|Project by Mark A. DeCou||posted 10-10-2012 02:28 PM||3722 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
Custom Walking Cane:
> Ball Knob Walking Cane
> Height: 37.25”
> Ball Knob: African Zebrawood with Abalone Shell Inlay
> Serial Number: #2012-05
> Decorative Rings: Curly Maple, Composite Turquoise, Cocobola, Curly Maple, vulcanized rubber
> Shaft: Figured Bubinga, uncoiling ribbon style twist
> Tip: Brass Ferule with replaceable rubber tip.
> Finish: satin lacquer
This Walking Cane is FOR SALE in my Etsy.Com Store
Back late last year, a guy asked me to make an interesting cane for his father. They both came out to the shop and we talked about styles and wood, and details. I made his twisted cane in Figured Bubinga with a Deer Antler Handle. I posted that cane awhile back, you can click here if you want to see it
During that project, I made up several other canes shafts in a similar style, but never finished them into completed canes. But, this summer, I was trying to clear out some of the extra stuff in my shop so I could turn around again, and I decided to make these cane shafts into different types of canes. One style that has been popular with people that don’t really need a cane to lean one while they walk is the Knob, or Ball Top cane. This type of stick is nice to go walking with, and if a bad fellow, mean dog, or rabid skunk steps out to assault you, you have a head knocker to use right in your hand. I don’t promote violence, only self defense.
thanks for looking,
-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com