Here for your consideration is a beautiful, vintage, 53 fine hand-crafted, walking stick with hazel shaft. Condition: no damage or repairs and the hand-carved salmon 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. Salmon is the common name for several species of ray-finned fish in the family Salmonidae. Other fish in the same family include trout, char, grayling and whitefish.
Salmon are native to tributaries of the North Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. Many species of salmon have been introduced into non-native environments such as the Great Lakes of North America and Patagonia in South America. Salmon are intensively farmed in many parts of the world. Typically, salmon are anadromous and they hatch in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce.
However, populations of several species are restricted to fresh water through their lives. Folklore has it that the fish return to the exact spot where they hatched to spawn.
Tracking studies have shown this to be mostly true. Dimensions as follows Length: 53 inches or 134.5 cm (total)Diameter: 2 cm - 1.5 cm (tapering stick shaft)Length: 6.25 inches or 15.7 (head)Width: 2 inches or 5.1 cm (widest point of the head)Weight: 1 lb or 466 gramsThese 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, salmon 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 "Magnificent Hand Carved Salmon 53 Hazel Shaft Walking Stick by Ian Taylor" is in sale since Thursday, November 11, 2021.This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Walking Sticks/Canes".collectables" and is located in Staffordshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.