Rattle Snake Walking Sticks

Hand-carved from a single piece of wood and then painted.

Each walking stick is hand-carved from a single piece of wood, stained  and  painted.

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46 thoughts on “Rattle Snake Walking Sticks

      • are the snakes preserved then placed on the stick or are they carved as well. awesome if they’re carved. you are a master.

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      • Love your work.
        I can only imagine the time, effort, and skill needed for such an incredible piece.
        Have you ever considered having copies made (castings etc)? It would allow you to sell at two levels originals and copies.

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      • I am very interested in purchasing one of your #45 copperhead masterpieces. However, instead of a knob head walking stick I would prefer a curve handle cane. Is this possible? I have required a cane for almost twenty-five years due to an accident. I have a small collection and am always looking for something unique. One of yours would certainly be the jewel of my collection. You must certainly have a God given gift to produce such amazing examples of nature. What is the procedure to order one of your remarkable beauties?

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  1. they are beautiful, was hit by a truck, and wanted a cool cane if im going to b stuck needing one for life. i will definetly b ordering

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  2. So very cool !!!! Love to widdle!!!
    Can you send me some information on
    how to get started doing a walking stick?
    You’re so very talented!!! Thanks for sharing your gift! !!! Love the pic’s.

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  3. Mike, I live in Springfield, MO. Can you offer me any advice on what type of wood I can use for walking sticks or how to obtain the wood you are using? Thanks, and the work you do is amazing!!!

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    • Thanks, John! I mostly use lodgepole pine. I don’t think you have any of that growing in MO. You might be able to go to the lumber yard and buy a clear cedar 4×4 post. That will make a good light-weight walking stick. I know that MO has a huge amount of hardwoods which would make really good walking sticks. What I would do is harvest it after the leaves fall and rough out the shape I want while it is still green, and then let it cure before finishing it. At least this way you’ll have most of the work done while it’s green and easier to carve. I know there is juniper growing there also. It’s good wood if you can find something straight enough and the right diameter.
      I hope this is helpful.
      Mike

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  4. These are amazing and I would like more information on how to order and purchase one please! I’m very interested in the stick with the snake and mouse on top, thank you in advance.

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  5. Absolutely love your work! When will you have more rattle snake walking sticks? Checked your ETSY site….none available….wish to purchase on for my father.

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    • Hi Robert! I haven’t been able to put anything in my shop for a while because I’ve been working on custom orders. If you’d like you can request a custom order from my etsy shop and I can quote you a price for what you’d like and put you on my waiting list. Thank you!

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  6. Excellent work. I carved an Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake walking stick and then came across your snake walking sticks on the web. Your carvings are really at a higher level. I appreciate not only the carving but the scale work and the painting are very realistic. One of challenges is getting the scale pattern precise to maintain the color pattern on the snake. Outstanding work.

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  7. Hey Mike,
    I thought I’d give it a try and make one.
    I don’t really consider myself a carver but I do have an art background.
    Made it out of a honey suckle stalk.
    Not too bad for a first attempt.
    Doesn’t come close to your work but, it was enjoyable and educational as well.
    Keep up the great work and thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. The snake walking canes a amazingly beautiful. I would love to purchase one for my husband, his Dad was a world renowned herpetologist and milk thousands of snakes during WWII, Korean and Vietnam wars. So this would be a perfect gift that would be cherished for years to come. Would you be willing to make one for me? If so please provide me with the necessary information to pay.

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    • Hello, Terry! I appreciate your interest in buying one of my walking sticks and would be happy to make one for your husband. You can contact me on my Etsy shop and I will be happy to discuss the details and price. stinnettstudio.etsy.com

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  9. I love these rattlesnake walking sticks.I saw ur videos on YouTube. .I would be interested in purchasing a rattlesnake or some other viper. .

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  10. My grandfather had a similar snake walking stick I remember as a child. It wasn’t nearly as nice as yours. It was promised to me when he was called home but somehow I never recieved it. I thin about all the times I played with it as a child. Can you tell me how I can order a rattler or copper head walking stick from you? I’m sure you have many people asking you this. But if you could let me know if you are taking orders I would be grateful. This sure brings back memories, I’m so glad I found you on you tube. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  11. I would like to get a buddy of mine a snake cane or walking sticks can you please send me some information on what you have and how much the are? I live in woodstock ont canada so can you also tell me how much for shipping thank you
    Wayne

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