Hiking Stick Medallions & Badges

October 14, 2015
walking stick medallions

walking stick medallion

Hiking sticks themselves, or walking sticks as they were more commonly known, have been dated back to the time of the Pharaoh.  As time passed, they were used as either a fashion statement or a walking aid. A walking or hiking stick could literally be a stick found on the side of the road or in the wilderness or an ornately carved piece adorned with walking stick medallions, jewels, and bindings.

What is a walking stick medallion?

A walking stick medallion is a badge or emblem that you can attach to your walking stick or hiking staff. These medallions are usually made of metal like brass or pewter. Often feature designs or symbols that reflect the owners interests, hobbies or travels. Many people collect these medallions as keepsakes, from places they’ve visited using them to personalize and beautify their walking sticks. In doing they create meaningful accessories that not only add a touch of individuality but also serve as reminders of specific experiences or locations. Walking stick medallions serve both sentimental purposes by making the walking stick more special while commemorating moments or destinations.

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A hiking stick helps with balance and they tend to be gentler on the environment than the now common metal trekking poles which leave scratch marks on rocks and boulders along the trail.

Adding a Hiking Stick Medallion or badge to a walking stick can easily be done by creating a curved medallion die to match the curvature of the stick or sticks. Color, finishes, textures, metal choices and sizes all help tie in a custom hiking medallion design that symbolizes a group, an affiliation, or a national park to support and many other things. Many create custom hiking medallions with family crests to both sell and give out as gifts.

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