|Project by mmh||posted 09-09-2010 01:28 AM||1936 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a tall cane that was originally designed for a client who holds his cane using only his thumb, index and middle fingers as his last two fingers can not readily open and move without causing great pain. The style is the Larsen handle as posted earlier: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/15491 and this version is ambidextrous as opposed to the original which was custom made for left handed use.
The dip in the handle holds the palm/web of your hand and the thumb and index fingers wrap around the base of the front knob that also cradles and catches your hand so it does not slip forward. You can apply your whole weight on this handle as it has a wide girth for a comfortable grip. The back end tapers and has a shallow finger catch for the baby finger, giving additional balance to your grip as you swing the cane forward while you step.
The handle is made of solid extra fancy Manzanita Burl that has an extremely tight and clean grain. The collar is of Brazilian Ebony and will eventually oxidize to a chocolate brown. The shaft is solid Padauk and shaped in an organic form to follow the design of the handle. The handle measures approximately 6” Long x 3” High x 1.5” Wide. The cane is 37.5” tall and will be cut to suit.
FYI: This cane is designed to be used at a lower height, with your elbow at your side and your forearm forward at a 10-15 degree angle instead of a 45 degree angle as the traditional cane is used.
Comments and inquiries welcome. For more information on my canes visit: www.bigstickcanes.com.
Available for purchase at: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57307299/big-tall-cane-item-089-amboyna-burl
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