Antique Silver Studded Burr Root Topped Bamboo Walking Stick/Cane - 94cm Tall
This antique walking stick/cane features a burr root top with the addition of silver studs all around the root top
The cane has a solid and sturdy bamboo cane shaft
And is finished with the addition of a metal ferrule end, ready for use
The cane measures 94cm tall with a 4.5cm wide top and a 1.75cm diameter shaft
The cane weighs 193 grams
The largest member of the grass family, bamboo grows very rapidly in a kind of tree shape. Unlike Malacca, bamboo is hollow. Lightweight, sturdy and durable, bamboo was used to make virtually anything, including canes, popular in the early 20th century. The canes from the Edwardian and Victorian periods featured shiny, polished bamboo with curved handles, and often embellished shafts. Bamboo canes sometimes had silver handles. Metal-topped canes were popular during this time and simple silver knob handles fitted to sectioned bamboo walking sticks are noted. Bamboo canes were sometimes oxidized to give the canes a fuller finish, and although bamboo is not scratch resistant, antique bamboo is usually found in good condition if the canes were well made and properly taken care of.
Although rarely seen anymore, bamboo was once used to make many different types of weapons. From blow guns to sword canes, bamboo made light but strong weapons for many centuries. Even gunpowder guns have been made
with the hollow tubes.