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Cane Sizing

Cane Information & Sizing

Canes and walking sticks are not intended to be used for full weight support. Canes and walking sticks are intended to be used for balance and light support. The above does not replace your Doctors recommendation. Please call us if you have any questions. Approximate shaft sizes are given for each cane we offer to guide you in choosing your cane.

The suggestions below are for guidelines only. Please adjust size for your comfort.

It takes two people to size a cane.

Stand with your arms down by your side. Put on the shoes you normally wear. Have a second person measure the distance from the wrist joint down to the floor. This distance should be the total length of your cane top to bottom.

If you have a cane that is the correct size, please measure from top of cane to bottom of cane tip.

NO RETURNS ON CUT OR ALTERED CANES. If you have your cane cut or you cut it, we cannot accept the return.  Be sure of the size before ordering  your cane.

To remove ferrule: Grasp the shaft above the ferrule/rubber tip with one hand and the ferrule with the other hand and gently twist the ferrule off. Cut shaft with a fine tooth hacksaw blade.

We will cut your cane for you at time of purchase at no charge, however, If you receive your cane and want to have us cut it, you must pay UPS

shipping charges both to us and back to you. We cannot take back cut canes. Be sure of your measurements.

How To Hold Your Cane

 Care For Your Cane:

If your cane gets damp or wet while you are walking, be sure to wipe it off with a clean dry lint free cloth. To polish your wood cane, you can use Lemon Oil or any wood polish that you would use on fine furniture.  Lemon Oil can be found at most department stores.

Wooden handles can be cleaned with a wood polish or lemon oil. Silver, Brass or Pewter should be cleaned only with a Jewelry Polishing Cloth available at most department stores. We recommend using a jewelry polishing cloth and not a paste.

Recommended Cane Books: 

If you would like to read more about the history of canes please visit your local bookstore or go to Amazon.com for these selections.

Cane and Walking Sticks - A Stroll through time and Place - Jeffrey B Snyder

Canes from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century - Jeffrey B Snyder

Canes Through the Ages - Francis H Monek