(The silver knob handled walking cane and My ash knob walking stick)
Recently I acquired a lovely antique wooden seat stick; I do not know the history behind this well-crafted item, but I have seen seat sticks similar to this from late 19th Century London (sword maker R.S. Garden, Picadilly). The hinges work like a marvel and details in the making are well cared for; except for a few woodworm holes the stick is in fine condition and quite functional.
The seat stick is a perfect companion for longer walks that includes bird-watching, but also for spectator sports like field-hunting.
|Preparing a seat|
|Antique wooden seat stick|
|Wearing my vintage 1970 bespoke tweed shooting suit; a vintage houndstooth tweed waistcoat; peccary gloves; loden green shooting socks and tan brogues. Binoculars and shooting stick.|
|The seat is quite comfortable|
|German newspaper sellers on seat sticks, 1927|