The shank is finished in tung oil giving a very serviceable and hard wearing Matt finish. See photos of the shank and overall stick.
The shank is fitted with an angle joint. I have not had any complaints to date! It is a spectacular stick!The shank is a nice piece of dark chestnut. SEE MY FEEDBACK, THESE ARE GREAT AND VERY WELL RECEIVED! Please just read my feedback! Length overall approx 48 inches , a nice practical length for a walking stick.
Ask for more info if required. Recent feedback :- it arrived today and it is amazing. People in the office have commented on how great it is. Thanks so much Best Mike. Two excellent sticks, a credit to the maker, highly recommended...5 service brilliant carving very pleased. I have always had a keen interest in DIY, and woodwork in particular. Both my father and grandfather were very capable woodworkers, my grandfather spent his retirement carving and was a most accomplished wood carver.
I still use many of his hand tools to make these sticks! I try to always use local hardwoods and locally hand cut shanks, most of myhazel I cut myself from trees growing around a medieval castle here on the Gower! Each stick takes two to three days to complete, often over the course of a few weeks, I often carve two or three heads at a time, then mount them on shanks and finish them in small batches.
As it is a hobby rather than a business, I tend to make whatever I fancy making, and only when I feel in the mood? I do commissions, lately most of my work is commissions, if you want something in particular, please as. The item "Heron head carved by hand on dark Chestnut shank, walking beating stick" is in sale since Tuesday, October 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Shooting Sticks & Bipods".
The seller is "diggers7" and is located in Swansea. This item can be shipped worldwide.