This elegant German, handcrafted solid Chestnut walking staff is approximately 48" long with a spiked ferrule tip and leather strap. Truly a labor of love, these staffs are created from plantation grown saplings making them sustainable and environmentally sound. On smooth ground, a hiking staff helps maintain an easy rhythm. On rougher terrain, it's a balancing aid, and offers an extra push up and over rocks and steeper trails. It is also helpful for testing uncertain footing ahead and can be used to push aside poison oak or poison ivy and even snakes. This hiking staff is also well suited for self-protection. Medallion is optional and not included.