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Handle Types

Walking sticks are very personal items and each one should be chosen to suit the requirements of its user. These vary greatly and so there are many different types of handles. The main variations are shown here. When selecting a new cane, users should try various handles to find the shape and size that is most comfortable and supportive for them.

crook handle cane   Crook
A classic shape, traditionally formed by steaming and bending the wood but also available in man-made materials. Conveniently hooks over the arm.
  crutch handle cane   CRUTCH
Simple right angle handle that supports the user’s weight directly above the shaft of the stick.
derby handle cane   Derby
Elegantly shaped right angle handle. Very supportive and can also be hooked over the arm.
  petite handle cane   PETITE
A small scale, elegant handle that people with small hands find easier to handle.
knobstick handle cane   Knobstick
A traditional, one-piece country stick, each with a unique, rounded handle, grown from coppiced hardwoods.
  pistol grip handle cane   PISTOL GRIP
Shaped to resemble the form of a pistol butt, the off-set handle is comfortable and stylish.
staff cane   Staff
A simple, upright handle on a long stick for hiking, usually fitted with a wrist strap.
  thumbstick handle cane   THUMBSTICK
A naturally occurring shape, held with the thumb in the V and the fingers clasped around the stick.
fischer handle cane   Fischer
Supportive orthopaedic design for left and right hands, designed by an Austrian, Dr Fischer, to assist arthritis and rheumatism sufferers.
  relax handle cane   RELAX
Orthopaedic handle for left and right hands. Supports front of hand and curves away from back of hand.
ergonomic handle cane   Anatomic / Ergonomic
Orthopaedic handle for left and right hands. Often suits arthritis and rheumatism sufferers with smaller hands.
  escort handle cane   ESCORT
Ergonomically designed to provide a firm grip and prevent the hand slipping forward.
cap stick handle cane   Cap Stick
An upright and often decorative handle for formal and elegant dress canes.

character handle cane   CHARACTER
Novelty collectors’ handles in the Victorian tradition, often in the shapes of animals and birds.

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