After 5 years of retirement I was getting a bit bored so I took a part time job at the local hardware store. (Ready to re-retire) Anyway back on track, we were cleaning out the garden center and stuffed in a corner with some other ancient tools was a stack of 48" ash or hickory bent manure fork handles. They had a metal sleeve on one end to attach said manure fork to. The owner said to toss them out. Well as an ardent stickie I couldn't see tossing out a perfectly good & straight hardwood handle could I? So I took home 1/2 dozen to experiment with as potential cane handles. They are 1 1/2" tapering down to about an 1", a bit thick. Also as they are ash or hickory a bit heavy the but workable. Should be something I can make them into.