This staff depicts a tendriled Viking serpent coiled all the way up and down the length of the staff with the set of Elder Futhark runes inscribed within its body. It stands at just shy of 63.5″ and is made of sumac wood which is both lightweight and sturdy. It is also coated with boiled linseed oil for some protection against the elements.
Overall, I’d have to say I’m pleased with the finished product. I wanted to create something that aesthetically blended certain tribal, Nordic, and Greek elements together and feel like I’ve achieved that.
Burned in at the top are stars and two phases of the moon (waxing and waning crescents). Below those, is the hand grip made of mostly tan rawhide lace and bordered by black rawhide lace. After the grip is more wood-burning with the Greek zodiac symbols and Elder Futhark runic alphabet wrapped around about a third of the overall staff.
This Tribal Druid Shaman Staff is about 62” in height and has been coated with several layers of polyurethane for protection from the elements and for its aesthetics.
Artist: J.R. Goslant