Walking Sticks / Staffs... These are making a huge comeback! I don't think they were ever truly gone just that it's much easier to walk into a store and purchase a pre-made cane. Walking sticks can be customized to the individual and are almost always so much more comfortable and easy to use than a manufactured walking cane.
Wood Spirit Sticks by Shawn Cipa. These examples are carved of maple. The maple stick is strong, lightweight once seasoned, and the carving shows up well against the dark brown bark. Nice curling too !