Buy metal ferrules for your walking stick. These are spiked metal ferrules that can be glued on to the prepared (tapered with a knife or sander) tip of a walking stick. Please choose the diameter that exactly matches the diamter at the tip of your walking stick so that the rim of the ferrule is flush to the walking stick shaft for neatness. Please click on the following link to read instructions on HOW TO FIT A METAL FERRULE TO A WALKING STICK . A rubber ferrule can be pushed on over the tip of the spike to use your walking stick on hard ground too.