This cane is topped with a cast metal eagle claw that fits comfortably in the hand. When you are ready to stop and rest, you turn the cane over and the eagle claw handle becomes a stand and your cane waits for you when you are ready to go again. This is a unique cane that is sure to get attention. The shaft is one inch Black Walnut. The shaft is plain but I could easily carve in a name, a quote or anything else the user wishes.