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Best Walking Sticks as a Gift for Collectors 2018

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Ambulists, or simply walking stick collectors, have a very acquired taste and unless you share their passion and enthusiasm for novelty handles, your knowledge of unusual walking canes will never be a match for theirs. So if you've made the risky decision of buying the walking stick collector in your life a new contribution to their ambulist collection, take a deep breath, start slow and make sure you know what you're doing.

First of all, check that the person you're buying the novelty stick for doesn't already have a similar one in their collection. Most novelty handles depict either famous people, animals or birds, but not two ambulists are alike, so try to find out what their personal preferences are before picking a stick you find adorable or funny. Our list of suggestions is limited to portrait handles, and includes some of the most detailed and realistic depictions of famous people, ranging from Henry VIII to Winston Churchill.

Henry VIII Collectors' Walking Stick

Henry VIII Collectors' Walking StickIf the collector of walking sticks you have in mind is interested in royal history, the Henry VIII Collectors' Walking Stick is a great way to show you are in tune with their unusual hobbies. This novelty cane features Henry VII's portrait moulded from resin and finished off with an ivory effect. The intriguing handle is mounted on a turned beech wood shaft, which has been stained for an even more attractive finish.

Key Features: Handle moulded from resin; turned stained beech shaft; ideal for collectors interested in royal history


William Shakespeare Collectors' Walking Stick

William Shakespeare Collectors' Walking StickNot everyone is interested in history, though. So if you're getting a gift for someone who would rather spend their weekend reading a good book than wander around a museum, the William Shakespeare Collectors' Walking Stick is just what you've been looking for. The handle features the head of the famous playwright moulded from resin and mounted on a turned stained beech shaft. Just above the collar is an engraved text bearing the name of William Shakespeare, making this the perfect cane for anybody interested in the history of writing in England.

Key Features: Handle moulded from resin; turned stained beech shaft; ideal for ambulists interested in the history of English literature


Horatio Nelson Collectors' Walking Stick

Horatio Nelson Collectors' Walking StickThe handle of the Horatio Nelson Collectors' Walking Stick features the head of the heroic commander complete with his famous hat, making this novelty cane ideal not only for history fans, but all collectors with a passion for the less common handles. As with the above sticks, Lord Nelson's head is moulded from resin that has been painted to resemble ivory for an even more eye-catching look, while the shaft has been constructed from turned beech wood.

Key Features: Handle moulded from resin; turned stained beech shaft; ideal for history enthusiasts and lovers of unusual handles


Winston Churchill Collectors' Walking Stick

Winston Churchill Collectors' Walking StickIs the person you have in mind interested in history, but mostly prefers to learn about the events that took place in the 20th century? The Winston Churchill Collectors' Walking Stick is ideal for any World War II enthusiast, and this unusual cane will definitely show them that you are in tune with their many hobbies and interests. The resin handle features a very accurate portrayal of Churchill, with engraved text bearing the name of Winston Churchill, as well as the former Prime Minister's dates of birth and death.

Key Features: Handle moulded from resin; turned stained beech shaft; ideal for anyone interested in British history or prime ministerial succession and political party leaders


Lord Nelson Beech Wood Cane

Lord Nelson Beech Wood CaneSlightly different than the rest of the portrait sticks on this list, the Lord Nelson Beech Wood Cane features a two-sided handle, with Lord Nelson on one side, and his famous ship, HMS Victory, on the other. The durable shaft is made from resilient beech wood and fitted with a smart smart collar that perfectly complements the elegant appearance of this walking stick.

Key Features: Two-sided handle depicting two historical images; beech wood shaft; round handle makes the stick comfortable to hold


We realise this very specific selection of novelty sticks might not be suitable for everyone in your life, but if you do know a person with a keen interest in history, or a strong passion for collecting unusual canes, finding a thoughtful gift that shows you really know their hobbies would make them immensely happy. So if you failed to find the novelty handle you wanted, don't give up just yet and browse through our very broad range of Novelty Handle Walking Sticks.

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