|Project by mmh||posted 08-22-2009 05:06 AM||3270 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
This is an extra large handle measuring 8.5” long and approximately 1.25” thick at the thinnest diameter. The handle is made from extremely fine quality of Manzanita Burl that is very dense and has a beautiful swirl of grain. This burl is much superior to the previous Manzanita I have used as it is quite solid and does not have the multiple cracks and voids which have to be filled to stabilize. The collar and dowel plugs are Ebony and the shaft is Osage Orange, a very sturdy wood that can handle a lot of stress, as it will bend before it will break. Osage Orange has been used for making bows by the native American indians. The shaft is approximately 1.25+” thick on the upper area and 1” at the bottom diameter, made for a very tall and hefty person.
The handle is extra long and made to use backwards, so that the long end faces away from you, thus the short end supports your wrist and your weight is over the shaft, not along the length of the handle. It may look awkward, but it is a very comfortable and sturdy way to use this cane.
Comments and inquiries are welcome. For more of my work please visit: http://www.bigstickcanes.com .
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