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That's beautiful. The wood looks exotic, but I'm no expert on hardwoods. This site is new, but growing rapidly. Be patient and I'll bet that someone can help.
 

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I'm here as a novice stick carver. Have very little experience w. the history of walking-hicking etc. sticks. I did work at an art museum, and forwarded a fair number of images to curators who were asked to identify an object. On the whole, from a photo, they would rarely say anything other than "This resembles a (fill in the blank.)" Can't really tell much from a photo.

Here is my completely unqualified guess. The fine detail finial figure reminds me of 19th C. French sculpture. I then wonder, was your dad or granddad French, or did they ever visit there?
 

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I'm here as a novice stick carver. Have very little experience w. the history of walking-hicking etc. sticks. I did work at an art museum, and forwarded a fair number of images to curators who were asked to identify an object. On the whole, from a photo, they would rarely say anything other than "This resembles a (fill in the blank.)" Can't really tell much from a photo.

Here is my completely unqualified guess. The fine detail finial figure reminds me of 19th C. French sculpture. I then wonder, was your dad or granddad French, or did they ever visit there?
Hmmmm. My granddad was in France for WWI. I wonder whether the "Great War" was the source of that stick.
 

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I'm here as a novice stick carver. Have very little experience w. the history of walking-hicking etc. sticks. I did work at an art museum, and forwarded a fair number of images to curators who were asked to identify an object. On the whole, from a photo, they would rarely say anything other than "This resembles a (fill in the blank.)" Can't really tell much from a photo.

Here is my completely unqualified guess. The fine detail finial figure reminds me of 19th C. French sculpture. I then wonder, was your dad or granddad French, or did they ever visit there?
Thanks for the input. My dad and grandfather were not French and as far as I know they never visited France. Perhaps they could have gotten it at an estate sale or it was given to them? I really don't know any history on it.
 

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Even if you have mega$, the best reason to own something is 'cause you like it. You have a fine work from your dad. Looks good, and, I would suppose, feels good to carry. I supposee a portion is from a known artist. If true, just makes it better.
 

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Even if you have mega$, the best reason to own something is 'cause you like it. You have a fine work from your dad. Looks good, and, I would suppose, feels good to carry. I supposee a portion is from a known artist. If true, just makes it better.
It's a good sturdy feeling stick. I put it in another room though because when I set it next to my other notebook computer it crashed and won't work anymore. :startle:
 
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