Here for your consideration is a beautiful, vintage, 48 fine handcrafted, rhododendron shaped, Gopher snake walking stick with a twisted hazel shaft. The handle has been hand carved and is in the form of a Gopher snake and comes complete with a certificate of authenticity. As you can see from our 12 photos the walking stick displays beautifully. Condition: no damage or repairs and the hand-carved snakes head is truly magnificent.Fabulous workmanship by probably the best walking stick maker in the country. Ian Taylor is one of the most highly regarded stick makers in the country, making sticks on commission for Royalty, Aristocracy, celebrities and other people who have commissioned his exquisite workmanship. Mr Taylor's sticks have been made for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Duchess of Devonshire, Prince of Spain, Richard Savide, Vinnie Jones and many others. He continues to craft these sticks by special commission today, with a very long waiting list/time. Common names: Pacific gopher snake, coast gopher snake and western gopher snake. Colubrid snake endemic to North America.
This snake is often mistaken for the. From a rattlesnake by the lack of black and white banding on its tail and by the shape of its head which is narrower than a rattlesnake's.
Length: 48 inches or 122 cm (total). Diameter: 2.5 cm - 1.5 cm (tapering stick shaft). Length: 5.5 inches or 14 cm (head). Width: 1.75 inches or 4.5 cm (widest point of the head).
Weight: 14 oz or 398 grams. These exquisite handmade walking sticks are the nicest we've seen in a long time. The intricate workmanship is really spectacular. These unusual and interesting vintage walking sticks are only going to continue to become ever-more desirable and appreciate in value in years to come!This beautiful, countryside, hand carved, gopher snake-headed walking stick would make an ideal gift. Please note, all my international postal charges are only estimates and will be confirmed and altered up or down when I know the destination of where items are being sent. Please feel free to look at my other items. The item "Superb Hand Carved Gopher Snake Hazel Shafted 48 Walking Stick by Ian Taylor" is in sale since Friday, June 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Walking Sticks/Canes".collectables" and is located in Staffordshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.