The image on the left is of a ash sapling used for walking sticks, Ash is a very strong wood resistance to spliting, the bark is a uninteresting grey colour, but when the bark is removed it reveals a more colourful underbark, not a common wood for walking sticks but when manufactored correctly a very nice walking sticks. Ash is mostly use as a knob walking sticks.
The bush itself is very thorny difficult and sometimes dangerous to cut. The blackthorn walking sticks and the thorns were said to be Christs crown of thorns, over centuries blackthorn has been invested in all sorts of mystical powers. Branches, suckers or saplings of sufficient lenght and apporpriate diameter are to come by to make the right walking sticks. When thorns have been trimed back and its rick bark varished to a deep red hue, it will look magnificent for any walking sticks.