Wood Canes & Wooden Walking Canes

Wood walking cane are strong and durable and have withstood the test of time even during a lot of technological advancements in the industry of cane construction, wood is still the choice for all walking cane manufactures around the world.

Carbon Fiber walking canes are a great example of an alternative choice but cannot match the beauty of some of the exotic woods like Cocobolo wood walking cane, Gabon ebony wood walking cane and Bolivian rosewood.  Here at the Walking Cane Company we are one of the largest manufacture of handcrafted wooden walking cane in USA.

Check out our great selection of Daily Use Wooden Walking Canes, Exotic wooden walking canes and find some great examples of custom made walking canes on our Facebook page, your search for the perfect set of wooden walking canes has come to an end. Enjoy some of the custom walking cane slide show below, if you are interested in getting a custom made walking cane give us a call 1-888-399-4870.

Palm Grip Walking Cane
Handle made from Stabilized Spalted Maple
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Wooden Walking Cane
Wooden Derby walking cane Made from Bolivian Rosewood and maple wood
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Barley Classic Lam
This custom made walking cane features East India Rosewood, Maple and Beechwood. This walking cane is fully functional weight supporting walking cane, makes a great addition to any collection.
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Custom Cane with Ivory Handle
The customer sent me his antique ivory handle and we mounted it on a Cocobolo wood shaft with polished brass accents.
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Three Piece Walking Cane
Made from Rosewood with Polished brass collars and Features laser engraving on both side of the handle.
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504 Bocote wooden walking cane
From Our derby walking cane section made from Bocote wood with Brass Ring.
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Palm Grip Walking Cane
Palm grip walking cane featuring figured Maple wood and Bubinga wood
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483 Black Walnut Wood Walking Cane
From Our derby walking cane section made from Black Walnut Wood
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Model 209 Unique Walking Cane
This unique cane series has a threaded removable handle. Included with the shaft are two handles: Unique Hammer Head Handle and the Derby Style Handle. Either handle can be screwed onto the shaft for the appropriate occasion.
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Collector walking cane
Custom made from Bubinga wood with rope pattern twist.
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337 Shillelagh - Figured Maple & Bubinga Wood Walking Cane
Handle made from Stabilized Spalted Maple wood on top of a Bubinga wood shaft.
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Collector walking cane
Custom made from Bolivian Rosewood with rope pattern twist.
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Walking Cane Manufacturers Offer Larger Selection of Canes

Offer Larger Selection of Walking CanesSo what is the perfect cane? Well the answer to that depends on your needs. Walking canes and sticks come in a variety of styles, with vast options that will suit any person, condition or style. Whether you are looking for a folding cane that provides a convenient design as well as a great look, or you would rather have a basic, wooden model that is renowned for its resiliency and lasting fashion (or latest fashion trends?), finding a walking cane manufacturer that can provide you with everything you want will offer much more than purchasing the first thing that you come across at the store.

Once you find this type of provider, be sure to look at the breadth of products they offer. Perhaps you would like a seat cane for special events like a child’s championship sports game, bird watching or just a walk in a park.

Most walking cane manufacturers can provide you with the specifics you are looking for like custom made walking cane or a manufacture selling walking cane parts like walking cane handles, walking cane shafts, brass walking cane collars and rings to accent your walking cane. They can also supply walking cane accessories like rubber tips, wrist straps and other walking cane aids.

Also, it is never a bad idea to ask your doctor or medical professional about the available options and see what they recommend for your needs. If you are shopping a major walking cane manufacturer, share their catalog with your doctor and see what they have to say about the available options. Remember that shopping at a large store because they offer an adjustable walking cane that will fit your height is not a requirement. Any major cane retailer worth their salt should be more than willing to help you fit your cane, or teach you how to size a walking cane and adjust the height yourself.

Alpacca Wolf Head Dark Shadows Walking Cane

Alpacca Wolf Head Dark Shadows Walking Cane
Alpacca Wolf Head Dark Shadows Walking Cane
Alpacca Wolf Head Dark Shadows Walking Cane
Alpacca Wolf Head Dark Shadows Walking Cane From the Original Movie

Dark Shadows is an upcoming film based on the 1966–1971 gothic soap opera of the same name. The film is directed by Tim Burton and stars Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, a 200-year-old vampire, as well as Michelle Pfeiffer as his cousin Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, a reclusive matriarch of the Collins family. It is scheduled to be released on May 11, 2012[1] in both conventional and IMAX theaters.

Synopsis
In 1752, the Collins family sails from Liverpool, England to North America. The son, Barnabas, grows up to be a wealthy playboy in Collinsport, Maine and is the master of Collinwood Manor. He breaks the heart of a witch, Angelique Bouchard, who turns him into a vampire and buries him alive. In 1972, Barnabas is accidentally freed from his coffin and returns to find his once-magnificent mansion in ruin. The manor is currently occupied by Barnabas’ dysfunctional descendants, all of whom are hiding dark and horrifying secrets.

Source: wikipedia

Walking Cane Company Sell the Alpacca Wolf Head Dark Shadows Walking Cane from the original movie

Wolf Head cane from the movie “Dark Shadows’ Crook handle on a tapered black maple shaft, 36” long with rubber tip. Alpaca is a nickel silver combination that is stronger than pure silver. View  Alpacca Wolf Head Dark Shadows Walking Cane

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Using a Walking Cane for Self-defense – Man bloodied with own walking cane

Over sized walking cane -Extra strong weight supporting walking cane
Extra strong walking cane compared to our normal size walking cane

I came across this article (below) this morning and it’s something I thought about for some time. I have a few customers who buy extra strong walking canes to defend themselves, or by having a stout walking cane might make a potential assailant think twice about harming you. This reminds me of a few words my father once told me, “If you bring a weapon to a fight you better be prepared to use it, because if you’re not willing to use it on someone there is a good chance someone will use it on you”.  Of course I am not saying the gentlemen in the article below had this intension, but being out late at night makes you wonder why?

Scott Prevost
Walking Cane Company

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Man Bloodied with own Walking Cane

By: Mike Aldax | 11/21/11 8:38 AM

A man was viciously beaten with his own walking cane Friday, police said.

The victim’s head was gushing blood when cops found him at the corner of Precita Avenue and Folsom Street, in the area of Precita Park.

One of two goons approached him around 1:20 a.m. and sprayed his jacket with a spray can. The victim yelled at the suspect, demanding to know why he did it, police at Ingleside Station said.

The suspect then snatched the victim’s cane and struck him several times in the head. The victim fell to the ground, but the thug kept beating on him with the cane and kicking him repeatedly, police said.

The suspects fled. The victim was not listed as having life threatening injuries, police said.

A motive for the attack was not immediately known.

Source: San Francisco Examiner

 

Traveling with Your Walking Cane

People Traveling with walking canesIn today’s complicated world, it is even more difficult than ever to travel. High gas prices, reckless drivers, even increased security in the airports can make traveling that much more difficult for the average vacationer.
When you have to travel with your cane or other mobility aid, things can get even more complicated. If you are prepared, though, even the most troublesome experiences with airline security can be handled with ease.

First, when considering getting on a flight with your cane, it is best to consult the guidelines set forth by the TSA. With these BLANK simple tips, you can be aware of what will take place in the security checks, and plan accordingly.

1) All assistive devices, including travel canes, walkers, walking sticks and other devices, must be checked, scanned or otherwise passed through security. If it is possible, airport security will pass your device through the x-ray machine for a simple and easy check. For these reasons, they ask that you fold up any folding canes or devices so that they can more easily pass through the machine.

If your aid won’t fit through the x-ray, it will need to be handled and inspected manually by the security personnel. Have no worries, they are trained and know how to handle the device, even if it has complicated moving parts or other elements. All items that are hanging from or attached to your device, whether it is a wrist strap on your travel cane, or a basket attached to your roller/walker, will also need to be manually inspected.

2) You have the right to ask for assistance at any time while giving up your mobility devices.  No matter what the case may be, when they ask you to walk or otherwise pass through security without it, they do not expect you to continue on without any level of assistance. You can ask for a hand, a shoulder, an arm to lean on, whatever you need. You can also ask for assistance with loading your travel mobility aid into the x-ray, and they will come to help you.

3) Prosthetics have a whole other set of rules. Under no circumstances are you required to detach prosthetic limbs or other equipment, but you must be aware that security will be physically touching and laying hands on your prosthetics in order to clear them through security. Under no circumstances are you required to offer your prosthetics for inspection, but must be aware that you are subject to the whims of security, and should be prepared to be pulled aside and inspected physically.

4) Airlines may have different rules once you pass security. In some cases, your mobility aids may need to be checked as baggage (usually they are reasonable about this, though) and, for example, the airline may provide you with a replacement until your travel cane is returned to you. Have no worries, they are usually adjustable-height canes, so you will be able to extend it to suit your needs.

No matter what, just remember that the security checks are for all of our protection. And if you have more questions, consult the TSA and the airlines personally before travelling. It is also advisable to have a sturdy piece that is reserved specifically for travel, your own personal travel walking stick, so that you are always prepared. If you have one, you will become familiar with the procedure of folding it up, placing it on the x-ray machine, making it through the body scanners and having it returned to you. Also, if you know your travel cane has passed security before, you can be almost certain that it will again.

And finally, it is most important to remember that you must comply with the security personnel. Otherwise your vacation can be cut very short!! Happy travels!

Walking Cane Company Sells great folding walking cane for travel.

Here is a link to the TSA website Concerning Assistive Devices and Mobility Aids

Source: Hotels Fairy

White Cane Safety Day October 15th – The History of the White Cane

The following short history of the white cane was written by Philip Strong. Phil was an advocate at the ACB office for pedestrian safety.

White Cane Safety Day October 15th
White Cane Safety Day October 15th

The white cane is not just a tool that can be used to achieve independence; it is also a symbol of the blind citizens in our society. To honor the many achievements of blind and visually impaired Americans and to recognize the white cane’s significance in advancing independence, we observe October 15th of each year as “White Cane Safety Day.” Today, the white cane works both, as a tool for the blind as well as a symbol, but this has not always been the case.

Throughout history, the cane, staff, and stick have existed as traveling aids for the blind and visually impaired. Dating back to biblical times records show that a shepherd’s staff was used as a tool for solitary travel. The blind used such tools to alert them to obstacles in their path. For centuries, the “cane” was used merely as a tool for travel and it was not until the twentieth century that the cane, as we know it today, was promoted for use by the blind as a symbol to alert others to the fact that an individual was blind.

This new role for the white cane had its origins in the decades between the two World Wars, beginning in Europe and then spreading to North America. James Biggs of Bristol claimed to have invented the white cane in 1921. After an accident claimed his sight, the artist had to readjust to his environment. Feeling threatened by increased motor vehicle traffic around his home, Biggs decided to paint his walking stick white to make himself more visible to motorists. It was not until ten years later that the white cane established its presence in society. In February, 1931, Guilly d’Herbemont launched a scheme for a national white stick movement for blind people in France. The campaign was reported in British newspapers leading to a similar scheme being sponsored by rotary clubs throughout the United Kingdom. In May 1931 the BBC suggested in its radio broadcasts that blind individuals might be provided with a white stick, which would become universally recognized as a symbol indicating that somebody was blind or visually impaired.

In North America the introduction of the white cane has been attributed to the Lion’s Clubs International. In 1930, a Lion’s Club member watched as a blind man attempted to make his way across a busy street using a black cane. With the realization that the black cane was barely visible to motorists, the Lion’s Club decided to paint the cane white to increase its visibility to oncoming motorists. In 1931, the Lion’s Club International began a national program promoting the use of white canes for persons who are blind Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, blind persons had walked with their canes held diagonally in a fixed position, and the role of the white cane took on a symbolic role as an identifier.

But when the blind veterans of World War II returned to America, the form and the use of the white cane was further altered in an attempt to help return veterans to participatory lifestyles at home. Doctor Richard Hoover developed the “long cane” or “Hoover” method of cane travel. These white canes are designed to be used as mobility devices and returned the cane to its original role as a tool for mobility, but maintained the symbolic role as an identifier of blind independence. During this period, the white cane began to make its way into government policy as a symbol for the blind.

White Cane Safety Day October 15th
White Cane Safety Day October 15th

The first special White Cane Ordinance was passed in December 1930 in Peoria, Illinois. It granted blind pedestrians protections and the right-of-way while carrying a white cane. In 1935, Michigan began promoting the white cane as a visible symbol for the blind. On February 25, 1936, an ordinance was passed by the City of Detroit recognizing the white cane. To promote the new ordinance, a demonstration was held at City Hall where the blind and visually impaired people were presented with white canes. The following year, Donald Schuur wrote the provision of a bill and had it proposed in the Michigan State Legislature. The proposal gave the carrier of the White Cane protection while traveling on the streets of Michigan. Governor Frank Murphy signed the bill into law in March, 1937.

During the early 1960’s, several state organizations and rehabilitation agencies serving the blind and visually impaired citizens of the United States urged Congress to proclaim October 15th of each year to be White Cane Safety Day in all fifty states. This event marked a climatic moment in the long campaign of the organized blind movement to gain state as well as national recognition for the white cane. On October 6, 1964, a joint resolution of the Congress, HR 753, was signed into law authorizing the President of The United States of America to proclaim October 15th of each year as “White Cane Safety Day.” The resolution read, “Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives that the President is hereby authorized to issue annually a proclamation designating October 15th as White Cane Safety Day and calling upon the people of the United States of America to observe such a day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.” Within hours of passage of the congressional resolution, President Lyndon B. Johnson went down in history as the first to proclaim October 15th as White Cane Safety Day.

The Presidential proclamation emphasized the significance of the use of the white cane as both a tool and as a visible symbol. In the first White Cane Proclamation President Johnson commended blind people for the growing spirit of independence and the increased determination to be self-reliant and dignified. He said in part: “A white cane in our society has become one of the symbols of a blind person’s ability to come and go on his own. Its use has promoted courtesy and opportunity for mobility of the blind on our streets and highways.”

During most years since 1964, the President has proclaimed October 15th as White Cane Safety Day. On October 15, 2000, President Bill Clinton again reminded us of the history of the white cane as a tool, and its purpose as a symbol of blindness: “With proper training, people using the white cane can enjoy greater mobility and safety by determining the location of curbs, steps, uneven pavement, and other physical obstacles in their path. The white cane has given them the freedom to travel independently to their schools and workplaces and to participate more fully in the life of their communities. It reminds us that the only barriers against people with disabilities are discriminatory attitudes and practices that our society has too often placed in their way. As we observe White Cane Safety Day, 2001, let us recall the history of the white cane, its emergence as a tool and a symbol through history; a staff of independence. Let us also recall the events that have permitted us to celebrate October 15th as White Cane Safety Day.

Philip Strong

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Walking Canes and Walking Sticks in literature

Walking sticks in songs, poetry and literature. Famous walking stick quotations.
Walking sticks in songs, poetry and literature. Famous walking stick quotations.

Walking Canes in literature – you’ll find walking sticks and walking canes dotted around literature all over the place:

“The crummack she loved so much was a hazel stick, long and slender, with a sheep’s-horn handle; it was uncarved and smooth with years of use, curling elegantly back upon her hand. It became a permanent extension of her arm and her eye. It was everything to her, as is a bow to a violinist, and with it she played out the intricate harmonies of her land. It was prop and an extra limb; it was a probe and measure of ground. It lent her authority over her beasts, eased her over fences and ditches, and steadied her gaze. Its smooth comfort caressed the folds of her hand.”
– from Song of the Rolling Earth by Sir John Lister-Kaye

“The best, the most exquisite, automobile is a walking stick; and one of the finest things in life is going on a journey with it.”
Robert Coates

“Nothing remains from that first day in Germany but a confused memory of woods and snow and sparse villages in the dim Westphalian landscape and pale sunbeams dulled by clouds. The first landmark is the little town of Goch, which I reached by nightfall; and here, in a little tobacconist’s shop, the mist begins to clear. Buying cigarettes went without a hitch, but when the shopkeeper said, “Wollen Sie eninen Stocknagel?”, I was all at sea. From a neat row of them in a drawer, he picked a little curved aluminium placque about an inch long with a view of the town and its name stamped in relief. It cost a pfennig, he said. Taking my stick, he inserted a tack in the hole at each end of the little medallion and nailed it on. Every town in Germany has its own and when I lost the stick a month later, already barnacled with twenty-seven of these plaques, it flashed like a silver wand.”
A Time of Gifts, Patrick Leigh Fermor

“Big Jim was no one’s fool, he owned the town’s only diamond mine,
He made his usual entrance, looking so dandy and so fine,
With his body guards and silver cane and every hair in place,
He took whatever he wanted to and he laid it all to waste.”
Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts, Bob Dillon

“Take away my high hats
Take away my favorite tie
Take away my white spats
I’ll still get by
But my walking stick
You simply must let that be
I mean you can’t take that away from me:
Without my walking stick, I’d go insane
Can’t look my best, I’d feel undressed without my cane.”
from My Walking Stick, song by Irving Berlin

“Beware the man who will not engage in idle conversation; he is planning to steal your walking stick.”
William Emerson

“Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table. I stood upon the hearth-rug and picked up the stick which our visitor had left behind him the night before. It was a fine, thick piece of wood, bulbous-headed, of the sort which is known as a “Penang lawyer.” Just under the head was a broad silver band nearly an inch across. “To James Mortimer, M.R.C.S., from his friends of the C.C.H.,” was engraved upon it, with the date “1884.” It was just such a stick as the old-fashioned family practitioner used to carry, dignified, solid, and reassuring.”
opening paragraph, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“When you have no companion, look to your walking stick.”
Albanian proverb

“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”
Theodore Roosevelt, quoting a West African proverb.