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How to Replace a Metal Ferrule?

Monday, 17 August 2020  |  Olivia

Ferrules provide you with grip on uneven or slippery surfaces, and are therefore essential for walking stick safety. Following is our short guide to ensure your ferrule is securely fitted.

Do I Need to Replace My Ferrule?

You should check your ferrule frequently to check for signs of damage. A little scratching is fine, but if the tip has worn down, the stick will be more likely to lose its purchase and put you in danger of falling.

How to Replace a Meal Ferrule

Following are four simple steps to follow when replacing your ferrule:

  1. Place the new ferrule on the tip of the walking stick
  2. Tap the stick smartly on the ground once or twice to position the ferrule*
  3. Use a small hammer to tap a nail into the soft metal just below where the stick and ferrule meet
  4. Repeat on the other side, ensuring that the indents keep the ferrule in place

* Do not do this too firmly as you can damage the varnish of your walking stick

How to replace a metal ferrule
Use a small hammer to tap a nail into the soft metal just below where the stick and ferrule meet

What Ferrules Are Available?

We have plenty of metal ferrules available, in a range of different sizes to ensure there's one to fit your cane. One of our best sellers is listed below.

Steel Tip Ferrule

Steel Tip Ferrule

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  • Steel-tip ferrule for canes and walking sticks
  • Helps increase longevity of stick
  • Absorbs some of the impact against ground
  • Available in a choice of sizes
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How Do I Know If My New Ferrule Is the Right Size?

To determine the correct size for a ferrule you must measure the diameter of your walking stick. The diameter of your walking stick should match up to the diameter of the ferrule, so a 22mm walking stick will require a 22mm ferrule. Please see our blog on how to measure your walking stick for a ferrule for further details.

How Do I Remove a Metal Ferrule?

Metal ferrules are often a little harder to remove than rubber ones. Sometimes the whole ferrule can be unscrewed by hand, but on other occasions you will need a screwdriver to remove the nails holding the ferrule in place.

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