Irish Masonic Cane
Segmented Bone Shaft
is an unusual silver handled Irish Masonic Cane on segmented bone shaft with
horn or baleen spacers. The Handle or Knob has a 'mushroom cap' top that
extends over an octagonal faceted shank engraved with a Celtic Knot and Floral
design and the Irish Name...LAOAG...one letter on each of the 5 facets.
The top also has engraving which repeats the Celtic and Floral engraving, with
the Masonic Pyramid/Sun/Stars in the center. The Shaft is made of some type of
Bone or possibly Horn, assembled in segments and separated by horn or baleen
spacers, I'm not sure which. The segments of Bone start out small at the
top and get longer as it goes towards the tip, which is a bronze or brass
metal tip. There are no marks that I can see on the handle but it tests
as Silver. Measuring about 32.5 inches long overall, with the handle
itself about 1.5 inches tall by almost 1.5 inches diameter on the top.