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Ol Snake-Eye and The Prophet
16-MAY-2008

Ol' Snake-Eye and The Prophet

Snake is discussed above.

The Prophet is a piece of aged English Hawthorn that I saw with a natural handle. It was a dead section of a living tree (and the tree is actually thriving today)-as it worked up it had an ancient feel to it. It is a warrior club, and it's also a very functional walker. It's about halfway between a true staff and a walking cane-it comes to about my mid-chest level. The top is great for leaning and also for hooking things. It's not overly heavy, but it's so substantial I doubt it could be broken by hand. You can't see it here but a beautiful piece of turquoise is mounted in a natural knothole in the handle. Finished up with lots of oil and polished with Beeswax/Orange Oil/Carnauba preparation.
This guy is among my very favorites, and I couldn't see pulling it off again.

Nikon Coolpix L10
1/60s f/3.1 at 7.6mm iso64 full exif

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