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  1. Fancy Wood Cane #027: Quilted Maple & Claro Black Walnut

    This is one of my favorites. I found some really nice quilted maple and decided it needed to be a 3 Dimensional piece to show off the illumination. This was one time the wood really spoke out to me and insisted that it had more potential than as a flat surfaced object. One can spend hours...
  2. Fancy Cane #88: Figured Carpathian Elm, Brazilian Ebony & Sapele

    This handle is made from figured Carpathian Elm which I was fortunate to acquire from a fellow several years ago from Pennsylvania who had salvaged part of the trunk of a tree on the grounds of the University of PA. The grounds keeper was having this tree felled and the wood was destined to...
  3. Extra Large Mens Fancy Cane #058: Manzanita Burl, Ebony & Osage Orange

    This is an extra large handle measuring 8.5" long and approximately 1.25" thick at the thinnest diameter. The handle is made from extremely fine quality of Manzanita Burl that is very dense and has a beautiful swirl of grain. This burl is much superior to the previous Manzanita I have used as...
  4. Custom Fancy Cane #045: Black Walnut Crotch w/ Manzanita & Brazilian Cherry - Larsen Handle

    This is a custom cane that I designed for a client who needs to put most of his weight on the pad of his thumb and palm area of his index and middle fingers. With limited finger use, I also had to make sure there was enough room for his fingers to rest and have enough surface for his palm to...
  5. Custom Fancy Cane #068: Cocobolo, Bloodwood & Brazilian Ebony

    This handle is done in a more traditional Derby style but I've added some heft to give a more comfortable grip. The handle is made from solid Cocobolo, the collars are Bloodwood and Brazilian ebony and the shaft of solid Bloodwood. It's a nice sturdy cane for a tall gentleman. I had a problem...
  6. Fancy Cane #066: Ziricote, Bloodwood, Brazilian Ebony & Macawood

    This is a more formal style of cane with a slender handle and shaft that is still larger than most store bought canes but it is suitable for the small, medium and large hand. The handle is made from Ziricote and tapered to fit the palm comfortably. The collars are of Bloodwood and Brazilian...
  7. Fancy Ladies Cane #057: Manzanita Burl, Black Walnut & Purpleheart

    This is a fancy custom ladies cane made for a smaller hand. The handle is made from extra fancy Manzanita Burl with a Black Walnut collar and a Purpleheart shaft. The Black walnut collar caught the light in such a way that it illuminated it. This was unintentional but the right angle of the...
  8. Custom Fancy Cane #073: Figured Lychee & Padouk

    This cane was made with an extra large handle and an extra thick shaft to match. It is a Harrison style handle that I designed to allow for a comfortable, sturdy grip and a finger catch. This is a left handed version but is still quite comfortable when used with the right hand. The handle is...
  9. Large Tall Fancy Cane #102: Figured Koa, Ziricote & Padauk

    This is a large, tall cane made for the person who wants a cane to feel like it's a substantial piece to hold on to. The handles is 6 3/4" Long x 1.5" Wide x 2" Tall designed for a large and medium sized hand allowing an ample grip. The handle is also shaped to allow the thumb and index finger...
  10. Big Sturdy Cane #109: Arizona Ironwood, Cocobolo, Brazilian Ebony & Sapele

    This cane has a big handle made for someone who wants a sturdy cane to lean a lot of weight on. It fits a medium to large size hand and the handle is designed to use in the reverse direction of traditional canes. The extended curved end faces outward and your palm rests on the flat, wide area...
  11. Fancy Tall Cane #100: T Style - Figured Koa, Texas Ebony, Macawood & Pearls

    This is a large "T" style cane made with a very nicely figured piece of Koa with a tight pattern that shows up well considering the small dimensions of a cane handle. The chatoyance helps illuminate the figuring to look like stripes of a tiger and each angle that it is viewed from changes the...
  12. Custom Tall Large Fancy Wood Cane #043: Texas Ebony & Bloodwood

    This cane was done by my husband with minor assist from myself. The handle is done in the Harrison style, designed to allow an ample grip and support to elevate from a sitting position and sturdiness while walking. It is made for right hand use but is comfortable for ambidextrous use. The...
  13. Custom Tall Cane #142: Figured Macawood, Black Walnut & Cherry

    This is a custom cane made for a client who is 6'1" with a large hand. He likes a large handle and gives me free range as far as design, but I try to make sure that the ergonomics and stability of the cane are primary concerns in design and fabrication. The handle is shaped to allow the thumb...
  14. Custom Tall Cane #144: Macawood, Black Walnut & Cherry [A Gobsmacker of a Cane]

    This is an extra tall, extra LARGE cane made for a client who is 6'4" tall. He originally purchased a cane of a similar shape but it was cut much too short for his stately stature, so I needed to convince him that I could make him a cane suitable for his needs. His original response to my...
  15. Custom Fancy Cane #053: (Extra Large) Manzanita Burl & Black Walnut

    The client wanted a fancy wood version of a cane she currently uses that has a very fat handle that projects a good 7 inches. I tried to match the length and girth of the old cane handle and then proceeded to add more to the size for strength and style. She wanted to place the entire width of...
  16. Big Tall Cane #098: Cocobolo, Purpleheart, Padauk & Brazlian Ebony

    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...
  17. Fancy Cane #046: Madrone Burl, Pink Ivory & Figured Cherry

    This is a large cane handle using Madrone Burl in a more organic shape for a large hand. It is slightly asymetrical and the unique shape gives it a lot of character and still provides comfort. The pattern of the burl is unique and subtle, just as the colors of creamy beige with some pink. I...
  18. Fancy Cane #047: Manzanita Burl , Brazilian Ebony & Black Walnut

    This is a freeform cane handle made of Manzanita Burl. I tried to keep as much of the natural shape of the burl to enhance the form of the handle, yet shaped it to be comfortable and functional. The nature of the Manzanita Burl is unpredictable and full of voids and cracks so I have tried to...
  19. Big Tall Cane #106: Cocobolo, Brazilian Ebony & Honduran Rosewood

    This is a very tall cane for a large hand and can uphold substantial weight. The handle is a Harrison style that has an ample finger catch to allow one a firm grip that will not easily slip off. The exposed tenon gives superior strength to connect the Cocobolo handle and collar/upper shaft...
  20. Fancy Wood Canes

    Well here are a few of the canes I have made. I am designing and creating as I go, letting the wood "talk" to me. I am taking a more sculptural approach to the handles but foremost they MUST be comfortable and practical to hold and use. I believe function should be in tuned with beauty to...
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