Sandalwood Grip with Blackthorn Shaft
Classic Sandalwood Grip on Blackthorn is an extremely smart rustic stick for the connoisseur. The sturdy stout shaft is made from the highly sought-after blackthorn wood, fitted with a dark, sandalwood handle in the comfortable, knob shape. Fitted with an antiqued brass collar discreetly engraved 'Classic Canes'. Overall height approximately 36 inches. Fitted with a metal ferrule; diameters will vary according to the individual stick.
Blackthorn is a sought-after wood for walking sticks, prized for its rich color and the characterful appearance caused by its spiny thorns. Emotionally associated with Ireland, there is much folklore connected with blackthorn. The patron Saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, once sheltered from the rain under a blackthorn bush. It promptly flowered to protect the Saint, which is said to be why the blackthorn flowers before it comes into leaf each spring. Demand each year invariably exceeds supply, with natural knobs ticks and thumbs sticks allocated to a waiting list in most years. However, the blackthorn derby and pistol grips are usually available in limited quantities and are popular wherever blackthorn has appeal.