Created by nature in the Republic of Ireland, view our new range of one piece walking sticks. These sticks have been made from some unusual woods; Privet, Rhododendron, Alder, Elderberry and of course some real Irish blackthorn…
The sticks were grown naturally in hedgerows and thickets in the County Mayo countryside. Nature has done all the hard work and then the stick maker did the rest – actually involving about eight hours work per stick! The sticks are left to dry out for abut two years (blackthorn a couple of years longer) and then using steam, the stick maker forms the shanks and the handle. This is a careful and time consuming process, making sure the stick is strong and functional while also retaining the charming lumps and bumps that give character and appeal.
The sticks are then shaved and sanded until the desired look is achieved and then finished with linseed oil to protect the wood from the elements and general wear and tear.
We have never supplied any sticks like these before, with such finishes and in the different woods. Privet, Rhododendron, Alder and Elderberry sticks are all new to us. We like them and we hope that you will too.
On a practical note, we purchased these sticks WITHOUT ferrules attached to the tips so that you can request the perfect height for you. The sticks are mostly over 95cm in height so that gives some room to alter them. Most standard sticks are 90cm tall. When we know the height required, we will add a brass ferrule to the tip ourselves and supply a free rubber ferrule to go over it as well.
Please click on any of the images below to go and take a look at the new selection: