Blackthorn "Au Natural" Walking Staff
(AKA "The Circle Of Life", Yin Yang Cane :-)
What is Yin / Yang from: https://personaltao....at-is-yin-yang/
A starting definition: Yin / Yang: Two halves that together complete wholeness. Yin and yang are also the starting point for change. When something is whole, by definition, it’s unchanging and complete. So when you split something into two halves – yin/yang, it upsets the equilibrium of wholeness. Both halves are chasing after each other as they seek a new balance with each other.
I've owned this quite unusual Blackthorn walking staff for about 4 years, and prior to committing to it, could immediately see the "possibilities" on the ebay listing. Frankly, I was surprised the stick was even for sale, and once I purchased it, ... was praying the seller wouldn't see the same "diamond in the rough" and cancel my purchase!
When it arrived, it had the usual black paint coating which I don't find attractive, and so stripped it along with the lacquer top coats that I most always do. Quite often I am surprised with just how wonderful the bark and color were before being buried in black,.....Urgh!
I may have taken photos prior to the shaping, modeling, and overall "augmentation" :-), but it will take a lot of time to find them. So for now the "before" photos are not available,....and you all will have to settle for the "after" pics.
After completing my labor of love, and a bit of reshaping the handle for more comfortable gripping,....just 3 or 4 coats of "Tru-Oil" was all that was needed to bring out the highlights, so to speak. Never have two Thorns of a Blackthorn Walking Staff been so important in bringing to life the central details of major points of interest! :-)
Allow me to present the Au Natural Blackthorn "Circle of Life" Walking Staff:
In these troubled times,....hope you all have a sense of humor..... :-)
Edited by joejeweler, 31 March 2021 - 05:28 PM.