Wooden walking stick from our collection. Here at Dorset Sticks, based in Poole, we design quality, multipurpose sticks that are used for all kinds of activities and professions, including shepherd’s crooks. We use hazel, sweet chestnut, holly, and, if available, blackthorn for our shanks, which makes our sticks strong and long-lasting.
Our country walking sticks are dressed in a traditional fashion, with many still having the bark on. We craft walking stick handles from a variety of materials including cow horn, wood, antler and rams horn. After that they are then varnished. No two of our walking sticks are the same, with each taking around 15 hours to dress completely. They are designed to last a lifetime, provided they are looked after.
Here at Dorset Sticks, we have found that our walking sticks are purchased by a broad range of people including walkers, farmers, gamekeepers, shooters, shepherds and collectors. This is indicative of their aesthetic beauty, as well as their durability, which allows them to be used on difficult terrain.