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BACKSTORY: An assistive cane is a walking stick used as a crutch or mobility aid. Canes can help redistribute weight from a lower leg that is weak or painful, improve stability by increasing the base of support, and provide tactile information about the ground to improve balance. In the US, ten percent of adults older than 65 years use canes, and 4.6 percent use walkers.
In contrast to crutches, canes are generally lighter, but, because they transfer the load through the user’s unsupported wrist, are unable to offload equal loads from the legs.
Another type of crutch is the walker, a frame held in front of the user and which the user leans on during movement. Walkers are more stable due to their increased area of ground contact, but are larger and less wieldy and, like canes, pass the full load through the user’s wrists in most cases.
Around the 17th or 18th century, a stout rigid stick took over from the sword as an essential part of the European gentleman’s wardrobe, used primarily as a walking stick. In addition to its value as a decorative accessory, it also continued to fulfil some of the function of the sword as a weapon. The standard cane was rattan with a rounded metal grip. The clouded cane was made of malacca (rattan stems) and showed the patina of age: (SOURCE: Wikipedia)
BACKSTORY: A walking stick is a device used to facilitate walking, for fashion, or for defensive reasons. Walking sticks come in many shapes and sizes, and can be sought by collectors. Some kinds of walking stick may be used by people with disabilities as a crutch. The walking stick has also historically been known to be used as a defensive or offensive weapon, and may conceal a knife or sword as in a swordstick.
Walking sticks, also known as trekking poles, pilgrim’s staffs, hiking poles or hiking sticks, are used by hikers for a wide variety of purposes: to clear spider webs, or part thick bushes or grass obscuring the trail; as a support when going uphill or a brake when going downhill; as a balance point when crossing streams, swamps or other rough terrain; to feel for obstacles in the path; to test mud and puddles for depth; and as a defence against wild animals. Also known as an alpenstock, from its origins in mountaineering in the Alps, such a walking stick is equipped with a steel point and a hook or pick on top, as famously used by Sherlock Holmes in his trek in “The Final Problem“. A walking stick can be improvised from nearby felled wood. More ornate sticks are made for avid hikers, and are often adorned with small trinkets or medallions depicting “conquered” territory. Wood walking sticks are used for outdoor sports, healthy upper body exercise and even club, department and family memorials. They can be individually handcrafted from a number of woods, and may be personalised in many ways for the owner. A collector of walking sticks is termed a rabologist. (SOURCE: Wikipedia)
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For Cane Store Fixtures and Merchandising see…
“Cane and Walking Stick Merchandising For Tourists”
“Mobile Cane and Walking Stick Rack”
“Spinner is Crutch For Canes”
“Rack or Hook Mystery Fixture #12”
“Triple-Prong Cane Sidekick”
“Twin-Tier Spinner for Canes“
“Cane Fixturing Conundrum“
“Cane Merchandising Rack on PowerWing”
“Sword Cane Merchandising In-Store”
“Flatbar Merchandiser for Pegboard“
For all Cane Store Fixtures and Merchandising resources…
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