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Hello all!

I so enjoy working on walking stick and cane handles that I thought I'd join this group. If you have questions regarding silver care, restoration, conservation, or preservation, please feel free to post the question on this forum or contact me directly at [email protected]

This silver and niello cane handle mounted to an ebony shaft came to me for a structural repair. There was a split three-quarters of the way around the handle which made the cane unusable.

The process: I first removed the head from the staff then removed all dents, welded the split, installed brass tubing and a steel rod inside the handle for additional support, reinstalled the pitch and secured the handle to the staff with a sterling pin. I then removed any tarnish while retaining the antique finish before coating the entire cane with Renaissance wax.

I had someone in the silversmith industry try to connect on LinkedIn recently. I declined because I didn't recognize the name. If that was you I apologize.
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