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I have seen quite a few shapes of walking stick handles so thought I would post a few pics here of some for comments

My personnel favourite is the cardigan shape with a water buffalo horn cap and collar along with a carving put on it.

But this is a subjective as with most things .I haven't included any rams horn sticks here

I do think the English rams horn walking / hiking poles are a better more refined stick and very highly prized here but its easy to understand why when you see them they take longer to make and highly polished with a exceptional transition fro topper to shank and well balanced

the first 4 photos are from" carving "Animals canes and walking sticks with power" by Frank C Russel .the same book as CV3 used for his elephant carving Pretty handy book for several project

5 photo a cardigan stick

Handles are only limited to our own imagination

the rest are just ideas I am plying around with and could easily be turned into a handle with a few modifications to shape and size

The females head is a knob stick its already carved but not mounted

there are other styles

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Very timely Cobalt! The next handle I carve will most likely be a Cardigan. It's one of my favorite shapes too.

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Yes, Cardigan is a nice handle, looking at Cobalts sketches of the gun handles Steve one of our members did a long barrel colt where the barrel was the shank - certainly different.
 

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I always enjoy seeing you drawings cobalt. Nice group of projects there. I also like the cardigan handle It looks good on a cane and feels good in the hand. It is not to difficult a project and you do not need a lot of tools. If your thinking about making a handle it is a good project.
 

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Being a fisherman I like the fish sketches. Been toying with the idea of a jumping trout topper for awhile now.

Flint lock pistol would be a nice looking piece as well.
 
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