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My son was home for a visit and I took him on a willow hunt to introduce him to my new passion. On his first trip, he found a stick much nicer than any of the 200 I have taken home. Beginner's luck! He says he has an eye for diamond willow. I can't argue! It's 7 feet long and has 37 diamonds, many of them very large.

 

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Will make a very nice walking stick when dried. We have black willow trees and willow bushes here in Indiana, I have yet to fine any diamond willow yet, I will keep looking though.
 

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Very impressive find. A piece that size could make a wizard size staff. I made a couple long ones early on, but found they were not really practical. I kept bumping my head if I swung the staff to far forward. Cut one down to 5". The longest I use now is just over 4".
 

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Very impressive find. A piece that size could make a wizard size staff. I made a couple long ones early on, but found they were not really practical. I kept bumping my head if I swung the staff to far forward. Cut one down to 5". The longest I use now is just over 4".
Yes, I'm afraid we'll have to cut it. The bottom part doesn't have quite so many diamonds. My son is 6'5", so he'll want a longer stick.
 
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