Woodland Walking Sticks is this weeks featured On Fire for Handmade Facebook Artist. You will find beautiful, handmade walking sticks on this FB Page! You will also find Custom made signs, or other natural wood items.
Walking sticks, also known as trekking poles, pilgrim’s staffs, hiking poles or hiking sticks, are used by hikers for a wide variety of purposes: to clear spider webs, or part thick bushes or grass obscuring the trail; as a support when going uphill or a brake when going downhill; as a balance point when crossing streams, swamps or other rough terrain; to feel for obstacles in the path; to test mud and puddles for depth; and as a defense against wild animals.
Also known as an “Alpen stock”, from its origins in mountaineering in the Alps. Famously used by Sherlock Holmes in his trek in “The Final Problem”. More ornate sticks are made for avid hikers, and are often adorned with small trinkets or medallions depicting “conquered” territory. Walking sticks for outdoor sports, healthy upper body exercise and even club, department and family memorials. Individually handcrafted from a number of woods, and personalized in many ways for the owner.
“We carve and paint walking sticks of several different hardwoods, puppets, and macrame planters. I believe in putting quality and care into every item I produce. We hope you find something that you just cannot live without!”