There are 9 review(s) for Knob Root Cane
by David Zeuch, Albuquerque, NM – 24th May 2016
My cane arrived promptly. It was cut to the length that I requested, and has a bottom end that is at least 1" in diameter, also as I requested. It appears to be sturdy and serviceable for use as a cane. However, I had asked for hickory or oak, if possible. Evidently, though I am no hardwood expert, that request could not be satisfied. At least, it doesn't look like any hickory or oak that I have ever been told to be such. (But what do I know? I'm a geologist.) The handle is serviceably shaped and shows some nice "figure," but also some remaining "tool marks" that, I suppose, will probably disappear either with use or application of some 0000 steel wool. Most disappointing, however, is the lacquered (?) bark left on the remainder of the cane. It is an undistinguished gray-green, and covered with myriad little (1-2mm) oval "blisters" that run perpendicular to the cane's length. (Certainly not at all like the nicely lacquered finish shown in the pictures on the web page.) That's probably a hint as to what type of hardwood this is, but I guess that I will never know as the enclosed literature offered no explanation. I will use this cane, but I certainly won't enjoy it to the extent that I enjoy the distinctive oaken walking sticks that I ordered from Brazos Walking Sticks some years ago. As I said, "Serviceable, but undistinguished..."
by Tom Fare – 22nd Apr 2016
I needed a stick intermediate between a longer staff and a cane, and this fills the bill perfectly. Solid, good feel. I recommend it highly.
by MAP – 4th Jun 2015
Good example of the free form look. It's a straight as it needs to be for a good walking cane, while having enough deviations for that homemade rustic look. My first impression was that it's heavier than it actually turned out to be. Brazos trimmed it a couple of inches to be the right length for me, and it only weighs 13 ⅝ oz., but it's so thick and solid looking that you get the impression it must be more. With that solid looking shaft and the impressive thick knob on the end, this might look a bit too much like a weapon for some situations where people are paranoid about such things; luckily I've got some other canes as well.
by Mark – 26th Mar 2015
Had been looking for a walking stick for a while as we moved to an area with coyotes and wanted something for protection if needed. This stick is great, has a large knob handle and I ordered an inlaid Star which adds a nice touch. I kind of wish the stick was a little straighter (it kind of bends up towards the handle) but I understand it's a natural product so they come like that. Very good service and shipping. thank you!
by Your Name – 16th Feb 2015
The root knob is very noble and distinctive, similar to an Irish Shillelagh (club). It is lightweight yet solid and strong. Well made, this 40 inch stick is perfect for me at 5'10''. The smooth knob is fine and my grip upon it is firm. If necessary, I can swing the knob-end at any man-eating squirrel or wild Sasquatch. Simply put, I like it.
by RandyM – 20th Oct 2014
Exactly what I wanted in a distinctive walking cane. And it shipped very quickly.
by Bill Otis – 13th Oct 2014
This was a very nice cane to add to my collection. It's very sturdy as well as attractive so I've made it my go to cane for use around the ranch unless I'm using my Gardner's Stick.
by Charles Warner – 2nd Oct 2014
I love this cane, its natural beauty and charm adds warmth to my home.
by Jerry G. Conroe, TX. – 21st Aug 2014
Just love tjis one. Both a collector and user by necessity to ease back pain during daily walks. The knob top is the best. Perfect fit to hand. Smooth. Solid. Great feel. Great look. Couple the quality with the service, ease of purchase and speed of shipping and we'll you have a customer for life!
One word probably describes these canes the best: character. Our stick makers harvest these natural root creations from accessible roots of various hardwood trees using renewable, eco-friendly techniques. The hardwoods vary, but are often times sumac, hawthorne, or something similar. Each piece is different from the next, and our skilled craftsmen take care to make sure that each walking cane is properly sanded, smoothed, and protected with a clear coat of lacquer. The lacquer helps to bring out the wood’s intrinsic beauty and transforms a mere root into something you’ll be proud to call your own. The final result, as you can see, is a cane that only nature itself could fashion, and it's perfect for just about any occasion where a sturdy walking companion is preferred. All of our walking sticks and walking canes are handcrafted by our own craftsmen in Texas (Made in the USA!) using only the finest time-tested methods and woodworking tools.
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