First, you will need a deciduous sapling or branch of a tree which is relatively straight. The ideal length of a hiking stick is about shoulder height with a 2 inch diameter at the base.
Take a clasp knife and start trimming the branch to the right length you require. It is recommended to use a freshly cut branch from a tree, rather than dead wood as it makes a stronger hiking stick.
Carefully strip off the bark from the entire wooden stick using the clasp knife. Some types of wood have a second layer of bark underneath the first and you need to peel it off as well until you get to the bright wooden texture of the stick.
Insert the bottom end of the stick into the copper pipe and make sure it fits snugly. This is called a ferrule and it will protect the end of the hiking stick. Fix the copper pipe with epoxy glue and tightly wrap tape over it.
Sand the entire stick properly with some sandpaper until it gets perfectly smooth.
You can also attach a wrist strap at the top of the hiking stick which can be wrapped around your hand while hiking. You can also add accessories, like a compass and a thermometer, which can further assist you in your hiking trip.