I have never heard of the "Knob" type walking stick before. I really like the look. How do harvest the stick with the knob. Do you cut the knob out of the tree?
Thanks. Ill give it a few months hanging and the debark and hang some more.You really need to seaon the shank before you do anything with it its not advisable to use green wood for any type of shank.
As for rasps its personnel preference I favour the Japanese saw rasps. The are double sided they don't get clogged up .one side has a coarse cut the other a fine cut there a bit more expensive than say a Stanley rasp but they are double sided where as Stanley are single sided .
There a good tool and will rip through unwanted wood quickly .with a finer cut for a smother finish