WILD CORNEL TREE (CORNUS MAS)

My Odyssey with cornelian cherry wood, based on myths and legends.

MY FIRST WORK

There is no dreadfully worse weapon than a good stick in the hand of one who knows how to use it. Thus, a man without fear can not only face several attackers, whether they carry daggers or other handguns, he can also successfully defend himself against any dangerous animal that wants to attack him.

"L'Art de la Boxe francaise et de la canne"  Dr. Fernand Lagrange, Paris 1899

Jo Stick

JO STICK

The very first stick that I made in this quality for myself. A small tribute to the founder of Aikido. It is my exhibit. In real terms, the polished piece feels like a mixture of bone and marble. Women are reluctant to give this Stick out of their hands again. I don't know why but that is a fact. 

 

The stick was ebonized.

 

WILD CORNUS MAS

WILD CORNUS MAS

A typical representative in his natural habitat on a ridge of limestone, on the south edge behind a sun trap. It took me almost two years to find a reasonable way to this location. About a hundred meters away, far below flows a rivulet. These site conditions are a guarantee for undisturbed and slow growth.The leaner the calcareous soil, the harder the wood becomes.

HIDEAWAY

HIDEAWAY

An ancient stone hideaway for hunters in the immediate vicinity. The animals of the forest love the cornelian cherries fruits and they often lie on the stones to warm themselves. The old hunters knew that too.

HUNTING SPEAR

HUNTING SPEAR

This is the traditional javelin form of hunters, as it was dug up everywhere in Europe. The parts were just merged here for demonstration.

This color is smoked. With a sharp household remedy and Dragonblood.