65 in. Awesome Aged Walking Stick, 19 Natural Wooden Diamonds, Rare Colors Markings, We CAN SHORTEN, Handmade in Minn., USA
Aged rustic willow wood walking stick, 19 wooden diamonds, rare natural colors n markings. Girth: hand grip girth is comfy for a med, lg or xlg adult hand (determined by what size work or winter glove you wear). Top is super smooth and comfortable, although it’s not completely round, but more oval, which fits perfectly in the palm. There are diamonds on the side that don’t impede, but rather the indents make great finger grips and hand guides, and there’s almost always one side that has no bumps so it’s super comfy in the palm. Has curves: this walking staff has a few curves, making it extra intriguing, but the stick stands straight for the most part and works great. I use one all the time and can verify that crooked hiking sticks work great and have marvelously charming character. I use a walking cane daily (or hiking staff for woods trompsing), and have had the same hiking staff and cane for several years, and i take pride in making sure you get a beautiful, strong and sturdy walking staff to last for many years. Crafted with blood (mosquito juice), sweat and tears of love. Top diameter:1.25 in. Bottom diameter: 1-1/8 in. Hand crafted in usa. Max wt: 250 lbs. The hiking stick in the first 4 photos is the one you will get. Great as a handheld prop for theater and halloween witch and warlock costumes, for hiking or camping trips, as well as every day use to help you get around, taking pressure off your knees, hips, etc. Make a great substitute for a walking cane, too. This walking staff is a ooak (one of a kind) item made from native northern minnesota diamond willow tree, and handcrafted by me, a local, experienced artisan. Sustainably harvested in northern mn. Main bark removed by hand. Dried/cured for several months, naturally by air. Given 5 coats of clear polyurethane. Comes with new black rubber protector boot. We can shorten, at no charge. We’ll happily cut it down for you. Just let us know the length you want. Measure twice and we’ll cut once (then sand and coat with clear poly). Size guide: for flat terrain, or rolling hills and groomed trails, a walking staff should be about 4-6 above the elbow, or a few inches below the shoulder. For hilly terrain, a stick that’s shoulder height or even a few inches above the shoulder is often preferred to help when descending. About max weight: 250 lbs. I’m guessing at wt. I’m “only” 200 lbs. And test each stick just by trying to bend it to make sure it’s sturdy, but i don’t run and jump with it. Wood does age, so be sure to inspect your gear regularly before use. If you need a stick that will hold more weight: please message us and let us know the weight limit you need, and your height. I’d be happy to guide you toward sticks in our shop that are thicker, or we most likely have one such stick in stock but just haven’t listed it yet. Or i could cut a few inches off a walking stick you like, as that always makes it stronger. However, please inspect all your equipment before each use to make sure no cracks or weaknesses have developed over time. No stains, paints or colors addedjust fives coats of clear poly finish. The natural colors are spectacular, looking so much better in person than i’m able to capture with photos. Covered with an exceptional array of diamonds, with all sorts of wonderful twisting curves and a variety of tan, caramel, dark brown and reddish brown colors. This stick has a few particularly deep diamonds (difficult to capture in photos) that are beautiful alone, and perfect for embedding more stones or charms into them, if you wish. Has a few insect and/or worm hole markings on this stick. Worm and other insect markings are actually coveted, as they are more rare than diamonds themselves. They help create a unique design, character to the stick, and add another dimension to the story of how efficient nature works. The worms or insects have long disappeared since i dry my sticks for several months, then sand and coat with poly. A very unique piece with great character. Engraving may add and extra 1-2 days processing. Let me know if you’re in a hurry though, and i’ll see if i can accommodate this labor intensive upgrade into my schedule. Wood burned engraving is done by hand, not by a machine. You can add up to 30 characters. To add more characters, please message me first to make sure there’s enough room to put what you want engraved. If you’re absolutely sure what you want will fit, as you can see from the photos what parts have the lighter main wood without darker diamond markings, then order from the following listing for the extra characters. Strap is made of 8-10 ft of cord, suede or jute and is approx. When open, and 6 in. When closed, with extra long tassels you can cut yourself after you adjust to fit. Some people add charms or beads to the tassels, or just leave them plain. Strong, braided wrist straps are made of 550 paracord or soft genuine leather suede. Suede is real leather, and is a thinner strap, just 2/8” – 3/8” wide, and the 550 paracord lanyard is thicker at approx. If we don’t hear from you. How wrist strap added. Hole drilled, sanded and then coated with clear poly. Lanyard threaded through hole and tied loosely (so you can easily untie and adjust it before you tighten the knots for good). Colors: shown in last photo. Material: genuine real leather, soft suede. 1/16 for each strand (before braided). 2/8″-3/8″ (about half as thick as paracord wrist strap). Cord diameter: each 5/32″ (1/8″) (before braided). Working load limit: 35-55 lbs. Breaking strength: 550 lbs. I didn’t put that as an option on this walking stick because it would cover some gorgeous diamonds and markings, and also there’s not a good spot that’s round enough until 9 from the top. Also, the natural bumps act as a grip or finger grip themselves, helping you hold your stick even if you’re sweating or it’s raining. However, i could add one at the 51-56″ area, or at the 48.5-44″ area, if you’d like. Check out our”timsdiamondwillow” shop here. And make this unique staff that’s full of great character your very own journey companion today or get someone special that one of a kind gift they’ll cherish and never forget. This item is made of diamond willow tree branch wood and clear polyurethane, black cane protector, maybe jute rope, maybe 550 paracord, maybe suede leather. The style is rustic and zen.