Canes made of unusual materials
Canes made of horns
Opposite, on the right, Asian buffalo horn cane with a dragon head sculpted on the handle.
Of a beautiful homogeneous black , the buffalo horn tissues are firm. The buffalo horn is mostly uses for handles prupose, either designed in corbin crutch or crops, and more rarely the buffalo horn can be build in one lenght.
Water buffalo horns are now extensively used for stickdressing, again as a result of the general shortage of ramshorn. Some poeple maintain that buffalo horn can be bent only once; not so - it can be bent as often as necessary, though it is denser and therefore a little more difficult to move than ramshorn. Tthe colour of buffalo horn can vary from total jet balck to a shade almost as pale as ramshorn with several colour variations in between. They all make the most attractive crooks, even though they are not strictly the traditional material walking and working stich by theo fossel
Opposite, on the left, hight cane with a shaft in Oryx horn. High handle in turned wood shaped in ring , imitating the horn, with multiple orange strip.
Oryx can also be called "sand gazelle " or "gemsbok" or "saber gazelle". A species is also known by her descriptive name "Scimitar Oryx". We can found four oryx species; Their horns are very long, up to 30 inches, thin, straight almost upright or swept back, nearly parallel, and ringed from the base.