COMPOSITION: The Vine and Grapes archetype are related both to the principle of plenty, strong will and luxurious enjoyment in releasing control. Dionysius, the God of lush growth, flowing ferocity of wild creatures and the propagating power of sexual urges in procreation is the god of wine - grapes and vine. The Vine plant itself is a strong growth climber plant, clinging in a flowing ascending manner unto the steepest of surfaces, offering grapes - a symbol of the rich and luxurious wine. Thus - the message of this walking stick is a demonstration of keeping ones' grip over and through plenty, strength of will in growth as well as the ability to let go of control and enjoy the Dionysian pastime of wine drinking - as well as baroque aesthetic demonstration of carving superior art - the richness of life, carved into dark deep hued strong oak.
This walking stick owner, by using this richly engraved cane of abundance, demonstrates a balanced life path of leisure and procreative control in action. Please take care of cane from falling onto a hard surface such as concrete or asphalt, or ceramic tile.
It tends to fall if you left a cane to lean on the wall and can get a crack or delicate details or fracture. So we recommend to use a hand strap. Before use, make sure the screw connection is tightly screwed. Otherwise, you may get unstable support or damage the cane. But this is not intended for every day assembly / disassembly.The meteoric thread can become weak after a frequent cycle of twisting and untwisting. Please check that you are leaning on the cane correctly. The main force should be directed as close as possible to the shaft but not the rear end of the handle. Incorrectly positioning can cause shaft bend and discomfort and even breakage of the shaft. Each PeterVintageCraft cane has a standard, NOT medical, summer rubber tip in a set.
Also use soap or candle wax to put a rubber tip on easily. The optimal length of the cane is a very individual parameter. It depends not only on your height but also on the length of your arms, the posture, the manner of walking and the thickness of the soles of the shoes you wear. Usually we propose to send the standard 36 inches length walking stick cane. If necessary, you can shorten a wooden shaft on a place easily using any saw.You'll receive the rubber tip in the set which hide any traces of cutting. It is a good idea to use a paint tape to protect the wood from splitting while cutting off the shaft (wind the shaft above the cut-off point). But If you want me to cut your cane before sending, please try to determine the optimal length very accurately using standard method you will find in Google, but do not remind to consider thickness of your shoes sole! It is easy to make it short but very hard to make longer again. We do not recommend to storing the cane near a heating appliances and in the hot sun.
The wooden parts can become more brittle with excessive drying, and this can lead to a crack at high load. Each walking cane made by PeterVintageCraft has a professional varnish coating which protects against common atmospheric phenomena like light rain or any short-term wetting with non-aggressive liquids. But increased moisture for a long time or immersion in water can lead to deformation of the wooden parts. Contact with aggressive chemical liquids and solutions can destroy the varnish coating. We recommend to use warm water with a soap solution or any certified cleaning agent for wooden goods and furniture to clean your cane.
After cleaning, wipe with a dry cloth. Also we recommended once a year to polish the surface of the cane in order to restore the gloss of lacquer coating and to remove plaque oxidation from metal parts and minor scratches.
Use professional products for polish. We are not a resellers but the makers, so you will get better service and first prices!