Hand Carved

Variety of Wood Species

Custom Sizes

Specializing in Sectional Sticks



"The hiking staff arrived today. Great job! The wood grain, the craftsmanship, the oil finish and your consideration in my order are all second-to-none...I anticipate many jealous and inquiring glances."

-Stan

We have been receiving an increasing number of requests for carving kits. Many folks would like to carve their own walking sticks, hiking staffs and wading staffs but don't have easy access to a wide range of woods and, if they do, they don't have the equipment necessary to cut and shape the wood in the basic long, round, tapered profile to make it ready for final carving.

Well, we have heard you and are now offering ready to carve walking sticks, hiking staffs and wading staffs. These carving blanks are available in both one piece and three piece configurations. They are offered in what we refer to as our basic profile; that is, the shafts are round, tapered and have the standard tip installed,( see photo's below ) including the rubber tip; the handle areas have been shaped. In the case of the wading staffs, the handle area has been twine wrapped and the twine is epoxied in place. The wading staffs are provided with the brass climbing tip installed, included in the price, but we will install the standard tip, at no extra charge, if that is preferred.

The three section walking sticks, hiking staffs and wading staffs also have the brass joins installed.

Each piece ordered will be provided in the length required; not just in standard lengths. If you don't want to carve you purchase, you can just finish sand them and apply the finish of your choice and it will be ready to use.

One-Piece Carving Blanks

Item Walking Stick Hiking Staff Wading Staff
Birch sapling (Out of stock) $ 25 $ 30 $ 50
Cherry sapling (Out of stock) $ 25 $ 30 $ 50
Bird's Eye Maple $ 60
$ 65
$ 80
Curly Maple $ 50
$ 55
$ 70
Black Cherry $ 50
$ 55
$ 70
Oak $ 50
$ 55
$ 70
Black Walnut $ 50
$ 55
$ 70
Teak $ 65
$ 75
$ 90
Mahogany $ 55
$ 60
$ 75

Three-Piece Carving Blanks

Our three section carving blanks have all the characteristics of our one section selections. The machined brass joins have been expoxied in place and are countersunk; the joints are wood on wood so you can't see the brass. The blanks are ready to carve, finish and use.

The walking stick and hiking staff blanks have a standard tip installed and include the rubber tip. The wading staff blanks have a brass climbing tip installed as standard but the standard tip configuration is also available on request at no extra change. Also, the handle is twine wrapped and the twine is epoxied in place.


Item Walking Stick Hiking Staff Wading Staff
Birch sapling (Out of stock) $ 55 $ 60 $ 80
Cherry sapling (Out of stock) $ 55 $ 60 $ 80
Bird's Eye Maple $ 85
$ 95
$ 110
Curly Maple $ 75
$ 85
$ 100
Black Cherry $ 75
$ 85
$ 100
Oak $ 75
$ 85
$ 100
Black Walnut $ 75
$ 85
$ 100
Teak $ 95
$ 100
$ 120
Mahogany $ 80
$ 90
$ 105

Optional Accessories

Satchels are available in leather to accomodate our 3 section walking sticks and hiking staffs.

Item
Leather Satchel $ 50





We will be happy to install the tip of your choice on your carving blank. The first tip on the left is our standard tip which is comprised of a metal ferrule, epoxied to the end of the shaft, covered by a special rubber tip. It is automatically supplied on walking sticks and hiking staffs unless the client chooses another tip. The second tip is called a climbing tip. It is solid brass with a slightly rounded tip and is most frequently used on wading staffs. The third tip is our premium convertible brass tip. It has a removable rubber end with an aluminum sleeve covering a stainless steel spike which has been embedded and epoxied in the end of the stick. Great for ice!

Item
Standard Tip $ 0
Brass Climbing Tip $ 10
Convertible Spike Tip $ 30