Finished it at long last, it's my favourite stick so far. the carving is a copy of a tattoo and it's two hunting dogs intertwined. the celtic band is my own design, the top has been drilled and carved right through (pierced ?) to show the different wood inside, mahogany. The handle is leather thong, it's all been oiled and sanded a few times to try and make it look older and its got a brass ferrule on the bottom. The last stick i put on here was sold to someone to give as a birthday present......this one isn't for sale.