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Canes: Modern, SchoolMaster and
When England pushed Holland out of Southeast Asia, they acquired a cheap substitute for willow, holly and other woods used for bentwood furniture, walking sticks ... and punishing misbehaviour. Rattan excels in this last use as it is flexible, tough and less dense (therefore less dangerous) than wood. Unlike bamboo (which is stiff and brittle) when rattan breaks, it does not cause unanticipated skin damage.
You can order thicknesses from @ 3/32" (3mm) to 3/8" (9mm). We recommend that 27" Canes should not be thicker than 1/4" (5mm). More than that and they become "clublike" -- stiff and inflexible. Rattan Canes 36" and over should be 5/16 to 3/8" thick. Less than that and they're too "whippy" -- floppy and hard to aim.
Although any Cane, rattan included, can be used sensually, all rattan canes are ultimately severe. Longer Canes hit harder than shorter ones. Thicker ones are more likely to leave bruises. Thinner ones -- more likely to cut skin.
The mythical Dragon Canes* are now here at Adam and Gillian's in both the Modern style ... and the SchoolMaster version.
Rattan Canes do break! To find out How and Why, click here.
recently commented to a customer in Japan, who had purchased several canes
for his partners, as well as recommending others to our site: "So
nice to know that our canes are so popular in Japan. ;-) !"