Blackthorn Walking Stick

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Project by Rafe Demers posted 08-20-2013 07:11 PM 2436 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Shillelagh Style Walking stick with a Sassafras knob handle, Blackthorn (Sloe Plum) shank and polished Bufffalo Horn collar. It has been fitted with a brass ferrule tip and an Irish Penny Medalion. I finished this with several coats of Danish Oil and a few top coats of Gunstock Finish. I originally intended to use this as a show piece for marketing my walking sticks but a colleague offered to buy it when I was showing her some of my work.

Thanks for taking a look!


-- Rafe Demers

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#1 posted 08-20-2013 07:20 PM

Very nice stick.

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#2 posted 08-20-2013 08:05 PM

Great looking walking stick! I’d bet this style will sell like “hot cakes.”

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 08-21-2013 03:54 PM

Good looking stick….. as evidenced by someone pouncing on it.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#4 posted 08-21-2013 09:27 PM

Thanks for the feedback!

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#5 posted 08-22-2013 02:50 AM

Great looking stick. Love the idea of the penny.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#6 posted 08-23-2013 06:59 PM

Your walking stick looks amazing. Beautiful wood combo and finish. No wonder it was sold out. Great work!

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