This long, strong,  light,  hiking pole, is carved from a young Wych elm tree.  harvested near Drammen (Norway) in the summer of 2007.
The pole has four differente spiral carvings, and  is crowned with military order cross of the Templars.
The elm tree makes an amazingly light hiking pole, even at this lenght, which is fit for a tall man.
Elm bark, cut into strips and boiled, sustained much of the rural population of Norway during the great famine of 1812.
... which is the reason why some bark is left on the upper part of thist tall pole... just in case you run out of food on one of your hikes. :-)
Scale,  1:1
Length: 183 cm
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