Ebony wood is known as one of the most beautiful woods made by nature. A dark, jet black wood with milky brown streaks. When this wood is hand polished by a wood craftsman it has a natural high gloss shine that makes an elegant and very impressive ebony walking stick. One of the hardest woods and most dense woods it will actually sink in water. This wood was widely used in Paris in the 16th century to make the finest cabinetry for the French bourgeoisie. The Luxurious Ebony wood accented with handcrafted pewter collars makes the ultimate cane that some people refer to as the "Rolls Royce" of walking canes.