It's a Manfrotto 685B. Several reviews & a few videos on the web. I usually prefer to use monopods headless, although I'll sometimes carry a ball head if I know I'm likely to want it.
There are a few walking poles which have a tripod head mount built into the handle. There's also a walking stick handle (I think a hard rubber knob) which you can screw on top of a 'pod. I like to scramble around in craggy places where a stick is useful, but I don't like walking poles. I prefer a longer stronger staff you can use two handed, so in fact I prefer a big monopod as a walking stick (a walking staff in fact) rather than the rather flimsy short walking poles.
Several years ago I started developing knee pains when descending steep hills & started to use walking poles. But I discovered that my problem was fear. I feared falling, & I feared the pain of shock impacts on aging joints. So I went downhill more timidly, stretching out a timid straightened leg downwards as far as I could in order to minimise the distance & therefore the shock of dropping my weight down onto it.
But my timidity was causing the joint damage! I was taking the drop shock with a straight leg so the impact shock hit the knee hard. So I tried dropping downwards onto a bent knee. Scarier, because of the longer drop. But a bent knee shifted the impact from joint to the big shock absorbing leg muscles. The first few times I tried this it worked very well in lessening knee pain. But I ended up with sore muscles. Temporarily, because the legs soon got stronger. Now I can bound down craggy slopes with no pain as I used to. Not quite as fast or as recklessly as in my youth, but I do have to remember I'm carrying an expensive camera (good excuse
What has helped enormously is regaining the light weight of my youth. Being overweight is a real killer for aging joints. When I started gaining weight in middle age all my doctors told me it was healthier & natural to put on weight as you aged. It turned out they were idiots, and instead of comforting me with "to be expected at your age" they should have diagnosed the incoming diabetes.
It turned out that adjusting my diet so as not to overload my diabetically damaged pancreas started a quite natural process of very slowly losing weight. I told my worried doctors that they were mistakenly applying oversimplified statistical norms to me. I wasn't underweight, I was in fact an overweight lightweight. To my astonishment after nearly a decade of slowly losing weight I'm back to my youthful weight. And feeling much better and bouncier for it!
It may all go back to the Buachaille Etive Mor. I once bounded down that at high speed in my reckless youth because it had started to rain & I hadn't any rain gear. I tripped and fell down about a a yard, landing on my knees on a boulder. It took six months to recover from that knee damage, and maybe it wasn't a complete recovery.
I now still like using a walking staff, aka a big stout monopod, in craggy scrambles. I do up the adjustable flip clamps to take my weight, whereas for ordinary frequent extend & collapse monopod work I prefer faster operating camera weight clamp adjustments. Except now of course I have the amazingly rapid neotec monopod!
I do wonder about the longevity of this neotec monopod mechanism. But it only has to last as long as my mobility
I won't use it as a scrambling staff. I'll keep the older stronger one for that.
I know the Perth Salutation Arms hotel, since I grew up in Perth. But I never drank in it because I left that city before I was old enough to drink.