This was made from a seasoned Yew tree branch which I turned by hand to the shape you see. The beautiful graining is a natural feature of the yew tree and I have highlighted it by using a high gloss exterior lacquer. I have attached the handle to a hand turned Oak shank by using a wooden dowel and a Water Buffalo collar to give it strength. I finished off the handle by whipping it with genuine real leather strip as shown on the photos. A great stick which looks fantastic and is extremely comfortable to hold. I will shorten the stick to any length you wish. Please let me know when ordering your preferred length.