Hand-forged metal canes will be a wonderful gift for respectable gentlemen and gentlemen. These are unique gift items made in both filigree jewelry and rough blacksmith style.
Forged walking stick with pelican
Forged cane under bamboo
Forged cane КТ-3
Simple forged walking stick
The predecessor of the graceful cane was the staff, which was a good helper when walking on travel or pilgrimage trips. Over time, the stick was shortened, transformed and appeared in a new meaning, an element of decoration for a costume, emphasizing the status and social significance of its owner.
In Russia, the love for canes was instilled by Peter the Great, who loved this accessory so much that he assembled a fairly large collection that amazes with the versatility of combinations: with a telescope, sword, ruler, from various materials from wood to gold. Knobs were made of precious metals or stone, studded with diamonds, rubies and emeralds. Naturally, this was a magnificent award or present for princes, barons, counts and court nobility. They were collected, brought from different countries, ordered from the best masters. In the nineteenth century it was an attribute of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin, Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, and in the twentieth century Ivan Poddubny.
Created by blacksmiths, turners and jewelers, these metal products are still popular today, they are distinguished by their strength and reliability, which do not require special maintenance. Titanium is sometimes used in the manufacture. The rods are lighter and, due to their silver color, do not need fine polishing. However, its processing is very difficult and requires special technologies. But steel counterparts do not stand aside, because even in a simple design, they look brutal and very stylish. The tops for them are made of copper, bronze, brass and even ivory. Their design can be very diverse, it all depends on the wishes of the customer, his opinion and artistic taste. Either it will be the head of a lion, pelican or eagle, made of silver, or a round handle with the family coat of arms and decorated with a scattering of precious gems. It is possible to make a handle with a secret, in which you can hide pencils, and a corkscrew, and a watch, and tobacco. Here everything is already determined by fantasies, imagination and creative preferences. Such refined, and sometimes brutal things are considered an addition that emphasizes the special image of the owner, his solidity.