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Rattan Canes

The cane is the reason why erotic flagellation is known as the CaningEnglish Vice.  As iconic as the maritime cat-o'-nine-tails, Scottish tawse, fraternity paddle, and the American bullwhip may be, none is so perfectly suited to the task at hand.  None possesses the elegant severity of a thin, swishy wand of rattan.

Rattan is the stem of a giant tropical Asian grass, growing over 12 feet tall. Bamboo won't do. It lacks flexibility and is prone to unexpected splitting, its hollow shaft suddenly sprouting razor-sharp edges - although whipping with split bamboo rods was a form of capital punishment in ancient China. Other canes (leather, latex) make popular canes. They're available in black and red. They don't fray or dry out, but they're denser than rattan, hence too severe; and lack a natural direction of bend, hence harder to control. And they have all the aesthetic appeal of artificial flowers. Nature does it best.


A good cane need not be straight as an arrow.  In selecting one, stroke vertically in its natural direction of bend and beware of any wobble to the left or right.  A few gentle swings should reveal its flexibility.  Do not attempt to bend the cane into a circle; this will damage it.

 

Caring for your Cane

 

Caring for your cane is easy. The main thing is to keep the rattan from drying out. The easiest way to do this is to lean your cane against the wall on your bathtub while you shower or bathe. The moist air will penetrate your cane and keep it supple yet not wet. Do not allow water to soak your cane. If for some reason your cane gets soaked, simply dry it out.

If your cane gets warped, you can try to straighten it by soaking it in cold water in your bathtub. Do not allow the handle to get wet so you will have to prop it up some how. After a few hours your cane will become very soft and you can bend out the curves and let it dry. Canes will usually dry to be straight although sometimes you cant get out all the warps.

Canes are inherently fragile; they are made of rattan which is a very fragile reed. The core of the rattan is made of small tube like channels that run parallel to the length of the cane. This gives the material its light weight and flexibility. But this comes with a cost: fragility. The Cane Maker canes increase the strength of raw cane with a special curing material that increases their weight, makes the rattan stronger and retains flexibility through moisture retention.

However, canes will break! They are still very fragile and can not be used without care. Also being a solid natural material there may be imperceptible imperfections that can cause a breakage. Since we can not monitor our cane users use we can not offer a warranty.

If Your Cane Breaks
Due to uncontrollable factors and the fragility of rattan, we u nfortunately can NOT warrant our canes. If your cane breaks we are sorry but a free replacements are not possible.

 

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A good cane

 

A good cane need not be straight as an arrow.  In selecting one, stroke vertically in its natural direction of bend and beware of any wobble to the left or right.  A few gentle swings should reveal its flexibility.  Do not attempt to bend the cane into a circle; this will damage it.


SELECTING THE BEST CANE

A practical recreational rod measures about 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch in diameter (the narrower, the stingier), and from 24 to 32 inches long.  A yard-long school cane is difficult to control without much practice.  Considerably less expensive than fancy paddles and floggers, canes have another distinct advantage:  their impact makes very little noise, an important consideration if your bedroom has thin walls with nosy neighbors on the other side.  (Noise made by the recipient is another matter.)

 

 

Click here for the link to our canes in the shop of Mince.nl