This is a gorgeous vintage walking stick with a lot of elegant and unusual character.
The shaft and handle are covered in beautifully woven genuine leather while a fully-hallmarked band of sterling silver wraps around the top.
We have never seen another walking stick like this one. As you can see, the leather is wrapped around the shaft and handle in a stunning herringbone-pattern.
A small brass ferrule is attached to the bottom of the cane while the lower 2 inches of the shaft are simply painted dark brown.
You will find a number of die-stamped hallmarks on the beautiful sterling silver band.
The piece has been professionally tested to ensure the purity of the silver.
The first mark on the band reads "ESA" for Edward Swaine Adeney, the founder of Swaine & Adeney Ltd. (renowned British silversmiths).
This mark is followed by the "Lion Passant", the silver standard for all English sterling.
Next, you will see the mark of the London Assay Office (a leopard's head) followed by the date mark "r".
This mark indicates that the piece was created in 1972.
Some areas of the leather bindings show some wear while the sterling band exhibits some minor darkening, though the cane remains in good vintage condition overall.
Measurements: 36" tall, Handle is 1 3/4" tall, Sterling band is 3/8" wide, Ferrule is 3/8" tall, Shaft has 2" circumference Weight: 8 oz.