Funny enough it is the best dual-wielding weapon in the game when buffed with moonstones and air essence and anaconda talent
Two branches creates a wooden staff, mine was worth 1k. I'm missing details what you can make of a branch here
Branch will be created along with with wood chips. just check weapon armor inventory
The recipe this page states is for wood chips, don't know if branches can be crafted but this certainly is not it.