Handmade Walking Cane In Blackwood And Wenge Wood With Brass - Walking Stick, Gift Idea, Wood Art

This exhibition quality cane will be handmade from scratch for you! The pictured piece features African Blackwood in the handle and divider with brass inlays to accent the dark tones of the cane. The shaft is Wenge, which has a beautiful, dark wood grain like the handle. The classic handle shape is comfortable and the cane is built for daily use. We can make it exactly as shown or choose from an infinite number of wood combinations for something truly unique.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for your custom ordered cane to be crafted. Let us know your desired cane height when ordering.


Handle - African Blackwood from the dry savanna regions of Africa
Divider - Brass and African Blackwood
Shaft - Wenge from Central Africa
Rubber tip


All of our canes and walking sticks are designed and handmade by Shawn Gillis, an artist and woodworker who considers each piece he creates to be his "functional art." We seek out and choose to work with top quality woods from all over the world that are all sustainably harvested. Each cane is designed with durability, comfort, and style in mind so that you can enjoy using your unique piece every day for years to come. Each handle is joined to its shaft with a sturdy metal bolt that provides strength. Our canes are all completed with a glossy finish that provides protection and a smooth feel to the wood.


Here are our instructions for determining your proper cane height:

1. Stand comfortably erect with your hands at your sides, with your shoes on.

2. Have a helper measure the distance from the floor to the bottom of your forearm/top of wrist of whichever hand you wish to hold the cane with. (You may need assistance with the measurement so as to avoid disrupting an ideal posture.)

This method will allow for an ideal amount of bend in your arm. Too much, or too little bend in your arm can cause posture issues and muscle aches.


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Thanks for your interest! If you have questions, please reach out with a message and we'll happily help however we can.

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Made in Chittenango, NY

By Gillis Canes, LLC

All of our products are handmade
by expert makers.

  • Edward L.

    Edward L.'s review

    • Aug 14th 2019

    Shawn produced a beautiful cane and working with him was very easy..

  • Vladimir P.

    Vladimir P.'s review

    • Oct 28th 2018

    Excellent work from Shawn, timely delivery, and beautiful cane.
    We discussed the details of the tip and it turned out well, but I wish I spent the time to provide specific dimensions for the handle. If you plan to use the cane, make sure you go over all the details. Shawn seems more than capable of delivering exceptional work, but you need to remember to specify everything to your liking.

  • Gregory S.

    Gregory S.'s review

    • Jul 6th 2018

    Received my cane this afternoon. I'm beyond impressed with everythiing. Shawn was excellent to work with and very helpful. I highly recommend his work and products. Thank you!

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