Custom Walking Cane Stick Hiking Ball Top Knob Twist bubinga Zebrawood Steampunk Defense Club

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Project by Mark A. DeCou posted 10-10-2012 02:28 PM 11123 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#1 posted 10-10-2012 08:32 PM

how do you do that, the twist in the stick…that just looks like to much work…if you dont want to reveal your method here, please send me a pm mark..i would really like to know…...the whole stick is beautiful…you sure do fine work mark

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#2 posted 10-10-2012 09:53 PM

Mark: A great looking walking stick. Nice build. Looks like you are putting your Legacy to work.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 10-10-2012 09:55 PM

Beautiful walking stick. I could seee a hobbit in the forest with this too!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#4 posted 10-11-2012 03:52 AM

Another super handsome cane !

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#5 posted 10-23-2012 04:46 AM


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#6 posted 12-14-2012 01:44 AM

very nice cane . wood love to have one

-- jrm123

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