Oh i see lol it was so small i didnt read so much about it.
Yes thats what i thought i buy a couple or so and try to dress them up. I dont know if i can stain hickory. Maybe its a very fat wood. Yes i will buy some tackles and use some rawhide for the handles. I have a good supplier of wood maybe i can buy a few later and re handle them with tigermaple handles.
Yes i can imagine that it is not so strong. But it looks good. But if i could make slots in the head and cut in the handletop and make slots in the handle that fits. Then wrap wet rawhide around it like on the pic. Maybe its not autentic, but it should look good.