Jersey Kale – Walking stick cabbage silver cap and foot

Fascinated by the idea of walking stick cabbages or Jersey kale, I bought some seed and successfully grew a couple of stems.  (They attracted cabbage white butterflies and their caterpillers like a magnet!). After carefully drying the stems, with my workshop smelling of cabbage for weeks, the stems are remarkable light and strong.

I’ve now varnished the stems and made a silver cap and foot cover, so a project of over two years is now complete. The foot is not a silver ferrule as there would be no grip.  This way the rubber foot can be replaced easily and the stick is more practical.  The silverware has full UK hallmarks including the Coronation mark. This one is mine, but I have a second stem if anyone is interested in commissioning me!

Jersey Kale/ walking stick cabbage walking stick with silver top and foot