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I once saw an old farmer that had attached a closed grip crosscut saw handle to a dowel rod and used it as a cane. I thought about that recently when I was considering making some canes. The various types of saw handles have remained unchanged for hundreds of years. Even the current crop of modern hand saws have made an attempt (althought poor at best) to duplicate the ergonomically proven designs of 50 years ago and before.

After researching the old designs and their suitability as cane handles, I modified an open grip version of an old English keyhole saw. It places the weight over the shaft and allows two types of grips. The handle design remains the same with wheat carving. The materials and spacer configuration varies. The handles, spacers and shaft are secured with a ¼" x 5 ½" steel rod. Woods are globally sourced. Tips are brass and steel.

When ordering, specify length from top of palm grip to tip.* Canes cut less than 36" are non-refundable.

Cane measuring procedure: Stand with your arm at your side, bent at the elbow 30 degrees. Have someone measure from the floor to the joint of your thumb and wrist. This should be the length of the cane from the tip to the top of the palm grip.

C-3 Cane

Walnut and maple burl shaft with black and white spacers. Walnut handle with brass medallion.

Finish Three coats of spar varnish. Carnauba wax
Length 41 1/2"
Width 6" handle tip to tip.
Misc Measurement 7/8" shaft tapered to 3/4"
Weight 15 ounces

Price: $200 + $13 Shipping

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C-4 Cane

Walnut and purple heart shaft with black and white spacers. Walnut handle with brass medallion.

Finish Three coast of spar varnish. Carnauba wax.
Length 41 1/2"
Width 6" handle tip to tip
Misc Measurement 7/8" shaft tapered to 3/4"
Weight 14 ounce

Price: $200 + $13 Shipping

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C-5 Cane

Cherry and maple burl shaft. Black and white spacers. Hard maple handle. Brass medallion.

Finish Three coats of spar varnish. Carnauba wax
Length 41 1/2"
Width 6" handle tip to tip
Misc Measurement 7/8" shaft tapered to 3/4"
Weight 15 ounces

Price: $200 + $13 Shipping

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C-7 Cane

Hard maple and maple burl shaft. Black and white spacers. Granadillo handle with brass medallion.

Finish Three coats of spar varnish. Carnauba wax
Length 41 1/2"
Width 6" handle tip to tip
Misc Measurement 7/8" shaft tapered to 3/4"
Weight 1 lb, 4 ounces

Price: $200 + $13 Shipping

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C-9 Cane

Teak and maple burl shaft. Black and whtie spacers. Paduk handle with brass medallion.

Finish Three coats of teak oil. Carnauba wax.
Length 41 1/2"
Width 6" handle tip to tip
Misc Measurement 7/8" shaft tapered to 3/4"
Weight 1 lb, 1 ounce

Price: $200 + $13 Shipping

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C-6 Cane

Hard maple and maple burl shaft. Black and white spacers, Hard maple handle with brass medallion.

Finish Three coats of spar varnish. Carnauba wax.
Length 41 1/2"
Width 6" handle tip to tip
Misc Measurement 7/8" shaft tapered to 3/4"
Weight 1 lb, 3 ounces

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C-10 Cane

Mahogany and ironwood shaft with black and white spacers and jatoba handle with brass medallion.

Finish Three coats of Watco teak oil. Carnuba wax.
Length 41 1/2"
Width 6" handle tip to tip
Misc Measurement 7/8" shaft tapered to 3/4"
Weight 1 lb

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