Types of walking sticks:
Ashplant — an Irish walking stick made from the ash tree
Devil’s walking stick — Made from Hercules plant.
Shooting stick — It can fold out into a single-legged seat.
Supplejack — Made from a tropical American vine, also serves as a cane.
Penang lawyer — Made from Licuala. After the bark was removed with only a piece of glass, the stick was straightened by fire and polished. The fictional Dr. Mortimer owned one of these in The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Makila (or makhila) — Basque walking stick or Staff, usually made from medlar wood. It often features a gold or silver foot and handle, which may conceal a steel blade. The Makila’s elaborate engravings are actually carved into the living wood, then allowed to heal before harvesting.
Kebbie — a rough Scottish walking stick, similar to an Irish Shillelagh, with a hooked head.
The Z-STICK– Exclusive to ZENHALING
Malacca — Malay stick made of rattan palms.
Pike Staff — Pointed at the end for slippery surfaces.
Ziegenhainer:— Knotty German stick, made from European Cornel, also used as a melee weapon by a duelist’s second. The spiral groove caused by a parasitic vine was often imitated by its maker if not present.
When used as a mobility or stability aide, canes are generally used in the hand opposite the injury or weakness. This may appear counter-intuitive, but this allows the cane to be used for stability in a way that lets the user shift much of their weight onto the cane and away from their weaker side as they walk. Personal preference, or a need to hold the cane in their dominant hand, means some cane users choose to hold the cane on their injured side.