Types of walking stick

- Sep 05, 2018-

Ashplant – an Irish walking stick made from the ash tree.

Blackthorn – an Irish walking stick, or shillelagh, made from the blackthorn (Prunus spinosa).

Devil's walking stick – Made from Hercules plant.

Shooting stick – It can fold out into a single-legged seat.

Supplejack – Made from a tropical American vine, also serves as a cane.

Penang lawyer – Made from Licuala. After the bark was removed with only a piece of glass, the stick was straightened by fire and polished. The fictional Dr. Mortimer owned one of these in The Hound of the Baskervilles. So did Fitzroy Simpson, the main suspect in "The Adventure of Silver Blaze" (1892), whose lead weighted stick was initially assumed to be the murder weapon.

Makila (or makhila) – Basque walking stick or staff, usually made from medlar wood. It often features a gold or silver foot and handle, which may conceal a steel blade. The Makila's elaborate engravings are actually carved into the living wood, then allowed to heal before harvesting.

Kebbie – a rough Scottish walking stick, similar to an Irish shillelagh, with a hooked head.

Whangee – Asian, made of bamboo, also a riding crop. Such a stick was owned by Charlie Chaplin's character The Tramp.

Malacca – Malay stick made of rattan palms.

Pike Staff – Pointed at the end for slippery surfaces.

Scout staff – Tall stick traditionally carried by Boy Scouts, which has a number of uses in an emergency

Waddy – Australian Aboriginal walking stick or war club, about one metre in length, sometimes with a stone head affixed with string and beeswax.

Ziegenhainer – Knotty German stick, made from European cornel, also used as a melee weapon by a duellist's second. The spiral groove caused by a parasitic vine was often imitated by its maker if not present.

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