Are you sure it's wood? What do the ends look like? How much does it weigh. I'm thinking it might be a type of cactus plant.
That sounds a lot like a bull penis stick. They're still being made.I was at an antique show yesterday and saw an unusual stick. It appeared to be three round strips of rawhide tightly twisted around a steel rod. It gave the appearance of a twisted stick but was much too regular to be that. Then it had a horn handle that was carved to match the twist.
The rawhide was almost black and gave the appearance of wood.
I'm thinking the "blisters" are where the thorns were located when it was aliveMany thanks for the reply. I've downloaded a few more images to show more detail of the stick
Hi again mehig
You might be right with your idea of the cane being a thorn stem. I have however yet to find on the Internet, a stem with such blisters. I will keep looking.
40 years ago in Belize I saw a similar walking stick that belonged to a Belizian fisherman with a bone handle. I've been searching online for a picture as well...no joy! http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/66650/#b