Classic Canes - Folding Adjustable Crook Handle

€34,00
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Classic Canes - Folding Adjustable Crook Handle

A traditional folding stick with a crook handle.  The strong and light black aluminium shaft is height adjustable in 2.5cm increments from 83 to 92cm (32.5"-36").  The crook handle is hardwood, painted black. 

Overall length when folded is 33cm approx (13").    

Fitted with a rubber ferrule and smart metal collar.  Ferrule diameter 19mm.  

Item weight is 370g.

The Crook

A very traditional style, extremely fashionable in Victorian and Edwardian times (19th & early 20th centuries). The crook, which may be held in either hand with the stick facing either forwards or backwards, offers good everyday support and may be hung over the user’s arm when not in use.

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.