If you're looking for a stout-yet-lightweight walking staff, that boasts both durability and aesthetic beauty, then look no further than the Free Form Aspen Walking Stick. While still considered a hardwood, aspen wood is on the softer side, which gives it its lightweight characteristic. Each piece of aspen is carefully selected, cut, sanded, and sprayed with a protective clear coat lacquer, bring out its natural beauty. The Free Form Aspen Walking Stick is a perfect choice for those seeking ease of handling and reliability that will last for years to come. Its distinctive, dark bark coupled with its creamy white wood make for a visually appealing staff -- offering utility and beauty in single handcrafted product. The staff comes with a standard rubber ferrule for a firm, secure grip on virtually any surface. Like all of our handcrafted products, the Free Form Aspen Walking Stick is made in the USA by our skilled craftsmen using the highest quality materials and time-tested methods."