Sunday, August 21, 2011

A new cane

Baby blue eyes
Shark fin and handgrips, with the
designer's name in Chinese
I have enjoyed the taiji cane form as taught by Master Jesse for quite a while. I have been thinking about getting a nice cane and discovered one designed by Shaolin monk Shi Xing De (name is on the cane) and made in the USA by master canemaker Merle McAlpin. So, I suggested a birthday present from Jane!
I am so pleased with the cane. It is made of hickory with heartwood (very nice grain), has a "shark fin" on the back edge, several hand grips, and is finished in non-toxic tung oil. The pi├Ęce de r├ęsistance is that it has a pretty face. Blue eyes and all!
Detail of the fin
A very solid cane!
It is perfectly balanced for cane forms and a great walking stick when out with the dogs.

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