Walking Stick Information
The wood used is Red Alder, a very abundant hardwood from the Central Oregon coast. It is the softest of the hardwoods and makes great walking sticks. We cut by permit from the Siuslaw National Forest in areas that saplings would be cleared anyway, giving them purpose.
The grip is carved to the shape of the hand and then wrapped in leather and laced making it easy to grip.
Our unique leather wrist sling provides great support and comfort. It is fleece lined and cradles the wrist at the proper height. 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. It is designed to give hikers a little extra power on the front stroke and reduce fatigue on the back stroke allowing for a more comfortable hiking experience.
The patina will change over time, loosing its greener color and settling into rich antique looking earth tones. As your walking stick 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 cloth or furniture polish.
A black rubber tip makes them quiet and "leaves no trace", unlike metal hiking poles that leave destructive holes in trails and marks on rocks.
Check out our accessories page for flashlights, bags and more. We are always creating new items like handmade leather pouches and beachcomber bags that can be attached with a snap, making them removable. A great addition to any walking stick.
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".