A walking stick is a tool used by many to assist with walking. It is used for every day usage as well as for hiking and back packing. Walking sticks come in a many shapes and sizes and are often collected. Hemiplegic and balance-impaired peoples are use the stick to give them a better sense of where they stand and help to lessen dizziness. In this case, the stick is held in the stronger hand. People who have suffered injury or reduced strength or nerve action need a stronger weight-bearing stick to take the load off of a damaged limb. Walking canes are often used in this situation. The walking stick is held on the opposite side of the body in this case to shift the weight. However, personal preference may come into account.
These sticks are also referred to as trekking poles, and are most often used for hiking in these instances. They help to clear pathways, part bushes, are used to brake, and are also used for traction. They may also be used to test mud and puddles for depth and also to defend against animals. Irish walking items are particularly popular because of their strength and beautiful wood design. Irish sticks are made for many usages and can also be used for many other things. Many people collect them because of their beauty, or gift them to others. At one point in time they replaced swords for gentlemen.
At Irish Walking Sticks, we offer a huge selection of high quality walking sticks and hiking staffs.
Perfect hiking walking sticks that are attractive and affordable.
Many of our walking staffs can have a compass, thermometer, or spike ferrule added by the stick maker and shipped directly to you.
See the item detail pages for the additional options.
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