Walking sticks hand carved with a chisel and a mallet, for sale directly from the artist. The wood used is Red Alder, a very abundant hardwood from the Central Oregon coast. It is the softest of the hardwoods, is a pleasure to carve and makes great walking sticks.
The copper, silver and bronze adornments used have been gathered from around the world.
The grip is carved to the shape of the hand and then wrapped in leather and laced. The leather wrist sling, unique to Spirit Creek Walking Sticks, provides great support and comfort. It is fleece lined and cradles the wrist at the proper height on the hiking staff. This helps prevent hand fatigue by eliminating the “death grip” needed when using canes and staffs without support. It also improves posture by keeping the user standing up straight. Much improved blood-flow to the hand is often mentioned by our former cane using customers.
The patina will change over time, loosing its greener color and settling into rich antique looking earth tones. As it cures, it will become much lighter, but retain its strength. Most of the changes will take place in the first 30-60 days. You may need to tighten the laces on your leather grip as the wood cures.
The walking stick has been protected with a waterborne polyurethane and can be wiped clean with a damp rag or furniture polish.
We are always creating new items like handmade beachcomber and leather bags that can be attached to your walking stick with a snap, making them removable.
Please browse the choices we offer and if you don’t see what you like we can tailor a custom walking stick to meet your needs. I love working with customers.
We appreciate your interest in..."The Art of the Journey".