The hiking stick carbide tip assembly is a unique Kingfisher design, made in the USA. Choose from a 3/4", 15/16, or 1" washer.
The rounded tungsten carbide point is intended for extreme shock and abrasion resistance suitable for contact with rock and hard materials and brazed into a stainless steel body. The point, unlike that of sharp hiking stick tips, is rounded to minimize environmental damage.
To attach into the end of a hiking stick or cane, pre-drilling is necessary. We use a 9/32" brad point bit for hickory. It would be best to test on a sample piece in advance. Care must be taken to drill in the center and straight in line with the wooden shaft.
For final assembly, coat the bore with wood sealer, epoxy or marine varnish. Then, fasten the hex bolt/carbide into wood with 1/2" socket.
Note: the 3/4" washer (our original design) is shown on a hiking stick with beveled edges. It's suitable for many applications and staffs of various diameters.
The new 15/16 and 1" washers (for use with sticks 15/16" and 1" respectively) protect the shaft's edge entirely.
The washers are supplied slightly oversized and may be filed to match the exact wood diameter.
Alternately, if the shaft is oversized, the wood may be sanded to match the washer diameter.
Hi Brad I received the bokken and OH MY GOD, it is beautiful I almost don't want to use it, it looks so good. The jo and tanto are awesome too. One question on the bamboo tsuba, when I try to fit it, it got to 3/4 of the length of where it's supposed to be at the beginning of the tsuka. I didn't want to jam it in there forcefully, so is there a proper technique to install the tsuba? I'm assuming that I put an o-ring on each side of the tsuba. Makers response-Thanks so much! Tsuba are custom fit to individual bokken. They are intended to be a little snug at first however, they will seat into the transition ramp after a bit of use.
Hello, I'm mailing you to let you know i received the 42" aikiken i ordered near the beginning of the month. it is of the best quality i've ever seen. awesome, awesome sword, thank you! the grain on the chisel top is wild, changing color from light to dark with movement and the patterns within the wood make me feel like i'm handling a much more expensive piece of art. i hope to take care of it well enough to hand it down to my children! i can't wait to order another one of your wooden weapons. hopefully soon! - Andrew