A while ago I carved a branch into a walking stick and stained it. I then created a tutorial on how to do so here. But since then, I've somewhat improved it as both a walking stick, and a club/bludgeon. The grip part of it is made up of three layers: duct tape (sticky side up), then a wrap of twine, and finally black hockey tape. The metal end is made up of two iron wires twisted together, then finally twisted around the end of the stick. The finished product almost looks like a combination of a medieval European weapon, and an Asian marshal arts staff/cane.