Padauk is an African exotic wood with a naturally red hue that is prized by woodworkers for its strength coupled with its surprisingly light weight. Coupled with the classy derby handle, this cane is comfortable, contoured, and highly fashionable. The handle is attached to the shaft using a timeless mortise-and-tenon joint. This joint has been used by woodworkers for centuries, and itÕs known for its strength and reliability. The shaft and handle are worked with a router, and then sanded to a smooth perfection. The final piece is sprayed with a protective coat of clear lacquer, designed to magnify the woodÕs beauty.