This is a gorgeous walking stick! The workmanship is beautiful and the stick is sturdy. I was told by my pulmonologist to use a walking stick rather than the cane I was using (due to ankle problems). I had purchased a handmade walking stick on Amazon and there is no comparison to this beautiful walking stick from Spirit Creek. No matter where I go someone always comments on my spirit creek walking stick. I have given the website to order from Spirit Creek to countless friends and to total strangers who stop to ask about where I got this magnificent walking stick.. The stick is so beautiful and sturdy that I always feel safe and confident walking with it. I love that Ron carved the wood spirit so that when I am holding and using my stick I am looking at the face of my wood spirit. I cannot say enough good things about Ron’s workmanship and Spirit Creek. Do Not hesitate in ordering one of these walking sticks as you will be as delighted as I am.