Stickmaking is one of the oldest crafts known to man, dating back to shepherds tending their flocks of sheep and whiling away those long lonely days and nights by crafting cleeks and staffs. These were not only beautiful tools, but they were practical in tending their sheep and useful in fending off beasts and other intruders.
The American National Cane Club (ANCC) was founded in 1988. Each member of the American National Cane Club has their own unique way of crafting and carving walking sticks and canes. In order to inform and aid one another, we gather together on the last Tuesday of each month.
You can check out the walking stick forum for information. The forum is not sponsored by us, but some members use it.