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    Stick Makers

    A couple of photos for those with an interest in stick making. . .

    The first stick was made with the antler of the first red stag I ever shot. .
    It was made for me by an eminent stick maker in Ayrshire, it's a decorative piece and I don't use it. . It has pride of place in my living room.

    The second one, I have recently inherited. . . It was given to my Great Grandmother as a wedding present, and is believed to be around 130 years old.
    I'm told the horn was from a wee nanny goat.. . It's a beautiful fine made wee stick and irreplaceable.

    Hope the stick makers out there like them.




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    Those are both very nice.

    I like the one that was made for your grandmother - beautiful markings on the handle. Is it thumbstick or walking stick height?
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    I do like that old stick.

    Is the colour of the horn true in your picture?



    Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    Those are both very nice.

    I like the one that was made for your grandmother - beautiful markings on the handle. Is it thumbstick or walking stick height?
    Willie, it's very short, just over three feet from tip to top.
    It looks to me as if it's purpose has maybe been as a 'Sunday best' stick.
    The shank is also very narrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOTSHARP View Post
    I do like that old stick.

    Is the colour of the horn true in your picture?



    Steve.

    Hi Steve,
    The truth is I don't know.
    It looks to me as if the original finish on the horn has maybe started to flake off at some point, and it's been given a coat of clear varnish

    I remember using it as a child on the farm many many years ago, it then spent decades in a cupboard until the death of my Grandmother. . . It wasn't until recently I was told it's age and history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadex View Post
    I remember using it as a child on the farm many many years ago, it then spent decades in a cupboard until the death of my Grandmother. . . It wasn't until recently I was told it's age and history.
    If only it could speak - I am guessing it would have some fascinating stories to tell.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    I can see why you don't use them. The memories attached to those sticks are obviously far too valuable.



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