coloured Chequerboard Folding Walking Stick