Walking sticks

Sportsman

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I sometimes need a stick to help balance and walking. I generally don't need one around the house or in a shop, but like to have one for walking any distance or particularly walking on rough or uneven surfaces.
I usually use a staff made from hazel with a thumbgrip of roebuck antler. It is very solid and strong, but also very heavy. This can cause pain in my arm, shoulder and upper back after a while. I do like that style of stick though, rather than the shorter type with the 90* handle.
Unfortunately, my wife is probably more unsteady than I am and needs support most of the time.
I was browsing on AlExpress a while ago and saw this
On a whim I ordered one, along with a pair of the Nordic walking poles for my wife.
Well, they arrived the other day and I have to say I am pleasantly surprised. I thought the would probably be very flimsy, but in fact they feel strong and sturdy and very lightweight. Long term I can't say, but I really like them and so does my wife.
This might be of interest for a few people on here.
 

mickthechippy

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peeled the thumbsticks I cut the other day and they are drying out in the store

will be ready in about six weeks for the brass wire whipping to go on
 

PAB

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it is always worth having a word with your local Red Cross mobility aids dept I used to Volunteer for them and we would get all sorts of stuff like that donated and we would sell them on I have seen genuine Ivory and antler sticks sold for a small donation.
 

JayD

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I always have a few of the anti shock walking poles in the boot. I'm not bad at walking, but they do help when we are on uneven ground, or on hills. I bought some a few years ago when in the Lake District, got them at a discount from a shop in Cockermouth, that was closing down. They are as you say stronger than they look, and easily adjustable to suit both my wife, me, and even my 5 year grandson when he comes with us. Although his can change into a sword, a fishing rod, a gun, as well as a walking aid.

John
 

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Get yourself a good irish fighting stick shillelagh good for walking self protection and home evasion Screenshot_20200521-143918_Chrome.jpg
 
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