The Rowan tree is considered a magical tree in Irish Folklore and has long enjoyed a reputation to protect against enchantment. The wood is dense and in the past was used for carving and turning as well as for tool handles and walking sticks. The tree was also called "wayfarer's tree" or "traveler's tree" because it supposedly prevents those on a journey from getting lost
Rowan tree, mountain ash / witchwood as it is also known as is the only other wood I would consider making walking sticks and hiking poles from. I love all the stories and legends around this wood and think all serious hard carved stick collectors should at least one Irish Rowan tree in their collection.
They are lighter and straighter than blackthorn but still hard and a great stick.
They are hard to come by so I will only make a few of these a year. The only grow in the mountains in Ireland and have a beautiful red berry fruit which makes them highly regarded.
This walking stick is superb. It measures 38 3/4 inches in height and weighs 500g.
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