We can see from history that walking canes were made at first for practical purpose and after as a fashion accessory. And because of this there are some traditional walking sticks and canes that came to us from that time.
Traditional walking sticks and canes
Before entering the niche of fashionable accessories and trendsetters, before scorching the ramps, canes were more humble, purely functional. These canes are now referred to as traditional canes. The only element of fashion was the elaborate handle, which was often made from exotic materials like ivory, beaded glass, and premium hides/leathers. Traditional walking sticks weren’t too strict about the dimensions, being largely handmade as per the customer’s preferences.
Traditional walking sticks and canes are those that have such handles:
- Hiking stick
There things that never lose their actuality. This is about canes with derby handle. The users weight is placed a little more over the shaft, resulting in better stability and since the handle is often made separate from the shaft, it can be done with different materials and designs and then joined to a variety of cane shafts.
This is very classic and traditional handle of walking cane. One of the first canes ever made. Many people love this cane handle because it is very convenient to hook onto arms, chair backs, door knobs etc. For others, the crook walking cane enables them to use it as a way to walk with an even gait. The rounded handle allows for a natural swing which helps the user to walk with a rhythmic pace. A crook handle is also one of the stronger canes as it is usually made from one piece of wood with a natural hook or a steamed hook shape. This cane usually made in roustic style, but now there many examples of walking canes with crook handles in other styles.
Hiking stick is also traditional type of canes. But this one is without handle. It is created to halp in long walking. There are many variations today in different materials.
We also love traditional things! And we have many different and wonderful designs for you in our shop!