Antique Walking Cane Restorations and Repairs and Custom Cane Parts

Antique walking canes are great to collect but where do you go when you want to restore an antique walking cane? Walking Cane Company has been restore walking cane, building custom walking cane parts for years.  From repairing sterling silver handles to replacing antique walking cane shaft and period correct walking cane tips. Below you find some examples of things we can do.

So if you have an antique walking cane in need of restoration or repair give us a call 1-888-399-4870

Custom Walking Cane Parts and Supplies For Antique Walking Canes
Brass Bullet Walking Cane Tip
Custom Brass Walking Cane Tip End View
I get allot of request for replacement tips for antique walking cane, here is one I machined out of solid brass, it looked close to the original antique walking cane tip. I have also made ivory walking cane tips out of real ivory and imitation ivory in the past.
Silver plated tip for walking cane with rubber tip
Custom Brass tip for a walking stick
Here is one of my silver plated walking cane tips i been selling for over 10 years.
I built a walking stick for a gentlemen who was sight impaired and needed a 60″ stick with a screw joint and a roller ball tip, Showing here is half of custom brass screw joint along with a custom brass tip which excepts a roller ball tip.
Brass Knob on a hickory stick used a self defense walking cane
Double beaded brass collar for walking cane
Walking Cane Brass Knob ontop of a custom over sized brass collar, which sits on a 1 1/4″ hickory shaft which has a 6″ long 5/8″ steel rod inside the shaft just below the handle. This was purchased to be used as a self defense walking cane. I sure would not want to be on the business end of that deal, this sticks weights in just under 3 pounds.
Brass walking cane collar really ads the bling to this walking cane. Two brass rings with a brass collar and high polished finish.
Walking Cane Screw Joint
Brass Walking Cane Tip
This is the strongest walking cane screw joint you can get. The brass male rod goes down into the shaft 2″ and includes a brass collar and ring to prevent the wood from splitting out and breaking the joint. The female end also goes into the shaft 2′ and also has the brass ring with the wood sticking out past that for more added strength and alingment of the joint. Thiswalking cane screw joint is far superior to any other walking cane screw joint sold by all the comon wood working stores like Lee Valley and WoodCraft.
Another example of a custom made walking cane tip with cut rings at the top. Not really safe for walking but this type of tip is great for displying your walking cane. This particular tip unscews and can be replaces with a standard rubber tip.

Gun Walking Cane Made From Ivory and Bone

I really don’t have any definitive information on this cane. I was told by an antique identification expert at an antique show that canes such as this were exported from China in the late 1800’s and early 1900‘s. He also said the material used for the barrel portion was made from some kind of bone and ivory was used to make the rest along with some type of wood.

This Walking cane is for sale, contact the seller directly, Robert Shelton, Lives in Vancouver, WA his phone number is 360-885-4584.
View all the pictures of this walking cane here.

Robert is also the person who makes the Wild Boars Tusk handles Made from Ivory and Sterling Silver which are also for sale at Walking Cane Company website.

For Sale: Gun Cane Made From Ivory and Bone

Walking Cane Shaft for a Bone Walking Cane Handle

Custom Walking Cane Shaft
Bone handle On custom made walking cane shaft.

A customer bought this handle off of eBay and sent it to me to mount on a Zebra wood Shaft. Handle is made from two different colors of Bone, hand carved. I want to call it a Toucan or Pelican, what do you think it is?

If you have an old/new cane handle and need a shaft made for it give me a call 1-888-399-4870 or visit my website and purchase a walking cane shaft 

Walking Cane With Telescope 1920

Antique walking cane with Telescope made in 1920
Antique walking cane with Telescope made in 1920

This excellent system walking cane boasts an extendable spyglass as the handle that is made of brass. The handle is hand carved out of appealing dark red Mahogany in the shape of two folded hands that are actually holding the removable telescope. At the narrow end the lens cap of the spyglass can be unscrewed and it can be removed from the circular opening in the hands.

The telescope comes in working condition and the view is very good. The hand carving applied is of high quality and the bronze collar as well as two gilt copper collars at the upper end of the shaft, match the overall appealing look perfectly.

This is a must-have for the dedicated collector of instrumental or system canes!

Walking sticks have existed since the first Homo sapiens picked up a branch to help himself over rough terrain or to use it as a weapon. Civilized men carried on the tradition. From royalty and their use of the scepter to religious leaders and their use of pastoral staffs designed to look like a shepherd’s crook herding the believers, the walking stick has been an important symbolic accessory. Men in authority whether profane or religious have used the staff or walking stick as a symbol of their power at all times.

Some experts claim that the name “cane” arose from the fact that Cain, the son of Adam and Eve slew his brother Able with his staff thus “caining” him to death. In 1838 J. H. Ingram wrote in his essay on canes that in Roman times, dogs in great numbers have infested the streets of Rome. Because of this circumstance it became customary for pedestrians to go provided with stout birchen cudgels equipped at one end with a short, sharp pike to defend themselves against these animals. This cudgel was called “cani”, the dative singular for “canis” which meant literally “for a dog.” The plural of “canis” is “canes” and this is the precise denomination by which they are now known. The later non-historical use of the word cane arose from the fact that many of the sticks are canes in the botanical sense as rattan and bamboo. Malacca in the botanical sense is a cane too. Today the word continues to refer to exotic woods as well as to other materials………

Walking Cane Company specializes in all walking cane repair and refinishing, if you have a valuable broken walking cane generally it can be fixed, if the shaft is broken we can replace it, maybe you have a relative who won’t part with their old awful looking cane, send it to us and we will refinish it for them, give us a call at  1-888-399-4870 or check out our website for new walking canes.