Occasionally I get asked if I can source any of the traditional spiral staffs that look like a snake wrapped around a shaft.  Unfortunately I cannot.  Those spiral shafts are formed by vines that grow  up around a sapling and choke them, causing the unique spiral indentation as the sapling grows.  In this harsh enviroment we have no woody vines that grow naturally.  Ironically they can be found a mere hour or two away where the growing season is longer.