Thank you for your kind remarks. It must be the English stick maker in you, it is a relatively plan stick. The line of the shank does straighten back out, in line with the upper portion of the shank, off the right side of the image.The knob stick (third from bottom) really appeals to me, whether it is the English stick maker in me I don't know but I would be happy, in fact I'd be proud to use any of those sticks mate! Well Done! N.
Neb, I'm not sure what you are asking, but if you mean what kind of wood, the top two knob sticks are maple and the bottom one is oak burl (very pretty). I'm not sure what the other is, it was found on the ground, dried, with most of the bark already peeling.Maybe four of them have very unusual knobs/handles.
What are they?