Two great examples of custom walking canes based on the Batman Movie series. My customers found a few options on the internet that are closer to the actual movie props but were not rated for weight bearing medical devices. Turns out I already made cane a walking cane similar to what they wanted which I call the “Why Not Walk Walking Cane” So we added a ball and changed the colors.
If you’re looking for a custom walking cane and looking for some ideas here is a few custom walking canes I have made in the past to give you some ideas and look at some past articles on this blog I generally post them here also.
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.
Custom Walking Cane Parts and Supplies For Antique Walking Canes
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wow! Express yourself with this Derby Style Walking Cane. Available in six bright color choices in men’s and women’s sizes, featuring Red Oak derby style handle, brass ring and a maple shaft stained in your favorite color. Made in the USA by the Walking Cane Company assures these walking canes are quality made and will last a long time to come.
ME: Please explain to me again what color you want your cane to be?
Customer: I want a bright green walking cane; I wear a lot of green and think it will go well.
Me: I have actually been thinking about a line of walking canes in bright color so this can be the first one.
After a lengthy conversation with my customer here is what we came up with, a natural red oak handle with a bright green shaft and brass ring. The stain is actually a dye which soaks into the wood and does not sit on top of it like paint, which makes it a very durable finish with nothing to chip off. This green walking cane is the first in a series (yet to be named) of primary colors; the other colors will be red, blue, yellow, orange, purple and black.
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.
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
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 in both conventional and IMAX theaters.
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.
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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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?
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.