Whitetail Deer Antler Walking Cane Handle with Silversmithing Work

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Blog entry by Mark A. DeCou posted 05-29-2008 09:07 AM 9780 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a walking Cane handle that I am working on for a commissioned cane. The Antler has an end cap done in Fine-Silver, a technique I developed in the silversmithing classes I took this Spring.

Thanks for looking,
Mark DeCou

(All photos shown are protected by copyright 2008 by M.A. DeCou, the author who reserves all rights and priviledges.)

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#1 posted 05-29-2008 10:03 AM

Incredible workmanship!
What will the cane be made of?
Is that a coin you inlaid into the silver?

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#2 posted 05-29-2008 10:48 AM


I can see that you are having fun with this. It is rejuvenating to add a new technique and the novelty of it keeps the adrenaline pumping. These look good and, with your creativity, it is going to be interesting to see where silversmithing is going to take you.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 05-29-2008 11:56 AM

Nice once again!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#4 posted 05-29-2008 12:09 PM

Very nice Mark. It seems nice seeing you post again. Beautiful cane head. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 07-26-2008 03:58 AM

I would love to see the silversmithing in action. I just love the look. When I ever need a cane made, I’m coming to you for a custom fit. Your canes say more about your passion than just another project. You have an eye for that special look, “Custom”. Thanks for your posts. They inspire and encourage.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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