Blackthorn Thumbstick Hiking Stick
Naturally grown thumbsticks are extremely rare and highly esteemed. The Blackthorn Thumbstick Hiking Stick is a perfectly natural cane of rich colour and characterful appearance, featuring a natural V-shaped handle that may be comfortably held with the thumb resting lightly in the 'V'. Fitted with an innovative combi spike ferrule, this stick is safe to use both on hard and soft ground.
- Height: Varies from 122cm to 135cm (48" - 53")
- Shaft Colour: Dark wood
- Shaft Pattern: Wood grain
- Shaft Material: Blackthorn
- Handle Style: Thumbstick
- Handle Pattern: Wood grain
- Handle Material: Blackthorn
- Handle Colour: Dark wood
- Ferrule Style: Combi
- Weight: 350g
A thumbstick handle is one of the most classic British handles and features the naturally occurring V-shape. With the thumb resting in the middle and the fingers clasped around the stick, this handle provides additional support and balance.
Blackthorn is the traditional wood of Ireland and one of the most sought-after woods for making walking sticks. It is distinguished by its rich colour, which may be any shade of deep red through to black. Blackthorn usually forms a shrubby bush and lengths of raw materials long enough to make into thumbsticks are quite rare and highly esteemed.
This Hiking Stick features a combi ferrule, which means that there is a rubber ferrule fitted over a spiked one. This way, the staff can safely be used on both hard and soft surfaces, making it ideal for diverse hiking terrain.
Sizing of the Blackthorn Thumbstick Hiking Stick
Due to the natural sourcing and manufacturing process, the height of the Blackthorn Thumbstick Hiking Stick ranges between 122cm and 135cm (48" - 53") Please note that each stick is also naturally and uniquely shaped.