While the two terms are used interchangeably among people who have no need to distinguish between them, “walking canes” and “walking sticks” are two different things.
The issue of walking canes vs. walking sticks is an issue mostly regarding their materials and use.
Walking canes are specifically meant to aid a person with an injured or weak leg. A support cane must bear weight, have a comfortable handle, and have a rubber tip on the bottom. These precautions ensure a useful mobility aid.
Canes can be crafted from wood, aluminum, bone, ebony and other sturdy materials.
The word “cane” actually began to substitute the general term “walking stick” during the
1600s, when bamboo, Rattan and other dried reeds began to be used.
Walking sticks, in today’s age, are more like hiking sticks. This is a broader category than support canes, because walking sticks can be almost any height, as they will be used from the side rather than from straight above. They don’t necessarily need to have a comfortable hand and bear a great deal of weight. Most companies that sell walking sticks market them for active purposes such as hiking and other outdoor adventures.
Usually made out of wood, walking sticks reflect the natural, woodsy feel of a wilderness hike.
The natural look of our blackthorn canes is hard to beat! With a high quality taper, handsome and characteristic knots, sleek handle and overall great structure, you will be glad to have one of these blackthorn canes. Firm and sturdily built to support you in your everyday needs, blackthorn canes are made from the hardwood that is most popular for cane shafts
Blackthorn Walking Canes
Made with the beautiful hardwood most popular for cane shafts, our blackthorn walking canes are high quality and sturdy. Enjoy the support that you receive with each step. Our blackthorn walking canes are sleek and stylish, with a classy air that will evoke compliments everywhere you go!
It is a hassle to get your cane off of the floor after it has slid from a standing position. While sitting at the table, though, you cannot keep a hand on it at all times. And that is when a cane holder comes in handy! We have a cane holder selection to help you secure your cane to any table while you sit and eat, visit, or read the morning paper! Relax and don’t worry about that troublesome cane getting in anyone’s way—the cane holder will keep it still!
You will appreciate the convenience of having a cane stand nearby! When you walk in the door, sit down at the table, or go to bed, our cane stand will be there to hold your cane in an easily accessible position until you need it again! Choose a stylish and well made cane stand from our impressive collection.
With the use of a cane umbrella, you will be prepared for everything! Two great tools in one, our cane umbrella is both a sturdy walking aid as well as a precaution against nasty weather. With so many things to remember before you walk out the door, the cane umbrella cuts the list down! Enjoy the multiple conveniences of our cane umbrella collection.
Cane Wrist Strap
When you have a weak or injured leg, the last thing you want to do is bend down and pick your cane off the ground! But with our cane wrist strap, you needn’t worry about that! Keep the cane securely attached to your wrist, so that if it slips of misses its mark, you still have it dangling upright to immediately grip again. Take advantage of our affordable and useful cane wrist strap!