WILD CORNEL TREE (CORNUS MAS)

The legend, the wood, the stick.

MY FIRST WORK

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. 

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.

LOCATION

LOCATION

An ancient stone warehouse in the immediate vicinity. The forest animals love the cornelian cherry fruits and they often lie in front of the stone walls to warm themselves. The wild animal smell is always present there.