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Walking Stick

Posted on Thursday, December 2, 2010 in Mens Clothing

Walking Stick
Walking Stick

If you are the type of person who not only appreciates the outdoors, but likes to get out there and see nature in action first hand by taking a hike or even a walk, then you may find that the right hiking staffs can help you enjoy your expeditions much more. A walking stick can be a trusted companion not only for those seeking some solitude when hiking, but a reliable walking friend for those who have company as well.

Down through history people have utilized staffs made from many different materials to assist them in traveling over land so it is not surprising that the majority of hikers and backpackers today require a durable staff before they will even consider wandering off the beaten path.

Regardless of whether you plan to simply roam around the land surrounding your house if you live in a rural area or explore the less traveled areas of your local city park, you will find that the right hiking staff definitely comes in handy. You might not be climbing the Himalayas, but the added stability and ability to test the reliability of a surface from a distance really will be of use to you. That and the fact that human kind has always used some variations of the staff as an effective means of self defense certainly cannot hinder the safety of your walks.

An outdoor staff really is a practical investment and these days, when you check out the selection of offerings available you will be given many choices as far as materials and styles of walking canes and walking sticks go. Some people prefer the light weight aluminum canes since they are easy to keep clean, but other people are more inclined to select wooden walking sticks, which come in a wide assortment of different woods.

There are wood canes of hazel, rosewood and chestnut, just to name a few.

Some people even choose blackthorn shillelagh staves, which are traditional Irish canes well known for their utility not only in improving your mobility, but its effectiveness as a tool of self defense.

It might seem ironic, but when you are searching for the best walking canes to help you enjoy the timeless pleasure of the great outdoors, you will definitely want to put the wonders of modern technology to work for you by using the web to find a great staff or cane. Online walking cane stores offer wide variety of walking sticks of all kinds to choose from. Your choices are about as wide as the places you will roam through with your new staff.

For more information on reliable walking sticks and quality hiking staffs, visit Fashionable Canes online store. You will find useful information on how to measure and size your cane properly, which hiking stick to choose, cane tips, resources and more.

What finish should I use on my walking stick?

I’ve heard these from different sources on the internet. Teak oil from a professional walking stick maker, tung oil from someone who sounded like they knew what they were talking about as well, and that person said that you could also use boiled linseed oil, which some other people who make walking sticks use. I’m looking for something that’s going to protect my walking stick from dents and scratches rather than make it look good, but looks are a bonus. Thank you.
Gorkbarque has the best answer. Thanks.

Both teak oil and tung oil are penetrating finishes, which means they soak into the wood instead of just sitting on top like polyurethane. Tung oil is more for interior surfaces, whereas teak oil stands up better to water and is recommended more for outdoor use.

There is a difference between teak oil and teak oil finish. Anything called “finish” has a varnish added.

Making A Walking Stick from hazel

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