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Ron T's thread http://walkingstickforum.com/topic/1350-what-kind-of-wood-is-that/prompted this.

I've seen cane and walking stick shanks made from all sorts of things. Some antiques were made from the spines of sharks or snakes, whale bone, etc. Ron's cane was made from the seed stalk of a palm.

I watched a YouTube video where the guy makes a cane from the stalk of a Mullein plant.

I think I've seen it growing here. I might give it a shot if I find some.

I'm just wondering what you all have used or seen used?

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I just bought a cane made from the Cholla cactus. Very strong and light. I also found this site that has good pics of canes made of unusual materials. First page is the jersey cabbage and goes on for several pages.

There are two varieties of Yucca that look almost identical. Yucca filamentosa and Yucca flaccida. Filamentosa is larger and has the flower stems used for walking sticks, flaccida (the ones who are trying to take over my yard) are very thin weak stemmed. This is a pic of flaccida


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