More Walking Sticks


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PRM
December 1, 2012, 11:41 AM
Here are a few more walking sticks - some new, some rescued.

Pic 1, Top: This is a Dogwood root stick. I bought the stick at the FT Massac reenactment a few years ago. The root really made for a comfortable handle. This is a sturdy built cane that is great for the woods or trail.

Pic 1, Bottom: This is a traditional bamboo walking stick made from Incense Bamboo that I grew. The brass handle is from Treeline Woodcrafters. The bamboo makes for a really light cane that is sturdy and functional.

Pic 2, Top: This is a rescued cane. I was at a flea market in Bowling Green, KY about a year ago and while walking down one of the isles, I saw a vintage cane with a silver band hanging on a string. All the finish was gone and it was in rough shape. The band was unreadable, but had lettering. I picked it up for the handsome sum of $3.00. The shaft had a crack near the bottom that I repaired with Gorilla Glue. Once I determined it was fully functional, I began using linseed oil, on the wood. It was in pretty bad shape and took a lot of work. I finished the wood after a few weeks with tru-oil. Last, I cleaned up the silver band and discovered it read Chickamauga. After a little research, I found out this was a similar item that was sold at veteran re-unions during the post Civil War era.

Pic 2, Bottom: This is a rescued stick. I bought it an an auction. It has a vintage Victorian era, elephant ivory handle. When I got it just about all the finish was gone. After tightening everything up, I refinished the shaft in a high gloss black finish for formal occasions. A great classic look and cane for under $100.

Walking sticks are addictive...whether you are using them as a medical device, hiking a trail, for self defense or social occasions. Walking sticks just make a statement.

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hso
December 1, 2012, 12:36 PM
Nice work!

A great classic look and cane for under $100

You're undervaluing that cane if the ivory is real vintage elephant ivory.

mglindo
December 1, 2012, 01:16 PM
I think op was talking about his costs.:)

bikerdoc
December 1, 2012, 01:45 PM
Those are fantastic.

I have picked up a few bargains but never anything with Ivory.

PRM
December 1, 2012, 02:27 PM
Yep - that was my cost in the project. There wasn't a lot of bids on it??? Guess the finish scared some off. The ivory was beautiful - I figured I could always add a new shaft if it did not pan out. A little sand paper, steel wool, black paint and poly worked wonders. I do need to polish the silver collar - just noticed it's starting to turn a little dark.

Cocked & Locked
December 1, 2012, 05:55 PM
Nice looking sticks! I just finished one today with a cue ball for the handle. I thought it was nice...:scrutiny:

glistam
December 1, 2012, 08:45 PM
Walking sticks are addictive...whether you are using them as a medical device, hiking a trail, for self defense or social occasions. Walking sticks just make a statement.

Don't I know it. Wife is making me offload 7 of mine tomorrow (going to good homes though, people that need and want them).

She let me keep the jewel though: Brazilian rosewood and elephant ivory (double restricted, lol), turn of the century.

PRM
December 1, 2012, 09:02 PM
glistam - Got pics, ivory handled canes should be posted.

glistam
December 1, 2012, 09:21 PM
Sure!

JShirley
December 2, 2012, 10:30 AM
Ooh. Nice!

bikerdoc
December 2, 2012, 12:28 PM
Major nice!

I have given away a few dozen to needy homes, feels good, I assure you.

Deltaboy
January 1, 2013, 10:43 PM
Very nice canes! :D

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