Hickory is a strong, durable wood that is able to withstand the most strenuous conditions. Its unparalleled strength has made it a wood of choice for tool handles, bows, and baseball bats. And when it comes to the world of woodworking — be it walking sticks, walking canes, or most other woodworking ventures — hickory is hard to beat. For us, on a practical note, hickory has been arguably the best selling wood we’ve ever worked with. It’s strong, highly durable, attractive … and perhaps for many Americans, maybe even a bit nostalgic.
Indeed, hickory offers a combination of looks, strength, durability, and ruggedness simply not available with most hardwoods. In the world of walking sticks, it’s almost the perfect wood.