We have added lots of new and interesting handmade walking sticks to the site this week. Our handmade antler thumbstick with engraved collar is one of the best-selling sticks at this time of year, but we thought we should add some more handmade ones to the selection for those looking for something a little different.
We have added some one-piece thumbsticks, made from blackthorn, elm and apple wood, all three unusual woods with rich coloured bark. These sticks are truly natural wonders, plucked from the woods and then cut, dried and finished into perfect sticks for country walks.
Also new, beautifully carved and polished oxhorn handled sticks. The hand grip has been carved into the oxhorn handle and the entire sticks varnished and polished to perfection. The one pictured below has a fishing fly in-laid into the top with resin. Beautifully finished, these sticks will make lovely gifts.
Then there’s the three pointer antler topper sticks on English chestnut or hazel shafts. These sticks are full of character and you will get lots of admiring comments about them. The antler is cut from naturally shed red stag antlers from the Scottish Highlands and the hazel and chestnut shanks are from a local coppicer in Cambridgeshire.
Also there’s elm, ash and blackthorn knobsticks up for grabs. These sticks are very strong and reliable as they are made from just a single piece of wood. The bark has been kept on the shafts, while the handles are carved, sanded and polished to reveal the wood beneath. Elm bark has rich red and orange colours, ash is green and grey and blackthorn is a dark red/brown/purple. All very striking to look at.
Last but not least, we have some apple wood cross head sticks now in. These are one-piece sticks again and will last you forever! Apple wood looks a lot like blackthorn, but the wood is round in cross section rather than oval as blackthorn and the other thorns are.