Walking stick - Red and Black
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Add some class to your 18th or 19th century inspired wardrobe and make a statement with this vintage inspired decorative walking cane.
Walking sticks originally a tool for the shepherd and traveller to protect against thieves and herd animals developed into a symbol for power and strength, and eventually authority and social prestige.
After the 1600s, canes became a fashionable part of men’s daily attire and later replaced the sword as a dress accessory for the gentleman. Canes were carried, not as a walking aid, but as an ornament to indicate the owner's wealth and status. A gentleman would own a number of canes to be used depending on the situation. A gentleman would carry his most highly decorative opulent cane to the theatre but would most likely take a more subdued cane to work.
Canes continued to be a popular fashion accessory until the 1940 after which the umbrella gradually replaced the walking stick in popularity.
This walking stick is carved from eucalyptus wood with a red and black painted design and varnished for protection. The shaft of the cane has a spiral carved design and the top of the cane a bulb style head. The cane has a rubber tip on the bottom.
The cane measures 91cm in total length.
Due to the length of this item shipping cost are slightly higher. The purchase of multiple canes will provide the best value for shipping.
This item is a fashion accessory and not intended for use as a medical device.