Antique Stacked Leather Cane with Nickel Plated Etching
Here we have a super rare leather walking cane with nickel plated etchings . The design is so unusual, gritty, and brutal. And that's why I own it. You know those moments when you see something and you know you'll be strutting down the street with it? Yeah, and the masses will part when you're rolling up. And if they get close enough to view the etching, they won't know what it means, but they'll know it's wrapped up in myth.
The antique leather and metal cane was likely used for not only style, but self defense. Trust me...the steel rod at the heart of this thing brings the hammer hard. Ugh. Back to the design. I can't get over how the leather in the handle expands out in between the metal. It's so tactile. You'll wanna grip and rip it. The reflection off the metal will blind you and the leather will absorb the atmosphere.
The unusual walking stick comes out of an old estate in Iowa. I have no idea where they acquired it. I'm confident the folk art walking stick was created in the 1800s. I'm also confident that the dude who walked around with this on his side and owned whatever room he walked into.
The 19th century cane stands 32 3/4" tall. The unique metal and leather handle measures 3 3/4". There is awesome patina everywhere, including scuffs, scrapes, and discoloration. The more the merrier, trust me. There are two stacked leather pieces missing at the bottom, possibly a remnant of an incident. The cane has an outward bend from years of use. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship FedEx to street addresses in the continental USA only (no PO boxes please). Free shipping on this rare beast of a walking stick.
Self defense with style. Straight up, and knocked down. Brutally cool.