This is a hand crafted kooboo rattan punishment cane and we call it aptly as 'The Schoolmistress' which was wielded by Senior Schoolmistresses and Schoolmasters in English Public and State schools during the days of school corporal punishment in England.
This is the traditional and quintessential English Crook Handle Punishment Cane which was typically in use in English schools of yesteryears by schoolmistresses and schoolmasters who were empowered to administer corporal punishment. It is the essential and sought after accessory for school role-plays and school parties and historical English school reenactments.
The Schoolmistress Cane is among the best of our traditional English crook handled school canes. If you are looking for the best English School cane with crook handle, look no further than this. This traditional English school cane is a little complex than our other canes to make and hence we will always have very limited supply of these available.
The English crook handled Schoolmistress cane is approximately 36 inches long (90 cms) and approximately 10 mm thick. (actual measurements can vary from 35-37" (88-93 cms) in length and 9.25-9.75 mm in thickness due to the nature of the raw material. Length is measured from top center of the crook handle to the tip of the cane)
It is soaked and treated in linseed oil, hand sanded at the knots and the business tip rounded off and stained and finished in two coats polyurethane coating.
The Schoolmistress cane is one of our premium grade rattan punishment canes.
What is a Premium Grade cane? Advantages of Linseed Oil treatment
You might wonder what a premium grade cane is and why there is a premium in price for a premium grade cane versus an almost similar cane we offer at a lower price point and what is the advantage of treating a rattan cane with linseed oil. We will try to answer your questions.
First off, we use the best lengths of rattan for our premium grade canes. While we carefully select our rattan lengths for ALL the canes we sell, the best lengths in terms of rattan quality and characteristics are used to make our premium grade canes. Then we immerse and soak these rattan lengths in linseed oil for a period of 4 to 6 weeks. Rattan is a fibrous plant material and almost similar to the root of a plant which has inner capillaries to absorb water or other liquids. This is evident from looking at a typical cross section of rattan (at the ends) and you will see these fibrous nature and inner capillaries of rattan. By immersing and saturating the rattan in linseed oil, they are filled with the viscous linseed oil which can remain inside for a very long time unlike water or steam where the moisture evaporates much quicker over time making the rattan cane dry and brittle and more prone to breakage. Linseed oil evaporates much slower compared to water which will keep the cane nicely supple and flexible and impart weight and make it less prone to breaking as dryness is the nemesis of rattan and the prime reason why a cane might crack or break over time.
While our finishing process with polyurethane seals the moisture from water/steam or linseed oil, linseed oil will last a much longer time, perhaps years depending on your environs and how you store your canes and this results in a much superior rattan cane that can be serviced for several years if not decades. All rattan canes are prone to breaking at some is the harsh reality but a linseed oil treated cane can last several years if not decades with proper care and storage. The small premium in price you pay upfront for a linseed oil treated cane is a sound investment especially if you want your rattan cane to last longer.
**Please do note that the cane(s) depicted in the pictures is an example and not the exact or identical product you will receive. The pictures depict an example of a similar cane you will receive and the actual product might look different in color and shape owing to the nature of the product. Kooboo rattan is a natural plant material and no two canes are identical in physical dimensions and characteristics.**
***Please note that all our products are strictly sold as novelty collector items and/or theatrical props. Any misuse or improper use of the product other than the intended and explicitly stated purpose of this product is entirely at the discretion and choice of the buyer and seller assumes no responsibility for any injury or harm that may result from improper usage other than the explicitly stated and intended purpose of the product. ***
2-5 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
We take custom orders on some of our products after we have discussed it with the customer. Send us a Convo. Custom Orders can take 5 to 15 business days to complete before shipment and this will be determined and agreed upon prior to placing a custom order. All orders must be paid in full before we start any custom orders. Custom Orders are not refundable or returnable.
We also take wholesale orders on our dragon canes. Contact us for details
We have the list of countries we ship to. If you don't see your country, don't despair. We might be able to ship you on a case by case basis depending on where you live. Send us a Convo for shipping estimates to your country using a fully trackable USPS service OR Fedex.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Due to the form factor of canes, the length and features like a crook handle or loopy cane affects how a cane can be shipped to your country. The shipping charges reflected for your country is dictated by the length of the cane and/or features. USPS Priority Mail Int'l runs $45-55 depending on the country and we offer nominal add in cost for each additional cane. Don't ask us why shipping is expensive. We don't control International Postage.
All our canes and implements are shipped discreetly in plain USPS Mailing tubes OR Brown Picture Mailing tubes. The tubes are sealed on all sides using packing tape to avoid any accidental peekers (unless of course it is the Customs department in your country). Full privacy and discreetness is assured in every cane we ship domestically and internationally.
No. We DO NOT offer local pickups. We are 100% online shop with no brick & mortar shopfront so all our canes will be shipped by mail regardless of whether you live in Australia or a few blocks from us.
We offer Priority Mail Express as a standard upgrade on all our domestic shipments. Fedex delivery is available on request. Enquire for costs.
INT'L EXPEDITED OPTIONS: We offer USPS Priority Mail Express Int'l (EMS Service) as an option depending on the max length of the canes you pick. Enquire if this option is available to your country based on what your selections are and for costs. This option is limited at 90-95 cms for most countries we ship EXCEPT Canada, EU (without UK) & Schengen nations in Europe
Fedex option is available to ALL countries we ship. Enquire for costs and an individual personalized shipping quote based on your selections.
STANDARD & UPGRADE SHIPPING OPTIONS
Domestic (All Canes): USPS Priority Mail (Default) USPS Priority Mail Express (Upgrade for extra $$)
International (All Canes) USPS Priority Mail Int'l (Default)
We no longer offer First Class Int'l service due to recent postal changes for the service as of August 2019.
USPS Priority Mail Express Int'l upgrade is available
The above postage is reflected in the Standard Shipping Costs
SELECT OPTIONS (ENQUIRE FOR COSTS)
USPS Priority Mail Express (EMS) & Fedex is available to select countries for all our canes. Enquire for costs.
Shipping to India, S.Africa, Panama & Costa Rica by USPS PRIORITY MAIL ONLY for all our canes (no need to upgrade)
TERMS OF SALE: All our canes are strictly sold as collector item/memorabilia.. Any other use beyond the stated purpose of 'collector item/memorabilia', the buyer assumes full responsibility for the result of their actions or manner in which they use the cane. Our canes DO NOT come with any warranty against breakage or cracking if used in consensual impact play including swishing them. We are unable to offer a 'breakproof/crackproof' rattan cane until Mother Nature bestows us with such a rattan. We craft all our canes with carefully picked material but this is an implement that can be short lived in the hands of a novice or unskilled hand. Please do not send us requests for replacements or refunds if the cane got to you in one piece.
Rattan Canes are crafted out of rattan, a soft fibrous natural material which have natural tendencies to arc and curve itself. If you are looking for a perfectly straight cane, look elsewhere for something not crafted out of rattan.
Our canes are hand crafted products made out of a natural material that is prone to have lack of uniformity by the very nature of the material. They don't roll out of an assembly line with engineers precision checking it for straightness and uniformity.
If you are new to rattan canes, be fully aware of the natural characteristics of rattan that are inherent to the material and there is no such thing as a straight as arrow rattan cane. If that is what you want, then look elsewhere for synthetic canes.
We do not accept any returns or exchanges on our canes for health and hygiene reasons owing to the personal nature of the product. Do send us a convo/email if you have any issues within 24 hrs of delivery.
Orders once shipped cannot be cancelled without incurring a 20% restocking fee and cost of shipping. If you changed your mind after placing the order, send us a convo/email as soon as you can before we ship your cane and we can accomodate your requests within reason if the product has not shipped out yet.
If you have a package damaged in transit or in non receipt, please contact us and we'll help you with the insurance claim with the carrier (in case of damage) or help you with a replacement shipment (in case of loss in transit)
Our canes are sought after gifts for that special someone who will be using them on you and we often mail our canes as gifts.
Your gift recipient's name and address should be on the 'SHIPPING ADDRESS' which might be different than your billing address and you need to take care of this prior to payment. DO NOT send us messages after the payment and ask us to mail it to a different address than what is on the 'shipping address'. You need to address this prior to payment and the payment processor has to authorize your specified shipping address.
We will not entertain any requests for alternate shipping address if you
do not take care of this prior to payment. This applies to your gift recipients in a different country than you as well
Whether you are a domestic or international customer, we offer combined shipping discounts on all multiple order canes. To Avail combined shipping discounts, add all your items to the cart and check out all at once when you are done.
International Customers, as some of our canes have to ship only by USPS Priority Mail (much faster than First Class), anything you add to them will also ship by the same class of service in the same package.
THERE IS NO NEED TO UPGRADE SHIPPING ON YOUR ADDITIONAL ITEMS IF ANY ONE OF YOUR CANES SHIPS BY PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL. This includes crook handled canes, canes over 90 cms and Loopy canes. Just add the additional canes to the same cart and all items will ship by same class of service.