This is for ONE extra long, rustic handcrafted wooden diamond willow hiking pole with a. Paracord or poly rope wrapped hand grip and braided cord wrist strap. Great for long walks, backpacking and camping trips, or everyday use as a cane substitute. Can be used to protect and defend yourself, clear things out of your path, or check snow or puddle depth.
Your hiking stick will be different. THESE MAKE THE BEST GIFTS that they'll greatly appreciate.They're beautiful, useful, unique, thoughtful and memorable--they'll never forget who gave them this gift! If you want a nice walking stick that shows the beauty of natural wood through skilled craftsmanship, with a unique, rustic flair--then one of my wooden hiking staffs is perfect for you!
You will get a 72 inch tall diamond willow hiking staff with wrist strap and hand grip that has. A hand grip of wrapped paracord or poly rope about 5-6 high. Girth to fit the average tall adult hand size (message me if you need one that's extra thick or more thin).
A 11-13 braided para cord or poly rope wrist strap strung through a small hole in the wood (brown suede leather available upon request, for lanyard only, but not for wrapped handle). MINIMUM of 5 medium size wooden diamonds. At least a one inch diameter at the bottom so it can support at least 350 lbs (message me if you need one that's thicker). A brand new black rubber cane protector. PHOTOS ARE JUST EXAMPLES Your hiking stick will be different.
CURVES: The one you get may have a few curves, making it extra intriguing, but the stick will stand straight for the most part and guaranteed to work great for all hiking and walking uses. Message me if you want one that's more curvy, or one that's more straight. You CHOOSE THE COLOR of your hand grip and wrist strap.
NOTE: orange, purple and green are NOT paracord, but are a diamond braided poly rope. To have the wrist strap braided in BROWN soft suede real leather, send me a message ASAP (hand grip cannot be brown leather at this time, only wrist strap can). LANYARD: Rope wrist strap is braided with a loose sinnet cobra knot (leather is a simple braid). TASSELS: I leave lots of extra cord dangling from the wrist strap as a tassel so you can easily adjust it to better fit your hand size, and cut extra off yourself or add charms or beads to them.
This listing is a tall walking staff, so it's perfect for someone with taller than average stature; however some shorter folks just prefer taller hiking staffs. I CAN SHORTEN for you at no charge.For shorter trekking poles , see my other listing here. I choose the hiking staff for you. Please see photos for examples only. OR PICK OUT YOUR OWN STICK. I've lovingly handcrafted each one from diamond willow wood of Northern Minnesota, USA.
Each has gorgeous wooden diamonds and beautiful markings all made by nature. I put several hours into each one as I sustainably harvest, thoroughly dry, meticulously sand and coat these myself with five coats of clear poly, and then add a brand new black rubber cane protector.No stains or paints added. I use either a cane or staff myself every day and take pride in making sure you get a beautiful, strong and sturdy hiking staff. Diamond willow is strong wood and I make these earth journey companion sticks to last for many years! Each is OOAK (one of a kind) and has great character.
ABOUT THE HAND GRIP and WRIST STRAP. Cord Diameter: 5/32 (before I braid it). Grip length: 5-6 (depends on diamonds). When grip and strap are undone.
Working load limit: 55 lbs. Type: Diamond braided polypropylene rope.
HOW CORD HAND GRIP ADDED. Not usually, but groove "may" be dug/sanded into staff a bit (to help keep grip wrap in place).
Hiking staff then given several coats of polyurethane where the groove was sanded down. After clear coating dries, cord is simply wrapped without knots, tightened on top of initial and ending strands. Might have a small nail holding the top and bottom ends onto the stick, just for extra assurance. Wrapped grip is then given several coats of wood hardener on top of the cord until it's soaked and coated good.Yes, you can untie the cord and use it--it will just be a little stiff at first. BENEFITS OF WOOD HARDENER ON CORD HAND GRIP. Protect from wear and tear of cord. Helps keep wrap from slipping out of place.
Won't get dirty as much or absorb your sweat as much. BENEFITS OF A CORD HAND GRIP. Warmer to hold than cold wood. Can unwrap the paracord and use it to make a lean-to or for many other survival purposes. BENEFITS OF A WRIST STRAP.
They help you become one with the stick, making it an extension of your limbs helping you climb or take steps as you put pressure on the stick AND the wrist strap to pull yourself up and/or forward. Ensures you don't drop your hiking staff if you lose your grip. If you need to let go of your hiking stick so you can use your hand for something else, you won't have to bend down (or climb down) to retrieve your hiking staff. Hang your hiking pole on a coat hook when you get indoors. Top diameter: varies; avg is 1.5.
Weight: varies; avg 1.5-2.5 lbs. Wrist strap length: 11-13'' when loop is open and straightened out (Tassels will be longer than this). BOTTOM: Comes with a brand new black ferrule (rubber cane tip).This might be able to hold more weight, but for liability reasons, I wouldn't want to guarantee that, unless you send me a message to request one that's thicker... But then you'd want to have large hands so you can comfortable handle a wider girth handgrip. IF YOU NEED A STICK THAT WILL HOLD MORE WEIGHT: Please message us and let us know the weight limit you need. I'd be happy to guide you toward sticks in our shop that are thicker, or we most likely have one such stick in stock but just haven't listed it yet. Or I could cut a few inches off a walking stick you like, as that always makes it more stronger.
IF YOU NEED A STICK WITH SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT SPECS. Message me if you need a specific. GRIP PLACEMENT: where you prefer to hold a walking stick ("usually" measure height from ground to 6'' above elbow for grip placement).Tell me the height of the person who will be using the walking staff and I'll presume they have average proportions for their height, and figure it out for you. GIRTH: if you want it thicker so it can hold more than 350 lbs, or thinner so it's more lightweight; or if you prefer thicker or thinner for hand grip reasons, that is, if the person who will use this hiking stick has smaller or larger than average-size hands.. [so I can make sure there aren't unusual, uncomfortable bumps or protruding diamonds around the hand grip area on the stick (which also increases the number of sticks I have to choose from for you) and send you a staff with the best girth for MAX HAND GRIP COMFORT]. STRAP PLACEMENT: above or below handgrip? Serious hikers or those who navigate lots of hills prefer it above, while those who navigate regular, more flat terrain prefer it below... STYLE: more straight or more curvy. Curvy ones still come back to center (will not just be like a an arc or bow) and work great, and are often preferred due to character. Almost all have some curves, but some are more crooked than others, and some are more straight than others. IF I DON'T HEAR FROM YOU..
Then I'll send you a nice walking stick. Assuming you want to grip the hiking stick where the average TALL person would like it and the girth will fit the average size or large adult hand (assuming the person using this tall stick will themselves be tall, and thus have large hands, but I won't assume they/you have huge, XL hands unless told otherwise). With the strap wherever it seems it would fit best on the particular stick I'm working with. Either somewhat straight or somewhat curvy (but not extremely curvy, unless requested).
We'll happily cut it down for you, FREE of charge. Just let us know the length you want and we'll cut it after you pay. We'll then saw, sand and coat with a few extra layers of polyurethane on the end. Remember: Measure twice, cut once. Preferences vary and it depends on the terrain, but generally a hiking staff should be about shoulder height, or 6-8 in.
HOWEVER, some folks prefer taller or shorter sticks, depending on the terrain and how they'll be used eg, to get out of chairs, or navigate hills, etc. Measure while wearing regular walking shoes. Each piece is made from diamond willow of northern Minnesota, which is a solid, semi-hard wood that makes a sturdy, safe, gorgeously rustic walking stick. SUSTAINABLE HARVEST: Sustainably harvested since the diamonds are created by a fungus, so the trees I harvest are either dead or dying when I selectively cut them. Also, they usually grow in clumps, and instead of chopping down an entire clump with a power saw and then picking through the sticks, I cut out one, maybe two with a hand saw, and leave the rest to continue to flourish.Harvested sticks are then stripped of bark by hand, and then fully cured (dried) for several months before I add five (5) coats of clear polyurethane (sanding after the 2nd coat, as the first 2 coats raise wood fibers up a bit). The natural colors are spectacular, looking so much better in person than I'm able to capture with photos.
No paints or stains of any kind are added! I just add five coats of clear poly finish to protect each beautiful stick. Some diamonds may be deep enough for you to inlay polished stones or charms into them. Though rare, some may have some spalting or spalding railings, which is where diamonds run together and or twist and turn the wood in glorious ways (although that's highly unlikely, as I usually charge more for those). Unlike some people who "create" wooden diamonds, I only sand away bark leftovers until the natural diamonds show through, often putting in several hours of work as I pay attention to detail and put my heart into each stick, making sure not to sand away any beautiful markings or colors as they become revealed while removing thin layers.Besides diamonds, some may have other gorgeous markings created by nature, such as marbeleized looking lines or cool insect markings. If you get one with these, it's a bonus plus, but I can't guarantee you'll get one with these, as they're rare and coveted. Find more info about our business and our online presence, with access to. Each item is OOAK (one of a kind).
If this delightfully charming artwork of Mother Nature is calling to you--don't hesitate. The item "72 Tall Wooden Walking Stick, Rope Handle Lanyard, Big Hiking Trekking Pole USA" is in sale since Thursday, May 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Camping & Hiking\Hiking Gear\Walking & Trekking Sticks".
The seller is "climbingmonkeysdiamondwillow" and is located in Bigfork, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Australia.