Very interesting Ed! Is that pattern cut in or burnt?
EdChads just found a true work of nature. Kudos to him for recognizing it, harvesting it, and making a walking stick out of it! The "small dead stick" was the remnants of the vine that used that sapling to get to the sun. They must have lived at least a year together, maybe two, for those grooves to appear in the tree.Do you mean at the top of the handle? i did that with a chisel and a LOT of sanding. There was already a small dead stick there that was easy to clean out and that left that groove so that was more the reason for the groove than a design on my part