The Free Form Twisted Hickory Hame Top Walking Cane is both functional and elegant. With its rustic beauty complimented by its majestic twist, this cane is the ideal companion for nearly any occasion. Each cane is crowned with a gorgeous brass hame, a perfect contrast to the dark hickory wood. Hickory's strength and flexibility, traditionally used for making firm tool handles, makes this a choice cane for those seeking a strong, sturdy walking aid. The brass hame is affixed to its shaft with equal care using a combination of epoxy, small nails, and screws. The finished handle is, in a word, exquisite. A perfect compliment to the elegant, rustic beauty of the free form hickory.