Choosing the right walking stick
How to hold your Walking Stick
Hold your stick with your index finger pointing down the length of the stick for maximum weight distribution. To find out what height of stick you need, you should stand with your arms down, and measure from the ground to the joint of the wrist.
Walking sticks have been used and collected for centuries.
In the 19th and 20th centuries they were a fashion accessory with different canes 'worn' for different occasions, and times of day. A rustic wooden stick would have been used for walking, a silver topped dress cane for more formal occasions or evenings, and gadget canes for some specific function.
Today the aluminum folding sticks are the most popular and practical. They fold neatly away into a bag and are perfect for travelling.