|Project by mmh||posted 07-01-2010 07:40 AM||2768 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
This is a left handed reverse handled cane. This cane was commissioned by a tall gentleman who wanted a lighter, sportier cane than the previous one made for him Cane #073 , so he could take walks and have a longer stride with a faster pace. He liked my reverse handle design Cane #059 that allowed one to use the handle in the opposite direction and you can lean your wrist or forearm on the short end, giving more support while putting less stress on your wrist. The idea is to hold the long end of the handle forward and swing out the cane shaft so it kicks forward along with your stride keeping time with your pace. This is for a more mobile person that is able to balance themselves at a moderate or faster pace, also making you use more of your core muscles for balance.
The handle is 9.5 inches long made of Texas Ebony. This piece of wood has some wonderful grain despite the numerous worm holes. I decided to use this wormy piece because it was still quite stable and I filled the holes with epoxied ebony dust and I liked the rustic, rugged character of the wood, thinking it appropriate for a sport cane that would be knocked around more than the usual cane. The wood was chosen for it’s durability and matched with a Red Osage Orange shaft and collar for strength and flexibility. The Red Osage is a natural discoloration of Osage Orange when a tree that has falllen is left in contact with the soil and somehow discolors through fungus, bacteria or minerals penetrating the wood with moisture. It creates a subtle wash of red tones among the bright yellow/orange wood. Eventually the bright yellow of the osage will oxidize to a caramel brown, but the lighter grains will still show as a two toned wood and the red tint will also show a darker reddish tone.
The cane stands 37” tall, bottom tip diameter is 1inch. Handle is 9.5” long x 2” high x 1.5” thick, weight is approximately 3 lbs.
Comments and inquires welcome. For more information on my work visit: www.bigstickcanes.com
NOTE: This cane has been stolen from my client’s car. If you see this or know of it’s where abouts, please contact me so the proper action can be taken. firstname.lastname@example.org
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