0015 - Custom Hand Carved Canes with Faces on Rocky Mountain Juniper Rick's canes are carved in the tradition of great masters - one at a time. The two faces shown in the picture are two of Rick's custom pieces of art. His caricatures are both fun and functional and will definitely be a conversation piece.
Rocky Mountain Juniper is found growing here in North America in areas with dry rocky or sandy soil. Because it is slow growing, pieces that are two to three inches in diameter are well over 100 years old. These pieces are more than just a cane, they are history. For this reason, the artist uses naturally dried wood to create canes and hikers. The Canadian Aboriginal people used this wood for making bows, clubs, and spoons.
All of Ricks creations are oiled rather than lacquered. An oiled wood provides protection against fading while allowing the wood to breathe. You can use Brazilian Rosewood Oil once a year to maintain your cane if required. **Rosewood oil is sold as a product called Penofin. Web search Penofin to find a local suppler. In Canada, Windsor Plywood can handle this product.**