May 032013
 

I was once asked to build a custom walking cane, but this fellow had a most unusual request, he had a hip replacement done and was able to keep his ball part from the surgery and was wanting me to mount that to be used as a walking cane handle, I thought about it for a second and turned down the job mentioning I didn’t want to handle anyone’s bones plus the idea just grosses me out. In retrospect he would have been able to get a few more miles out of it.

Custom walking canes is one of my specialties; over the past 13 years I built several hundred, below are some of my recent examples with brief description. Maybe you have an idea for a custom walking cane or stick, had a recent surgery and a few left over parts, I promise I won’t pass up the next chance. Give me a call and we can talk about what you like and you might be surprised with what we can come up with. We also sell walking cane accessories to complete your walking cane.
Scott Prevost
Walking Cane Company
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Sterling Silver walking cane

Customized Formal walking cane features a hand engraved sterling silver band with initials, a custom sterling silver tip and our model 762 Men’s Sterling Silver Cap Doc Holiday Walking Cane on Ebony Shaft. All of our formal walking canes can be customized to fit your needs.

Bronze Sculpture of a Mountain Lion mounted on a Black Walnut wood shaft, there was 15 in this series we did for a guy out of New York who commissioned by a University to give out to the staff.

Ivory Walking Canes

A customer of mine purchased these two antique Ivory walking canes from an auction site, as usual the shafts were old and non-functioning so I replaced them. The Scull was mounted on a simple stick and really looked like it did not belong there, so I did an interesting mount which also helps prevent damage to the scull by giving it plenty of support.

Ankh Walking Cane

Ankh symbol mounted on a 48” shaft for an uppity men’s organization, the Ankh was made from black walnut wood and the shaft is black stained beechwood. You must be somebody special when you’re carrying one of these.

Sterling silver hand holding a microphone

Sterling Silver Hand holding a microphone was created for a for a an artist who specialized in Rap music and wanted something flashy to take to the Grammy Awards, I think we managed to get him noticed.

Multi Piece Walking Cane

One of my favorite projects is multi piece walking cane, they break down for easy storage in luggage. This cane features a Monte Carlo Walking Cane with a sterling silver hammered ring and brass walking cane tip.

sports themed walking canes

I have made many sports themed walking canes here an example of one I did for a Minnesota Vikings Fan. Using a billiard ball and mounting it to a painted wood shaft and a silver plated accent ring.

custom deer antler walking cane

This deer antler walking cane wasn’t made for anyone I just had this antler and was wanting to do something with it so I came up with this idea. The deer antler was capped off at both ends with ebony wood with a steel rod for strength; I used a brass transition to an ebony shaft which I think turned out very well. Eventually an Attorney Spokane, WA bought this cane for this collection.

 

Nov 202012
 

Ergonomic cherry scorched derby handle mounted on genuine blackthorn shaft from Ireland. This Blackthorn walking cane is absolutely an exceptional piece. These blackthorn walking sticks are in very limited supply so don’t miss your chance to get one now. Priced at $87.00 and Free Shipping also makes this blackthorn walking cane great value. Get your Blackthorn Walking Stick Here.

Aug 232011
 
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.

May 112011
 
New walking Cane Design With Black Walnut and ebony wood

The Patriot Walking Cane

The Patriot Walking Cane

 All new design featuring brass and an assortment of exotic woods and laminations makes this cane a must have for any collection. The patriot walking cane feature’s Metal and wood working together in balance and style. Good choice for daily use and special occasion and if the need arises self defense this well built walking cane won’t let you down. If you are interested please contact us at the Walking Cane Company

Apr 292011
 

Custom Made Bamboo Walking CaneCustom Made Bamboo Walking Cane 39” Long

From the Website:
Walking Cane Company presents Genuine Bamboo walking canes manufactured in the USA. The difference in our bamboo canes is in the construction. The handle is attached to the shaft with hickory dowel for strength and then epoxy into place, and then we wrap the joint with 20 pound test hemp string which is also glazed in epoxy; this prevents the handle from splitting out the shaft. Then the entire cane is sealed with 4 coats of tinted lacquer to the desired color. We are confident that this bamboo walking cane will outlast any other bamboo walking cane on the market.

Source: Walking Cane Company

This walking cane is not exactly like the one the website, this one has a custom handle actually made from bamboo, the joinery connecting the handle to shaft is made from hickory wood and wrapped in 20 pound test hemp and glazed in epoxy, I leaned on it and no give at all. The cane measures a little over 39” from the bottom of the rubber tip to the top of the handle, the shaft and handle is about 1” in diameter.

Apr 292011
 

Babinga Wood Walking Cane with Brass KnobCustom Made Knob Walking Cane.

This cane is just beautiful, I start from the top down, The polished brass knob handle is a brass hams knob so it not solid brass but it is at least an 1/8 thick , most brass knob cane are solid and make the cane very top heavy. It mounted into Bubinga wood with epoxy, the black ring is goes all the way through and is Gabon Ebony from Africa. The shaft is curly Bubinga wood so it has lighter and darker spots all through the shaft which look just amazing; the finish is teak oil which makes the beautiful grain pattern in this cane just pop out.  The cane measures 40 ½” from the top of the handle to the bottom of the rubber tip the shaft at the widest part is 1” and tapers down to ¾” at the tip which includes a never-slip ruber tip. The brass knob measures 2’ across so it a real good size for comfort.

I am the owner of the Walking Cane Company and I made this cane for my personal collection since I didn’t have a good source for the hams knob so this design never went into production, nor has another one ever been made like it, so this is truly one-of-a-kind cane.