This exhibition quality cane will be handmade from scratch for you! The pictured piece features extraordinary Black and White Ebony. Black and White Ebony is characterized by a light cream colored wood with pitch black veins running along irregularly, intertwining and looping around, as if drizzled in chocolate! The highly stylized 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.
M A T E R I A L S
Handle and Shaft - Black and White Africa from South East Asia
Divider - Ebony from Equatorial West Africa
C O N S T R U C T I O N
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.
S I Z E
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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Made in Chittenango, NY
All of our products are handmade
by expert makers.
Since I will be walking with a cane the rest of my life I had been looking to have a cane made to my specifications. I stumbled on Custom Made and found Shawn. I got my cane yesterday and I was blown away! I was struck by the elegance and artistry of his canes online and I wasn't disappointed. The handle is flawless in black and white ebony. Its exactly the right height. Its perfect! His product is totally worth the price. I already have my eye on two other canes he makes. He was extremely easy to work with. Thanks Shawn!!!! I will be back for more!
Shawn was open to ideas and very timely with his responses and with the final project. My new cane is both beautiful and functional, and with Shawn’s assistance I got it sized correctly. He beat the promised completion deadline by well over a week. I would, and may well, work with Shawn again.
I can't say enough good things about my experience with Shawn. We communicated closely about the design and my goodness, what a stunningly beautiful result! Sheer perfection! The woods are beautiful and wonderfully crafted. Everything was completed in a timely way and at a very modest price. I have purchased a number of canes over the years. Some have been quite nice but none can compare with this one. Others will enjoy it one day when I am done with it, I'm sure.