A pretty, contemporary folding stick, with an all-over pattern of white flowers with pale peach and brown details, set against sage green leaves on a dark blue background. The shape of the handle offers excellent support to the hand and may be hooked over the arm when not in use. The strong and light aluminium shaft folds into four sections. It is height adjustable from 82 to 92cm (approximately 32”-36”) in 2.5cm increments. Fitted with a rubber ferrule and smart metal collar. Ferrule diameter 19mm. Item weight is 415g.
The Derby Handle
Reputedly the invention of an earlier Lord Derby, who wanted a supportive walking stick that he could also hook over his arm, this style provides excellent support and can be held in either hand. The user’s weight is carried directly over the shaft of this stick. Their hand is supported as it can neither slip forward nor back. The sides of the derby handle should be rounded for comfort, not flat-sided. One of the most popular handles for the walking stick user in need of light to middling support and balance. Variations include the Melbourne Derby, which has a more rounded shape and the petite derby handle.