Brass metal ferrules are very important even for something so small, unlike rubber ferrules brass ferrules will stop the walking sticks from spliting and from damage and the rubber ferrule is just for a non slip tip on walking sticks.
Hold the brass ferrule to the walking sticks shaft, hold it down a small bit from the shaft(so the bottom of the ferrule is not flush with the bottom of the shaft). Mark the top of the ferrule with a marker or pencil. It is easyier to see the marker on the walking sticks.
Cutting the line:
Next cut a small slit on the line with a fine saw or hack saw is what i use, with its fine teeth is makes a neat cut. Only cut a small slit about 2mm deep. Make sure the line is straight with the walking sticks and you also cut the line straight with the walking sticks. If you don't this will effect the finish of the ferrule.
Chiesl out the rest:
Chiesl out the rest of the end of the walking sticks. When using the chiesl, chiesl out the timber from the top to the bottom of the walking sticks (as showen in the picture left). Don't chiesl from the bottom of the walking sticks. Also when chiesling cut at the same angle as the the ferrule, so it is thicker at the top and narrower at the bottom. Complete this all away around the shaft of the walking sticks.
File the walking sticks smooth with a fine file. It is inportant to file the walking sticks smooth so the ferrule will fit nicely. File all away around the end of the walking sticks. Fit the ferrule with your hand to give you a idea of fit of the ferrule, If it is to tide is most be getting stuck somewhere but you also don't what the ferrule to be to loose. If the ferrule is to loos it will fall off.
Fitting the ferrule:
Tap a small nail into the ferrule, you can hammer it all the way in or just hammer it in a small amount and then take it out. I prefer to hammer the nail all the way in so the ferrule will not come out.
Now your walking sticks are complete and ready to use.