November 1, 2011 at 10:27 am
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Thats a first class walking stick. I have a vine wrapped hickory with that same compass in it that I made several years ago.
I have a hickory stick that my dad made for me. He carved a spirit face into the top. It’s not vine wrapped,but it is snakey. I’ve been using it for about 5 years. I leave it on the front porch (next to the ever increasing stack of debarked poplar saplings my boy brings up from the beaver pond) and this summer, some bugs decided to have it for lunch… It still seems solid, but… I think I will cut the top off with the spirit face, varnish it, and rest it somewhere.
It’s surprising how many uses a person finds for a walking stick while out and about…