Classic Canes - Atlas Fischer Adjustable Canes

€65,50
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Classic Cane - Atlas Fischer Adjustable Canes

A height-adjustable orthopaedic cane designed for the heavier person.  The contoured 'Fischer' handle is very supportive and often of great benefit to sufferers of hand problems such as arthritis and rheumatism.

The maximum user weight is 225kg (approximately 34 stone / 495 lbs) when the cane is used normally. Walking sticks should not be used in lieu of crutches or walking frames if these would be more appropriate.  Medical advice should be sought if necessary.

Manufactured from stainless steel, it is adjustable between 82 and 105cm (approximately 32"-41") and is fitted with a non-slip rubber ferrule.  Ferrule diameter 19mm. 

Item weight is 820g.

The Fischer Handle

The Fischer handle was designed by the renowned Austrian arthritis specialist, Dr Fischer. Its contoured shape is of great benefit to many sufferers of arthritis, rheumatism and other hand problems because it is easily grasped and it spreads the user’s weight across the palm of the hand. It is very comfortable and fits hands of many sizes. Users who need to hold a walking stick in their hand for long periods often find this style less tiring to use. Available in left and right-hand models, the Fischer handle has to be held to appreciate its great value.

About Classic Canes

Classic Canes grows rustic walking sticks in its Somerset woodland using the centuries-old forestry technique of coppicing. 

Native British hardwoods such as ash, hazel and blackthorn are cut off to a height of approximately 120cm from the ground.  New shoots result and take three to four years to grow to the correct diameter for walking sticks such as hiking staffs, thumbsticks and knobsticks. 

The wood is harvested in the winter when the sap is down in the trees, before being dried for at least a year to remove the moisture from the wood. 

The sticks are then steamed and straightened before being hand sanded, varnished and fitted with ferrules to become finished walking sticks. Each one is unique.
 
Coppicing has many ecological benefits.  The wood constantly renews itself so there is no need for clear felling or replanting.  The system allows light to reach the forest floor, encouraging native wildflowers and the fauna that depend on them.