This lightweight aluminium, white folding walking cane with reflective tape collar identifies the user as partially sighted or blind. A hardwood derby handle is comfortable and provides excellent support and can hook over the arm when not used. When extended to full length this derby cane can be adjusted from 82cm to 92cm in 25cm increments to provide the ideal height for any user.
Four sections fold easily way together to only 30cm (12”) which can easily be stored in a handbag or coat pocket.
Ferrule diameter 19mm. Item weight is 400g.
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.