Hello Doug, I want you to know that I am absolutely delighted with the antler-handle hiking stick and walking stick that my wife, Lynda, bought me for Christmas. The hiking stick, particularly, is a work of art. Interestingly, I've been following you for a while on Facebook and have been following the making of the hiking stick. It is something I will treasure - a beautifully made, unique object made by an ingenious craftsman.. Thank you again!