The handle of this cane appears to be carved from a single piece of walrus ivory. At the top is a 3” high by 1.5” wide fluted cap. Below this is a hand holding a knob-shaped handle. The hand has a roped sleeve cuff. There is also a roped band at the base of the knob. This is mounted on a highly polished tapered knobby hard wood shaft with a 1.5” nickel and iron ferrule. Nice old patina and wear to both ivory and shaft. Minor checks in ivory and two tiny old chips at roping on base of same, circa 1860, else VG+. Total length 36.5”. A fine example, probably a sailor's handiwork.