|Project by mmh||posted 09-30-2010 05:54 AM||2758 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
This is an extra tall and big handled cane that my husband custom designed for a gentleman who is over 6 ft. tall and needed a substantial cane that gave him ample support. The handle is one of our favorite original creations done in the Harrison style. It allows for a comfortable grip and has a large finger catch so your hand does not slip off the end. This also allows for extra leverage and control to swing the cane forward when walking.
The handle is made from Rosewood that has a beautiful reddish brown grain with a yellow undertone. This matched the Red Osage Orange quite nicely. I like to use Osage Orange for canes that need to support one’s full weight, as it’s very hard, dense and flexible enough that it would not readily crack as some other hard but coarse grained woods may do under extreme stress. The American Indians have used Osage Orange for their bows due to the flexible nature of this wood. The Red Osage Orange is colored from a natural occurrence from a felled tree being in contact with the soil and over a period of time, it may absorb minerals or other organics that darken the otherwise vivid yellow wood. Over time, the Osage will eventually oxidize and the growth rings will show two tones of caramel and gold, giving the piece even more character. The exposed tenon is wedged with Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry).
Comments and inquiries welcome.
For more information on our canes visit: Big Stick Canes
You can contact me to have a custom cane made or visit: “Canes available for sale“
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