Stickmaker based in the South of England Walking, Working & Sporting Sticks Traditional Walking Sticks made to the highest standard by Charlie Walker
I am a very experienced stick-maker based in Dorset with several years of exhibiting my work throughout the country, and during this period, I have received numerous awards and several Best-in Show positions with my sticks. I am fortunate that I have been able to learn my craft with help and advice from some of the best stick-makers in the country who have taught me to make quality sticks using traditional techniques and materials. I have been requested to judge a number of stick making shows.
I make a large range of sticks, staffs, hunting crops and fishing priests from a variety of materials to suit people with pastimes and interests such as, Shepherd's, Horse riders, Hikers, Ramblers, Walkers, Shooters, Anglers and collectors. I use antler, horn and various types of timber to make the handles of my sticks. The most popular wood I use for shanks is hazel, which I obtain from woods in Dorset. I also use other woods such as holly, ash, sweet chestnut and various fruits such as pear, apple and cherry.
My sticks are hand made using natural materials that vary considerably giving each stick a distinctive and unique appearance. None of my sticks are identical due to the subtle changes in the materials I use to produce them.
As well as having a book published on the subject, I give demonstrations on making sticks at local shows and clubs and give talks to interested groups on many aspects of this fascinating craft. Please contact me if you have any queries. Please use the contact email or telephone me on 01202 624838