I wanted the walking stick as a gift for my husband as part of his outfit for an upcoming Halloween costume wedding, but found it wasn't going to arrive in time (per the projected delivery date), so I order a different, somewhat inferior one with a metal handle instead, but decided to go ahead and order this one anyway as a Christmas gift. Much to my delight, the wooden one not only arrived well ahead of time and in plenty of time for the wedding, but was absolutely beautiful! My husband loved it and is very pleased with it's quality and workmanship. And it went very well with his dapper bowler hat. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a unique, well-made gift.