Tall Big Cane #096: Rosewood, Jatoba & Red Osage Orange

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Project by mmh posted 09-30-2010 05:54 AM 3157 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#1 posted 09-30-2010 06:02 AM

I am 6’ 4” tall

220 pounds plus

I would love a cane I could lean on that looks just like that one. and rest half a century if but for one minute.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 09-30-2010 06:11 AM

I like this one!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 09-30-2010 06:22 AM

Great colors and design. Truly a cane with style!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 09-30-2010 09:22 AM

I like it. That osage is really a beutiful wood and really makes the handle pop.

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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#5 posted 09-30-2010 12:36 PM

Your anthem should be “Osage Can You See.” :)

-- 温故知新

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#6 posted 09-30-2010 01:23 PM

Getting your husband involved in the family business.

A great looking cane.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 09-30-2010 02:28 PM

Beautiful cane Meilie, I’m am sorry I haven’t gotten back to you, maybe I’ll surprise you here shortly. That cane is really gorgeous. All of your canes are so. mike

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

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#8 posted 09-30-2010 02:51 PM

I really like how the shaft meets the handle – nice job !

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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#9 posted 10-02-2010 07:03 AM

Gorgeous, Meilie!!

The staff to handle transition in really interesting and the exposed wedge provides a neat focal point!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 10-02-2010 02:47 PM

Nice departure. When I first saw the cane handle I knew it was you but then the cane shaft made me second guess. I like it. I’ve worked the Osage (hedge apple) and it is a very tough wood so I would suspect it will hold up well under any weight. Are the initials carved or burned?... either way, I can never get them to look like that.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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