Giraffe Cane

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  1. Eventually_Africa

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    Hello all and Happy New Year!

    I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum and will happily move this if it is. That being said I have a bit of a question. I have my first Africa trip coming up this year (Huzza!) and one of the animals I am considering is a Giraffe. If I managed to bag one of these beauties I was wondering about the feasibility of getting a giraffe leg bone cane made? I've got a knee injury (reconstructed) from an accident a few years ago and the long and short of it is that when I'm older I'm pretty much going to need a cane and I thought this might be a great opportunity to get a unique one (the one the V.A. issued one is nice but rather bland heh) Any input into this would be appreciated, thank you all for your time!
     
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    Giraffe bone is quite heavy so I don't think it would serve you well.

    I've seen a warthog tusk top/handle on a wood cane. I'm sure you could have a bone accent for a few inches near the top of the cane. You could cover a portion of the stem with hide.

    Just giving you some options I've seen.
     
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    You know, I didn't even consider the density of the bone so thank you for the heads up! Hmm, I see what you mean there. Well it's still an idea in my head, maybe hollow with resin or some such. Anyway, again, thank you for your input!
     

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    How about hollowed 4-8" portion at the top? It is famous for tolerating scrimshaw and for taking dyes well. Either would be striking!
     
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    Upper portion could absolutely be affixed to a cane. Guys over in Africa can carve most anything into the bone.

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    Hey that's a wonderful idea, thank you!
     

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    Oh wow, that is beautiful! I think that I've got an idea of what I want now, thank you for this picture! Just have to hope that whatever taxidermist I go with can do something so great looking.
     
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    Safari Taxidermy in Polokwane had some really nice carved and scrimshawed examples with copper or brass covers on the ends I saw last summer while I was placing my order in their facility.
    I don't see examples on their website though.
     

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    You will find all kind of beautiful canes in SA.
     

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    Thank you all for the info!
     

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