Details - Details - Details...
So if you have been reading this blog for any length of time, you know that ornate details make my head swoon! Well this post is dedicated to the details of riding canes and whips! Several of these are for sale on http://www.sportingcollection.com/
Ever wonder why some riding whips and canes have this hook on the end?
..here is another example..
Now you know why! It allows the rider to open and shut field gates without having to dismount!
I am SOOO doing this to my riding cane for my next show..
..not much purpose in it...but so elegant!!!
The following pictures are of beautiful antique riding canes that I thought you would enjoy.
This one has thread braided over the shaft.
This is real tortoise shell.
Nothing fancier than GOLD!
This one has leather buttons down the shaft.
This is carved ivory.
I think this one looks like a knife handle!