|Taken From The Seige Of Lucknow (9103)|
Here's another cane with an eye in the handle. Its very unusual for a number of reasons. It has a military meaning. I don't know where the battle of Lucknow was, but because there are no english hallmarks, it wasn't England. All the findings are silver and the owners initials are on the buckle collar. Incriptions like this usually mean the cane was taken from the battle ground, but the shaft on this one is malacca, which means the battle of Lucknow would have to be off the coast of Maylassa. So something else on this cane would have to be taken from that battle, and the only logical thing is the eye. Yet when you read the description of the next cane you will see that glass eyes for humans were a long odd shape for fitting into the eye socket. This eye was hand blown, with the handpainted iris being sealed inside with the pupel. You can see the edge of the glass is bezeled or another way of putting it ground with an edge. All this leads me to one other possible explaination, the guy who owned this cane was a lier and he had this cane made to bullshit all those he came into contact with. He wanted to impress people. I have a friend who is writing a book on the Vietnam war. Specifically he is trying to interview all 50 soldiers from his small town of Concord Michigan. His goal is to publish the stories of all those who served, for themselves and their families. A memorial to that community. One of those he interviewed, told him in detail about the three tours of duty he went thru. To listen to this man, he was a hero, winning many metals. As he shared his findings with others from that small town, it turns out he was in prison, and was never in Vietnam at all. As my friend was interviewing him, the mans girlfriend was there. Did she know, or was he trying to impress her too? One of the reasons I'm putting this cane here is, its one of the mysteries about canes, that make canes interesting to collect and research. Although no one ever comments on the canes or questions I have writen about to this point, I have to gear my thinking to the long term, and that maybe some day there will be others who will be interested. All I know is, I have a great time thinking and writing about these canes. Some day, when I retire, I'll go to google and answer all my own questions, in the mean time, you can own this cane.
Sub Category: Silver
Listed: 2007-05-15 12:33:29