Kentucky Walking Sticks


Use your stick to help with fending off a stray dog, snake or other such critter. It doesn't matter if you are walking on the sidewalk in your neighborhood, or out in the woods on a trail, you will find that a good walking stick will give you comfort....



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Walking Sticks

Tobacco Sticks
The "SPLIT" Tobacco" stick was formed by splitting, oak, ash, or hickory logs by means of a mallet and forged "froe". One log could produce 50 to 100 sticks. These sticks are 80 or more years old and were made at a time when almost everything was made by hand.
"SPLIT" Tobacco" sticks made by hand are becoming very difficult to obtain, due to the ever increasing numbers of small tobacco farmers going out of the tobacco farming business. The small tobacco farmer will soon be a part of the history of rural Kentucky.
Each "SPLIT" Tobacco" stick includes something special, a small piece Kentucky chewing tobacco inside a small white cloth bag. The tobacco was twisted by hand. Someone wanting to have a "chew" of tobacco would take their pocket knife and cut or bite off a plug of tobacco. The tobacco "juice" was spit into a cup, can or on the ground.
The Smell of the tobacco in the little bag is sure to bring back many memories if your grew up working on a farm. Every time, I put the small plug of tobacco in the little bag, The tobacco scent brings back memories of my grand-father.

$50.00


Sassafras Walking Stick
During the coldest time in winter, once the sap has had time to go down from the trunk, is the time to harvest the trees. The cut trees are stored in the loft of the barn and given time to cure over several months. Once the trees are cured, the bark is sanded smooth by hand. A coat of sand sealer is applied and allowed to dry for several hours. A second layer of "Polyurethane" is applied to provide water proof coating. The sassafras wood creates a light weight and long lasting walking stick. I'm sure you would enjoy the walking stick just as much as I do.
"SASSAFRAS" Walking Sticks are approximately 52-56" in length, however I can make one to any length. Eyelets are cut through the top of the shaft and a leather wrist cord is installed . Sticks are harvested and allowed to cure for approximately 6 months, before being worked to completion. The sticks are hand worked and covered with three coats of polyurethane for long lasting beauty.
Need something special done on your Sassafras Walking Stick? Just let me know.


$70.00


Carved Snake Walking Stick
Curled Walking Sticks have been sought after by people who enjoy using a walking stick for years. The stick is created by nature when a vine grows around a small tree. Both the tree and the vine continue to grow and over a period of years and the vine will cause the unique curl of the stick. People often say the twist in the stick looks like a snake.
Years ago, when most everyone used a walking stick or cane, some old-timers chose a Curled Walking Stick and spent hours carving the twists and turns on the stick into the shape of a snake winding it's way up the stick.
You can be sure that if purchase one of these sticks, with the snake winding his way up the stick, you will have a walking stick or cane that people will take notice of.
It really doesn't matter, whether you are walking on the sidewalk in your neighborhood, or out in the woods on a trail, you will find that a good walking stick can give you much comfort and can be a subject of conversation.
Walking Sticks are approximately 48-56" in length, however I can make one to any length. The Carved Canes are somewhat shorter in length. Eyelets are cut through the top of the shaft and a leather wrist cord is installed . Sticks are harvested and allowed to cure for approximately 6 months, before being worked to completion. The snake is carved onto the stick covered with three coats of polyurethane for long lasting beauty.
We now offer a Glow in the Dark effect, add $65.00

Snake Carved Walking Stick
$310.00

Luminous Snake Carved Walking Stick
Adds a Luminous Glow around the snake when in the dark.
$375.00


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Curled Walking Stick
The "CURLED" Walking Sticks have been sought after by people who enjoy using a walking stick for years. The stick is created by nature when a vine grows around a small tree. Both the tree and the vine continue to grow and over a period of years and the vine will cause the unique curl of the stick. These "CURLED" sticks are very difficult to locate and require many hours of searching in areas where they may grow. I often think searching for the stick is half the fun.
During the coldest time in winter, once the sap has had time to go down from the trunk, is the time to harvest the trees. The cut trees are stored in the loft of the barn and given time to cure over several months. Once the trees are cured, the bark is sanded smooth by hand. A coat of sand sealer is applied and allowed to dry for several hours. A second layer of "Polyurethane" is applied to provide water proof coating. I'm sure you would enjoy the walking stick just as much as I do.
"CURLED " Walking Sticks are approximately 48-56" in length, however I can make one to any length. Eyelets are cut through the top of the shaft and a leather wrist cord is installed . Sticks are harvested and allowed to cure for approximately 6 months, before being worked to completion. The sticks are hand worked and covered with three coats of polyurethane for long lasting beauty.


$75.00


Curled Cane
The "SPLIT" Tobacco" stick was formed by splitting, oak, ash, or hickory logs by means of a mallet and forged "froe". One log could produce 50 to 100 sticks. These sticks are 80 or more years old and were made at a time when almost everything was made by hand.
"SPLIT" Tobacco" sticks made by hand are becoming very difficult to obtain, due to the ever increasing numbers of small tobacco farmers going out of the tobacco farming business. The small tobacco farmer will soon be a part of the history of rural Kentucky.
Each "SPLIT" Tobacco" stick includes something special, a small piece Kentucky chewing tobacco inside a small white cloth bag. The tobacco was twisted by hand. Someone wanting to have a "chew" of tobacco would take their pocket knife and cut or bite off a plug of tobacco. The tobacco "juice" was spit into a cup, can or on the ground.
The Smell of the tobacco in the little bag is sure to bring back many memories if your grew up working on a farm. Every time, I put the small plug of tobacco in the little bag, The tobacco scent brings back memories of my grand-father.

$60.00


Crook Neck Cane
Due to the large number of requests from people who really like the "Curled/Twisted" canes, but have need of a more common style cane, I have decided to add the "Crook Neck" canes. Around the turn of the 19th century, canes with the "Crook Neck" became the most popular style cane for everyday use.
My grandfather Spencer's knee was badly injured by a log when he was a young man. I remember him walking with a cane like this for many years.
I hope you like the picture of the "Crook Neck" canes. If you prefer the shepherds length "Crook Neck Staff", approximately shoulder height, let me know.


$50.00



Rough Curled Stick
Would you like to create your own Walking Stick? I can supply you with "Blank" sticks, rubber tips, leather straps and beads. Just let me know if this is something you would like to do. I know it is sometimes difficult to gain access to property to search out you own sticks in the wild.

$35.00


Initials
Would you like you "Initials" carved into your Kentucky Walking Stick or Cane? I would be happy to cut your initials on a Kentucky Walking Stick or Cane per your request.

$10.00



Special Requests

Why not have me install a "SOMETHING SPECIAL" on your Kentucky Walking Stick or Cane for a unique look. I have a good collection of antique door knobs made of either brass, porcelain, or glass.
My favorite addition to a Cane is the "Brass Hame". Just in case you are sure what a brass hame is, let me tell you what they were used for. The hame was am part of the harness, placed on a horse or mule. The harness allowed the horse or mule to pull the plow. The brass hame made everything fancy. I would be more than happy to install for you.
For something unique, how about "DEER ANTLER TIPS" placed on the leather strap. I find the deer antlers while walking in the woods. I cut the antler in smaller pieces, which bore a small hole and polish. My little girl is so proud of the "deer horns" on her walking stick. I have a good collection of antique door knobs made of either brass, porcelain, or glass. A crystal door knob makes a pretty cane and feels good in your hand.



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