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The Stick & Cane Shop Blog

New Dress Canes at the Stick & Cane Shop


Our blog this week was going to feature three brand new sticks that we have just started selling at the Stick & Cane Shop. However, on adding it to our website today, one of them sold out in the first 5 minutes! Still, with it being this popular, we will certainly be getting the beautiful Art Deco Mother of Pearl & Onyx Black Derby Walking Stick back in stock soon.

A Classic Parquetry-Styled Walking Stick

The other two new sticks are absolutely delightful. The first is very similar to one that we sold previously, but made with better quality wood. The Exotic Parquetry Derby Walking Stick in Ebony, Maple and Padouk Wood is sure to be a hit with our customers. This is a rather unusual parquetry-inspired derby cane for the walking stick connoisseur.  The striking handle is made from laminated strips of ebony (black) maple (cream) and padouk (dark red) wood.  The shaft is made from black beech wood, with a dark red stained strip to complement the padouk wood. This cane has a classic styling that will look great no matter whether you are using it for day-to-day use, or for a night out on the town!



The dimensions of the derby stick are:
  • Length is 94cm
  • Weight is 330g
  • The stick diameter is 20mm
  • It is fitted with an "RFA19" type rubber ferrule size 19mm internal diameter

An Evening Cane for those Special Occasions


If you are looking for an extra-special stick, for those classier occasions, look no further than the Chrome Plated Filigree Promenade Cane. This is an elegant Promenade Dress Cane made with exquisite attention to details. The hollow chrome plated handle features a basket-weave pattern on the two broader sides and a filigree pattern on the two narrower sides.  The shaft is black painted beech wood, fitted with a discreet non-slip rubber ferrule, that will provide stability while also protecting the tip from knocks and dents. An ideal stick for those black tie events!



The dimensions of the promenade cane are:
  • Length is 92.5cm
  • Weight is 280g
  • The stick diameter is 18mm
  • It is fitted with an 'A' type ferrule with a 16mm internal diameter


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Beautiful Spring Themed Floral Walking Sticks


As we approach Easter and with the weather now seeing an improvement, we are hoping that the cold and frosty days of winter are now behind us. The flowers in our gardens are starting to bloom, so we thought we would have an equally floral Spring theme in our blog post this week.

With the Easter bank holidays upon us, many of us will be out and about this bank holiday weekend too, so what better time of year to update your walking stick? Whether you require a stick as a regular mobility aid, or perhaps you just need a bit of stability and support when out at the shops, we have a range of sticks available that feature a range of beautiful spring floral patterns.

So why not spend a few moments today browsing the gorgeous sticks below and we wish you a happy Easter and a (hopefully!) sunny Spring.

Tea Party Adjustable Walking Stick - Muted Floral



The Tea Party Extending Derby Cane in muted floral design is an elegant walking stick that has become an indispensable accessory for the well-dressed woman in need of a little support and balance. The Tea Party canes are suitable for everyday use and they also make elegant finishing touches for wedding, garden party or Royal Ascot ensembles.

The dimensions of the adjustable walking stick are:
  • Length is adjustable from 77cm to 100cm in 2.5cm increments
  • Weight is 317g
  • The stick diameter (top section) is 20mm
  • The stick diameter (bottom section) is 16mm
  • It is fitted with a locking nut and rubber ferrule
  • Will take an RF99 type rubber ferrule

Elite Folding Walking Stick - Multi Floral



The Elite Folding derby cane in Multi Floral design is a wonderful choice for those looking for a portable stick for Spring. Features a matching patterned handle and brass collar. Light weight and very attractive.

The dimensions of the folding walking stick are:
  • Length is adjustable from 82cm to 92cm in 2.5cm increments
  • Weight is 405g
  • The stick diameter (top section) is 22mm
  • The stick diameter (bottom section) is 19mm
  • It is fitted with a RF92 rubber ferrule size 19mm internal diameter

Tea Party Adjustable Walking Stick - Peach Floral



The Tea Party Extending Derby Cane in peach floral design is an elegant walking stick that has become an indispensable accessory for the well-dressed woman in need of a little support and balance. The Tea Party canes are suitable for everyday use and they also make elegant finishing touches for wedding, garden party or Royal Ascot ensembles.

The dimensions of the adjustable walking stick are:
  • Length is adjustable from 77cm to 100cm in 2.5cm increments
  • Weight is 317g
  • The stick diameter (top section) is 20mm
  • The stick diameter (bottom section) is 16mm
  • It is fitted with a locking nut and rubber ferrule
  • Will take an RF99 type rubber ferrule
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How Are Walking Sticks Made?


Have you ever wondered how walking sticks are made? Well, today we have a fantastic video from the people at 'How It's Made' on the Discovery Channel, which breaks down the process from sourcing the wood, preparing it, fashioning it to finishing it and adding all the embellishments we know and love on our walking canes. The focus in the video below is on wooden crook sticks that you can find in our Country Sticks section of our website, but many of the processes involved are similar for a wide range of our canes.

If you are curious and have a spare few minutes, be sure to check out the video below!

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Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2016


For UK Mainland Orders
  • Standard Delivery: Tuesday 20th December at 1pm To ensure your parcel arrives before Christmas, Royal Mail have recommended that Tuesday 20th Decemberbe the last posting date for Tracked 48 service (Cut off time for same day despatch is 1pm on Tuesday, although we will try to get as many parcels despatched as possible on Tuesday up until the courier arrives)
  • Express Delivery: Thursday 22nd December at 1pm
  • Next Day Interlink Express Service: Thursday 22nd December (Cut off time for same day despatch is 1pm on Thursday 22nd December although we will try to get as many parcels despatched as possible on Thursday up until the courier arrives.)
Please Note: Make sure you give your correct mobile number so that the delivery companies can keep you informed of delivery times. They will send you a text message letting you know when to expect the delivery. Our office will be closed on Friday 23rd December but we will keep an eye on parcel tracking from home, and we can still be contacted via email at info@brolliesgalore.co.uk

For UK Highlands & Islands Orders: Tuesday 20th December To ensure your parcel arrives before Christmas, weather permitting, Interlink and Royal Mail have recommended that Tuesday 22th December be the last posting date (Cut off time for same day despatch is 1pm)

For International and EU orders: To ensure your parcel arrives before Christmas FedEx and DPD have recommended that the last International and EU orders are sent out on Wednesday 14th December (Cut-off for international same day despatch will be 12 noon)


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A Selection of New Handmade Country Sticks at the Stick & Cane Shop


As we are well into autumn and rapidly approaching winter (where has this year gone?) we are starting to get some new handmade stick designs in for the festive season, which would make lovely gift ideas for friends and family that enjoy getting outdoors into the countryside all year round.

These handmade country sticks are full of charm, and have been handcrafted to provide a unique stick that the user will love for years to come. Two of the Shepherds' Crooks we feature in our blog today have delightful handles that have been carved into the shape of animals, providing a fun twist on the usual Shepherds' Crook design. The other is a thumb-stick that can be unscrewed in the middle, making it easy to transport - ideal for those who like to travel and need some portability from their stick!

So if you are looking for some handmade Christmas gift ideas, why not take some inspiration from the sticks below, but if you'd like to see our full range be sure to check out our Country Sticks section of our website now.

Handmade Salmon Shepherd's Crook on Hazel Shaft



The stylish Shepherd's Crook features a carved crook handle in the shape of a leaping salmon mounted on a beautiful hazel shaft. This is a long stick that comes to around shoulder height. The shaft is made from the traditional country wood, hazel, which is prized for its interesting sheen and colour.  The handles are made from a variety of hardwoods, each piece chosen for the beauty of its colour or grain. Left with a natural bark finish for that authentic country look.

The dimensions of the walking stick are:
  • Length is 148cm
  • Weight is 535g
  • The stick diameter at the top just under the handle is approx 30mm and tapers down to 21mm at the ferrule end.
  • It is fitted with a metal ferrule

Staghorn Hazel Thumbstick, Two Piece, Jointed, Extra Long



This is a Two piece Hazel Staghorn Thumbstick that has a screw joint in the middle of the stick. Beautifully finished hazel makes this a very smooth and elegant stick, and is slightly longer than normal at approx 160cm long, so would suit people of taller stature. It unscrews into two 80cm-long sections - ideal for transportation. It also comes fitted with a combi ferrule.

The dimensions of the shepherds crook are:
  • Length is 160cm
  • Weight is 670g
  • The stick diameter at the top just under the handle is 30mm and tapers down to 25mm at the ferrule end
  • It is fitted with a combi ferrule

Handmade Carved Goose Head Shepherd's Crook on Hazel Shaft



The stylish Shepherd's Crook features a carved crook handle in the shape of a goose's head mounted on a beautiful hazel shaft. This is a long stick that comes to around shoulder height. The shaft is made from the traditional country wood, hazel, which is prized for its interesting sheen and colour.  The handles are made from a variety of hardwoods, each piece chosen for the beauty of its colour or grain. Left with a natural bark finish for that authentic country look.

The dimensions of the walking stick are:
  • Length is 139cm
  • Weight is 620g
  • The stick diameter at the top just under the handle is approx 26mm and tapers down to 24mm at the ferrule end
  • It is fitted with a metal ferrule



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Country Sticks for Autumn


Now that we say goodbye to summer and welcome in Autumn, the days are getting shorter and the weather more brisk. Still, this season of change is a wonderful time to be out enjoying the British countryside. With this in mind we thought we would take a browse through some of the beautiful Country Sticks available at the Stick and Cane Shop.

Whether for personal use or for a gift, there is a delightful traditional charm that comes from using these country sticks. They make a wonderful companion for those long relaxing weekend walks in the countryside. And whether your tastes lie with our Beagling Sticks, Coppice Knob Sticks, Thumbstick, Wooden Hiking Staves or Crook Sticks, the wood and craftsmanship seen in these canes is second to none.

We also have the beautiful Rams Horn and Staghorn Handled Sticks in our country sticks for those of you who like a cane made from a range of natural materials. We are also lucky to stock certain country sticks by prizewinning local craftsmen, so you can be sure that you are getting a genuinely unique stick in these ranges. Be sure to also check out our wonderful walking stick with seat collection including Leather Shooting Seat Sticks for those of you who like a bit of versatility - these provide you with a handy place to sit when you need a rest on those long walks in the country.

We have selected a few of our firm favourites to feature below in our blog this week, but with such a wide range of Country Sticks to choose from at the Stick & Cane Shop, you will definitely be spoiled for choice.


Chestnut Hiking Stave - Oak Tree



Chestnut hiking stave with a feature carving of an Oak tree, it has a leather wrist thong and spiked metal combi-ferrule. The Chestnut has been stripped and lacquered and is harvested from sustainable forests. This traditional walking stick is chest height and is very popular with walkers and hikers.

The dimensions of the hiking stave are:
  • Length is 121cm
  • Weight is 440g
  • The stick diameter at the top just under the handle is aprox 30mm and tapers down to 24mm at the ferrule end
  • It is fitted with a spiked metal combi-ferrule

Hand Carved Blond Ram's Horn Shepherd's Crook in Hazel



This delightful Shepherds Crook features a carved Rams Horn handle with a beautiful blond colour mounted on a long hazel shaft. This long stick comes to around upper-abdomen height. The shaft is made from the traditional country wood, hazel, which is prized for its interesting sheen and colour and is left with its natural bark for that authentic country look. The handle is hand carved from Rams Horn; a painstaking process which takes approximately 35 hours to complete. Handmade in Scotland by a local craftsman.

The dimensions of the walking stick are:
  • Length is 145.5cm
  • Weight is 620g
  • The stick diameter at the top just under the handle is approx 24mm and tapers down to 19mm at the ferrule end.
  • It is fitted with a type-A rubber ferrule

Tirion Ascot Telescopic Leather Seat Stick



Traditionally used as a hunting or shooting seat this Tirion Ascot Telescopic Leather Seat Stick also provides a comfortable seat when out walking. The stick seat is adjustable in height and has a genuine tan leather seat and trim to handles. Suitable for use on soft ground. It is a robust and well made seat stick and comes with a two year manufacturers guarantee. Made in Great Britain.

The dimensions of the adjustable seat stick are:
  • Length is adjustable from 74cm to 100cm
  • Height to seat when seated is adjustable from 55cm to 80cm
  • Weight is 930g
  • The stick diameter is 20mm
  • It is fitted a steel spike and folding ground plate
  • Will take a hiking pole ferrule for use on hard ground
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