We have just added another selection of handmade walking sticks to the website for Christmas. If you are looking for a walking stick as a gift for somebody this Christmas then a handmade stick is just the ticket.
As usual, this selection have all been handmade, hand-turned and hand carved to perfection and are made to last several lifetimes. We have got some unusual woods this time, including London Plane, Hawthorn, Silver Birch and twisted Birch.
There are 3 extra tall sticks for the taller person and the thumbsticks are tall too.
My favourite stick is pictured below. It’s a twisty ash stick with a twisty ash handle which in itself is a rare thing as twisty wood is becoming harder and harder to find. This stick is enormous and just screams out in Gandalf’s voice, “You shall not pass!” as it is thumped down on the ground, fantastic!
The handle unscrews at the hand turned huge brass collar to reveal a secret compartment inside the handle. This is the perfect size for keys, a whistle or money.
My other favourite is the silver birch handled stick below. The handle is in fact burred silver birch which has been hand turned on a lathe and is a wood turner’s delight. The handle is mounted on to a beautiful piece of English hawthorn which has a lovely, rich red colour.
The love, care, attention, time and brilliant workmanship are all evident in every one of the handmade walking sticks in this selection and they will all make perfect gifts that won’t disappoint. Click on any of the pictures above to go and take a look!