Buying a walking cane – Update

Because I broke my back years ago my back has always been bad and a cause for persistent pain. Over the past 20 years my back has become worse and sometimes I cannot leave the house because of that. I am now starting to accept the fact that I need to use a walking stick for getting up and about and for walking. Especially in the weekends when I am tired I really need one.

But where to find a proper walking stick? I searched the internet for a nice walking cane, after all I want to do this only once and so it has to be the right one the first time since I am not planning to buy more than one. Over here in The Netherlands there are many options but mostly modern aluminium or orthopaedic versions. And I know that in England there are many more classic walking sticks and dress canes to choose from.

Anyone who can point me in the right direction for buying a proper walking cane? It has to be 39 inches long, classic with a Derby handle, preferably made from solid metal but not necessarily. In The Netherlands they don’t have the rich British tradition to sell those canes I like.

Update 7 January 2014:
I bought a nice walking cane on this website: The Stick & Cane Shop. It arrived this afternoon. It’s a very sturdy cane and it does not bend when I lean on it. I am very glad with my purchase and I can certainly recommend this shop for your walking needs.


Leendert van Gemeren

Dit ben ik, Leendert. Ik ben een beetje ouderwets en houd van dingen die geweest zijn, bijvoorbeeld oude Engelse series op TV zoals All Creatures Great And Small, mechanische horloges, bifocale brillen en oude langspeelplaten. Ik houd niet van moderne dingen en werk regelmatig aan een ouderwetse modelspoorbaan. Ik volg Jezus en schrijf mijn gedichten soms ook over Hem maar ik schrijf ook verhalen over het leven. Excentriek. Op feestjes ben ik vaak te vinden in de keuken.

This is me, Leendert. I am a little bit old-fashioned and I love things from the past, old series like All Creatures Great And Small, mechanical wristwatches, bi-focal glasses and vinyl records for example. I am not keen on modern things and I often work on this old style model railway. I follow Jesus and sometimes write a poem about Him but I also write about my life. Eccentric. You can often find me in the kitchen at parties.

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