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Number 2,3 and 4 made by me. The others were made by professional stickmakers. Number 1 is particularly fine.
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What nrands of umbrellas should I look at. I would like something better than the 3 dollar one I have from cvs, but I am not keen on spending over 50. I work in banking so being conservative is a must too.
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Number 2,3 and 4 made by me. The others were made by professional stickmakers. Number 1 is particularly fine.

I'm even more impressed, culverwood. Very well done indeed.

I like your avatar, too. Always been a big fan of Stewart Granger.
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What nrands of umbrellas should I look at. I would like something better than the 3 dollar one I have from cvs, but I am not keen on spending over 50. I work in banking so being conservative is a must too.
Look for a RL or BB sale and you can get a workable umbrella for $50. I actually have a BB that I travel with.
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I sent my SAB to a cuemaker who wrapped the handle with ostrich leather. The pros can treat the leather to be 90% water resistant.

photo please
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Another harsh test for my cherrywood Brigg on Wednesday lunchtime, when it survived a pretty violent wind and rain storm in the City of London. Some places between the tall buildings are real wind tunnels and the rain was coming down in sheets. I had to hang on tight to the Brigg for dear life with both hands but it came through, unlike lots of other umbrellas of all sizes which ended up in bins or at the side of the pavement!
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James Smith Cherrybark

500

500

500

It is made in Italy and could very well have been made by Talarico as suggested by some. The mechanism looks similar to me. But the Smith's is more refined than any of the ready made Talarico umbrellas I saw earlier this year. They could have been made to different standards by the same company. The shafts of the Talarico bark umbrellas that I saw were unfinished and knobby, sans sterling silver collar, not metal tipped and not cut to height. OTOH, the extra refinement doubles the price, if not more.

I was told at James Smith at Cherrybark uncommon but they didn't tell me why. They did say that the bark umbrellas are generally more difficult to manufacture because they have to be grown. The other single piece umbrellas are made from plank wood.

Brigg had similar umbrellas for not much more. But they couldn't box it for me for travel at the store. They did offer to ship it for me from the factory.
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500

Strangely, this kept selling out at their NYC store.
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James Smith Cherrybark

I was told at James Smith at Cherrybark uncommon but they didn't tell me why. They did say that the bark umbrellas are generally more difficult to manufacture because they have to be grown. The other single piece umbrellas are made from plank wood.

True in part as but it is not more difficult to manufacture it is more difficult to manufacture in large numbers to a fixed level of quality, diameter etc. Making a stick or umbrella from a single barked sapling for yourself is not difficult what is difficult is to do it down to a price and to ensure there is some uniformity among the items you produce.

It is easy to put a piece of wood through a machine to plane it to a fixed diameter and then bend, stain and finish those pieces in bulk and although there are still many ash walking sticks made the old fashioned way other wood are less common
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I'm trying to decide whether or not to buy myself a James Smith umbrella - any opinions please. I currently have a Brigg golfer but wondered about something a little more chic, but still sturdy? The pictures above of the J Smith look great.......
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I'm trying to decide whether or not to buy myself a James Smith umbrella - any opinions please. I currently have a Brigg golfer but wondered about something a little more chic, but still sturdy? The pictures above of the J Smith look great.......

I have a James Smith umbrella that I picked up in their London shop about 2 years ago. It is fantastic - navy canopy and solid stick construction. The wood type escapes me. Very sturdy.
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I had a hard time finding Brigg umbrellas in the Philadelphia/NY area. Everywhere I looked in NY that was listed as carrying them no longer had them.

I finally settled on ordering one from Classic Luggage in DC. I wanted a POW in oak with a navy canopy, but that would have taken 8-10 weeks. I needed one now so I purchased a oak with silver in classic black. Pretty happy with it. Maybe when I need a new one in 20 years I will custom order one.
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Some canes / walking sticks.




Cow Horn on Hazel




Buffalo Horn on Hazel




Burr Ash on Ash




Burr Elm on Rose




Rams Horn on Rose




Rams Horn on Hazel




Eagle headed cane.
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Number 2,3 and 4 made by me. The others were made by professional stickmakers. Number 1 is particularly fine.

Awesome.
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The shafts of the Talarico bark umbrellas that I saw were unfinished and knobby, sans sterling silver collar, not metal tipped
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Actually Talarico uses a real horn tip instead of metal, not meant to last, but very nice
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