The Bicycle Bell derby allows the user to make their presence known when walking in crowded areas. By sounding the Bicycle Bell derby, users can make other people aware of their presence quickly.
The Derby Handle is an elegant shape that offers excellent support: the hand cannot slip forwards or back, and the user's weight is supported directly above the stick. One of the most popular handles for the walking stick user in need of light to middling support and balance.
European Beech typically grows to be about 100 feet (30 meters) high. Its life span can sometimes be up to 300 years. Beech is typically a pale cream color, sometimes with a pink or brown hue. Overall, Beech compares fairly closely to Hard Maple, it is tough enough for heavy duty, yet expressive and warm.
Some drums are made from Beech, which has a tone between those of maple and birch, the two most popular drum woods. Beech logs are burned to dry the malts used in some German smoked beers, giving the beers their typical flavor.
Environmentally Sustainable Resource Management Practices ensuring continuous, ready availability. The traditional sustainable forestry technique of coppicing to produce the raw material for walking sticks is practiced. This method results in a new crop of walking sticks every year without ever needing to fell the parent trees, so the system works in harmony with nature and provides a beneficial habitat for our native woodland flora and fauna.
Forestry is probably the most carbon negative industry in which man engages, so by buying a wooden walking stick, the user is doing their bit to support responsible forestry and our environment.
Walking sticks are regular companions to people of all shapes and sizes, regardless of the type of walking. Anything from a simple afternoon stroll to a rigorous multi-day hike through the woods can be aided by a walking stick. Such aids range from a simple stick made from a tree branch to specialized, ergonomic sticks purchased at high prices from outdoor-gear stores. Regardless of the stick you use, there are several ways they can help you.
Many people see a walking stick as merely something only to be used by the elderly or infirm. The hiker, casual walker, farmer or other country person knows better. A good walking stick, apart frpm its aesthetic qualities, quickly becomes a constant companion and something to be appreciated by its owner and admired or envied by others.
When out walking, a good stick helps maintain the natural rhythm of your gait and seems to make the miles less fatiguing. At the same time it comes in handy for pushing aside brambles and nettles; helping you scramble up a bank; or fending off fearsomely agressive dogs. (For some reason, the most aggressive dog will ease off once he notices that you are comfortably armed!). The farmer uses his stick to move animals around or to lean on while yarning with his neighbours.