The Twisted Sweet Gum Walking Cane boasts our signature twist coupled with a rustic design that's bound to please anyone in need of a quality, handcrafted walking companion. Sweet gum is a distinctive hardwood, with darkish bark and grain, which offers both strength and flexibility -- two desirable traits for any walking cane. Each piece of sweet gum is carefully selected, cut, sanded, and finally sprayed with a protective clear coat lacquer. The ash handle is prepared with equal care, and affixed to the sweet gum shaft with a timeless mortise and tenon joint for a strong, secure fit. The mortise and tenon method is known for its unusual strength, and has been used in wood working for centuries. Each cane comes with a standard rubber ferrule for a firm, secure grip on virtually any surface. Like all of our staffs and canes, the Twisted Sweet Gum Walking Cane is handcrafted in the USA using the highest quality wood and time-tested methods.