Occasionally a small protuberance of bone is attached to the coronet and this is even better as it provides an opportunity to carve a figure or emblem for it on the handle for your walking sticks. To obtain and antler in the UK for your walking sticks is not difficult since the are massive numbers is almost all parts of the UK. If you can't get a source local we also sell antlers most red deer. Most of the antler we sell is suitable for many walking sticks, each antler is check so that its not to small or not to big and all parts of the antlers can be used to make walking sticks.
Remember antler is a bone and cannot be bend to make a handle of walking sticks, the core of the antler is mostly soft porous material called pith, this runs thought the main stem and its shoots call tines which is used to make walking sticks. If you do cut the end of a tine of file it of you will very quickly run into the pith and spoiling the walking sticks look. One-way of covering up the pith it’s to place a cap over the ends and file it round.