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Thomas escreveu:I see no difference between cane and walking cane. It is a matter of preference, taste, personal opinion. A cane has a bent or curved top that is used as a handle. It is generally used to assist the incapacitated in walking and balance, but does not give as much support as a crutch for which it is often used as a substitute. The typical (walking)cane is about hip-high.
A walking stick rarely has a bent or curved top that is used as a handle. The handle (indeed, if it has a handle) is usually a knob of some kind. Although most are about hip-high, it is common among hikers to use one that is about shoulder/head-high. The longer the stick, the more likely it will be called a "walking staff" or "walking stave" (or "hiking staff" or "hiking stave"). Although it assists in walking and balance, it is used less as a substitute for a crutch and more as a fashion statement or an instrument used by unincapacitated people.