Blackthorn Thumbstick

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An unusual and highly sought-after traditional country walking stick. Made from blackthorn wood, which is distinguished by its knobbly appearance and rich color, which may be any shade of deep red through to black. Blackthorn usually forms a shrubby bush, and lengths of raw material long enough to make into thumb sticks are rare. A natural 'V' in the wood forms the handle, which may be held with the thumb resting lightly in the 'V'. Overall height between 122-135cm (48-53 inches). Fitted with a 'Combi-spike' ferrule: a rubber ferrule fitted over a spiked one so that the stick may be used on hard and soft ground.

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