|Project by mmh||posted 11-07-2010 07:47 AM||3150 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a big tall cane made by my husband, Michael and is suitable for a person over 6 ft tall and over 300 lbs. The cane user who is taller than 5’8” and weighs over 250 lbs. is not readily recognized for their needs, thus, the purpose of our canes is to provide ample support for those who need to use a cane taking in consideration their individual needs for hand size, shape or other issues such as arthritis or Carpel Tunnel Syndrome along with the users height and their weight. Each person uses a cane differently and this is also taken into consideration when designing a custom cane that will provide as much comfort and stability with a sense of style.
The hand is a complicated form that can take on many shapes so we don’t like to rush making our handles to make sure they are comfortable to support a grip of many angles and endure one’s weight upon the hand to help eliminate pinching or inadequate surfaces to hold on to. Also, custom jobs demand more patience to complete when trying to work with an individual’s needs.
When we buy shoes we make sure our toes, arches, heels, etc. are taken into consideration for fit and comfort. Our hands are as individual as our feet, yet very little is considered in their measurement and shape.
This cane has a Harrison style handle that has been designed to give a comfortable, firm grip with a finger catch to prevent the user’s hand from slipping off and give better leverage to swing the cane out when walking. The exposed tenon gives superior strength to the connection of the handle and collar piece and the shaft is also constructed for superior strength using solid hardwoods.
The handle is made from Cocobolo showing a very nice grain that is matched with a Purpleheart collar piece attached to a solid Padauk lower shaft. A small Cocobolo accent collar repeats the beautiful grain of the handle and gives a nice resting place/finger catch along the shaft. The purpleheart tenon is anchored with a wedge of Brazlian Ebony.
The handle is approximately 7.5”- 8” long, the cane is some 40+” tall and will be cut to suit the owner.
For more information on our canes visit: Big Stick Canes
Comments and inquiries welcome.
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