Hiking sticks – Stocknagel

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4 thoughts on “Hiking sticks – Stocknagel

  1. Anonymous

    In English they are often called “hiking medallions” or “hiking stick/staff medallions”. Oftentimes they can be found at gift shops in national parks.

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