65″ Hand carved hickory walking stick – wizard or old man face

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This sturdy hickory walking stick was hand carved and finished by me, Jay, the proprietor of Crabby Crafts. The stick is about 65″ tall, a good length for a person about 6′ tall OR plenty of extra room to trim the bottom to customize the height to your preferences. If you’d like me to trim it to a custom length, just let me know! The diameter is about 1.5″ at the top tapering to about 1″ at the bottom. It weighs about 2.5 pounds. While mostly straight overall this stick has a slight natural curve right about where the hand falls on it making a great natural handle. I wrapped the handle simply using a cotton cord that is gentle on the hands, and added a glass mushroom charm to the tag end of the handle wrap.

The main carving at the top was hand carved using traditional knives and wood carving gouges, no power tools were used. The facial hair (bear, moustache, and eyebrows) were created using the natural bark of the wood. The round bald head of this wizard (or wood spirit) is comfortable on the palm of the hand for traversing logs and such where elevation changes and is gentle on tarps and tents if used as a support pole. The eyes were inset with powder blue and I used some acrylic gems as accents on the hiking stick where knots showed. I carved a spiral in the outer bark leaving the inner bark from the handle area up to the main carving.  This unique stick gets a lot of attention! I took it to a local renaissance festival and had several patrons and vendors ask me about it and compliment it.

Hickory is a very hard, dense wood which did make it very challenging to carve. It allowed for great detail though and the stick is very strong and should last a long long time. It was finished with a clear gloss polyurethane leaving the bark and lichen and such all visible.

Since the stick is rather long, please expect to spend a bit extra on shipping. I typically ship USPS because they are economical, and their price goes up a fair bit for any item over 60″.

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This sturdy hickory walking stick was hand carved and finished by me, Jay, the proprietor of Crabby Crafts. The stick is about 65″ tall, a good length for a person about 6′ tall OR plenty of extra room to trim the bottom to customize the height to your preferences. If you’d like me to trim it to a custom length, just let me know! The diameter is about 1.5″ at the top tapering to about 1″ at the bottom. It weighs about 2.5 pounds. While mostly straight overall this stick has a slight natural curve right about where the hand falls on it making a great natural handle. I wrapped the handle simply using a cotton cord that is gentle on the hands, and added a glass mushroom charm to the tag end of the handle wrap.

The main carving at the top was hand carved using traditional knives and wood carving gouges, no power tools were used. The facial hair (bear, moustache, and eyebrows) were created using the natural bark of the wood. The round bald head of this wizard (or wood spirit) is comfortable on the palm of the hand for traversing logs and such where elevation changes and is gentle on tarps and tents if used as a support pole. The eyes were inset with powder blue and I used some acrylic gems as accents on the hiking stick where knots showed. I carved a spiral in the outer bark leaving the inner bark from the handle area up to the main carving.  This unique stick gets a lot of attention! I took it to a local renaissance festival and had several patrons and vendors ask me about it and compliment it.

Hickory is a very hard, dense wood which did make it very challenging to carve. It allowed for great detail though and the stick is very strong and should last a long long time. It was finished with a clear gloss polyurethane leaving the bark and lichen and such all visible.

Since the stick is rather long, please expect to spend a bit extra on shipping. I typically ship USPS because they are economical, and their price goes up a fair bit for any item over 60″.

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 70 × 4 × 4 in

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