Blackthorn Coppice Knobstick Country Walking Stick
If you love rustic walking sticks with a rich history, then the Blackthorn Coppice Knobstick Country Walking Stick, crafted from blackthorn bark with its distinctive reddish-brown colour and natural appearance, is just what you've been looking for. This classic British cane, ideal for long walks in the countryside, is finished with a practical metal ferrule and a comfortable, polished handle.
- Height: 92cm (36")
- Shaft Colour: Dark wood
- Shaft Pattern: Wood grain
- Shaft Material: Blackthorn
- Handle Style: Knobstick
- Handle Pattern: Wood grain
- Handle Material: Blackthorn
- Handle Colour: Light wood
- Ferrule Style: Metal
- Weight: 345g
Country Walking Stick
This naturally grown blackthorn walking stick features a rustic design that is just perfect to use as an accessory with any country outfit. Its comfortable handle, light weight and strong shaft ensure this attractive cane is not only a fashion item, but a functional hiking stick as well.
The knobstick is one of the most traditional British walking sticks, usually made from coppiced ash, hazel or, as in this case, blackthorn. Coppicing is an interesting method of growing natural walking sticks that involves the tree being cut at ground level, and the resultant shoots form the raw material for walking sticks.
The ‘knob’ handle is formed from the parent tree, so that the walking stick is in effect grown upside down. The handle is polished for a smooth and comfortable fit.
Blackthorn is the traditional wood of Ireland and one of the most sought-after woods for making walking sticks. It is esteemed for its rich colour and the characterful appearance, caused by its spiny thorns.