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I posted the topper when I finished carving it but I just got it mounted on a cherry shank. Finishing with tung oil and will do a para cord rap grip with a turks head at top and bottom of the grip.

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I suppose the par cord grip isn't very popular here . none of our local stick makers have done one and haven't seen any at a show.

I imagine there not very good if there very wet and could cause problems with the shank. But no doubt our American friends will put me right. I take it that the par cord doesn't absorb water
 

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para cord is used on hiking shafts, Also ax handles and knife handles. It is basically nylon cord. weather does not effect it much and it wares well When I us the para cord I use the 3/32 or 2.38 small cord. Less bulky look to it. Nice it is on the stick I poor boiling water over it and it contracts the nylon tightens us on the stick more than you can do by hand. here are a couple of you tubes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsBCdsHJIcs
 

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As I use a braided paracord lanyard on practically all my hiking sticks I am looking forward to seeing the end result of the paracord grip.

Randy, isn't that piece the Templar Knight?
 

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Could be Mark. This is one I just started carving and he was what I ended up with. I enjoy just starting with a thought. Not so much a plan and seeing were the wood takes me. Sometimes it comes up firewood. :)
 
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