Archive | September, 2013

Introduction

The Collector or rabologist: Welcome to the collector here you can see the many walking sticks that I have collected over the years. A walking stick is a device used by many people to facilitate balancing while walking. Walking sticks come in many shapes and sizes, and can be sought by collectors. Some kinds of […]

Dual Purpose

Sword stick and cane-sword: A sword stick or cane-sword is a cane incorporating a concealed blade. The term is typically used to describe European weapons from around the 18th century, but similar devices have been used throughout history, notably the Japanese shikomizue and the Ancient Roman dolon. The swordstick was a popular fashion accessory for […]

Canes

American “walking canes” : In North America, a walking cane is a walking stick with a curved top much like a shepherd’s staff, but shorter. Thus, although they are called “canes,” they are usually made of material heavier than cane, such as wood or metal. In the United States, presidents have often carried canes and […]