The HurryCane®: The Walking Stick

Over the centuries, the walking cane has served many purposes. The makers of the Hurry Cane studied the use of walking sticks and the needs of those who have used them to develop their innovative design. In the past, canes have served in the purpose of both a decorative device, as well as a weapon.

Traditionally, walking sticks or canes consist of a handle, a shaft and a band. The handle is where the cane is gripped while the shaft is the stick that provides support to its user. The band, or the collar, joins the handle to the shift. More modern designs often include a ferrule, or a metal tip to protect the bottom of the cane and a wrist cord for easier carrying. The HurryCane® provides a flex strap for users to attach to their writs.

The History

Canes and walking sticks were first developed for walking support. As centuries passed, they became symbols of authority and were used as weapons. Men decorated their walking sticks with gems and stones. The most elaborate canes belonged to the most powerful men.

Ancient Egyptians used walking sticks to reflect a person's trade. While everyone owned a cane, a shepherd's staff was vastly different from a priest's or Pharaoh's. Canes were also placed within a person's coffin after they'd passed, remaining with them even in death.

During the Middle Ages, walking sticks were dominated by religious decorations, often depicting crosses or elaborately carved emblems. European kings and monarchs, such as Henry VIII and Charles I are seen wearing their canes in portraits.

In the 19th Century, canes were manufactured in droves with the start of the industrial revolution. Local silversmiths designed specialty canes with precious stones and hidden weapons some even contained secret compartments for money and valuables.

The Hurry Cane: Types of Canes

Today, consumers have a variety of canes to choose from, including decorative sticks and gadget sticks. Decorative sticks seen today originated from the 19th century and were used mainly as fashionable accessories. These decorative accessories were made in a variety of materials ranging from silver and ivory to porcelain and glass. Handles also included decorative designs and were sometimes handcrafted.

Gadget sticks serve a dual-purpose. This type of cane often includes a hidden compartment and some form of weaponry within the cane. Walking sticks could contain compasses in their handles as well as opera glasses or telescopes.

The walking stick has a long history as both a defensive weapon and an aid for mobility. The HurryCan® cane has built upon the history of the walking stick to provide even more stability and support. the HurryCane® moves like the body so that it can give better balance in all terrains. Find out why the HurryCane® is the fastest selling cane on TV by ordering one today.