I may have posted this already but as there are several new folks since I did I'll repost. https://youtu.be/UtWWA6MQXGE I always finish off my hiking sticks with a 4 strand paracord lanyard. To me it just dresses up the stick and adds a nice touch, helps keep the stick from hitting the ground if dropped on the trail. I like to use 325 paracord as after it's braided it can be fished through a 3/8" hole that I drill through the stick. (The link is a good video explaining an easy way to 4 strand braid.) Personally I like to use a camo pattern with a solid color, blacks or browns, earthy, woodsy colors as it is a hiking stick, but any colors that trip your trigger will do. Another thing I do is leave the tag ends long and finish them off with wood craft beads. The spirit stick in the photo is done with camo and black.
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