The unique characteristics of oak make for a strong, reliable walking companion that is just as dependable on the hiking trail as it is on the paved, urban street. To make the Twisted Oak Backpacker Walking Stick, we carefully choose a solid piece of oak, cut it to size on a table saw, router the edges, and then sand the stick down, giving it our distinctive twist. Each staff is then beautifully stained in one of three colors: brown, red, and tan. Finally, each stick is sprayed with a clear coat lacquer. The result is a smooth finish that highlights the wood's intrinsic beauty. The finished staff is a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted walking stick that is both sturdy and attractive. This staff comes in one of four sizes: 41-inches (primarily a child's size), 48-inches, 55-inches, and 58-inches. The Twisted Oak Backpacker Walking Stick comes with a standard rubber ferrule for a firm, secure grip on virtually any surface. Like all of our finely crafted walking sticks and canes, the Twisted Oak Backpacker Walking Stick is made in the USA by our skilled craftsmen using the highest quality wood and time-tested methods.