This long and strong, but amazingly light,  hiking pole, is carved from a young hazelnut tree harvested in Wilhelmshaven, Germany in the summer of 2007.
The pole has three differente spiral carvings, and  all together twelve stylished military order crosses of the Templars and the Teutonians on the upper part.
For the artist, these crosses carry no significance beyond being decorations, but are inspired from a very old hiking stick he once viewed in a monastery in the south of France.
However, who knows?... the crosses might bring good luck and protection the owner on his or her hike?
Length: 183 cm
Scale,  1:1
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