I recently made a Hiking Staff using a Piece of antler, a material I have not worked with  to any degree, the photographs  are below. The shank is Spanish Chestnut and I have called him ‘The Smiling Monk’

Front View

Side View

I was also given the privilege of  joining the shank and head made by Ned Henderson. These were  owned by one of his descendents and were obviously from 2 separate sticks, again the pictures clearly show this

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The parts married together, fortunately the diameter of the shank was larger than the head so I was able to use the existing traditional dowel to make the joint

The two

Separate parts