What Are Some Styles of Walking Cane Handles?


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The tourist handle was designed after a shepherd's crook. It is less ergonomic than some other styles but can be hung on the arm when not in use. Offset handles are designed to distribute the user's weight along the cane and may feature a quad bottom for stability.

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Derby handles -- an early design -- are flatter and more ergonomic than tourist handles. Flatter still is the Fritz handle, which is popular among people with arthritis as it is comfortable to grip.

Canes with knob handles and animal head handles are designed to be stylish as opposed to ergonomic, and they may be intended for special occasions as opposed to everyday use.

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