The name, Third Leg, is inspired by the riddle of Oedipus and the Sphinx:
What goes on four legs in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs in the evening?
The solution: A human, who crawls on all fours as a baby, walks on two legs as an adult, and walks with a cane in old age.
Half our sticks are sold to collectors and the other half to users.
Collectors tend to buy groupings to display on walls. Some collect theme based sticks such as birds or
Florida imagery while others prefer a more random variety.
All our sticks are constructed of hard maple, painted with the finest acrylics,
and varnished or waxed. Each cane or walking stick we create is a work of art. Those who use them
for support, consider them fabulous fashion statements. Each stick has its own personality that
creates a special identity for the user/owner. Should you like to commision an item contact us.
Available canes can be purchased via paypal through this site.
Third Leg is one of many arms of the South Jersey Museum of Curiosities, also known as SJMOC LLP.
Debra Sachs and Marilyn Keating started creating unusual canes and sculptural walking sticks as a side interest
that was partly inspired by Debra's sister-in-law who needed use of a cane and refused to walk around
using an ugly medical device. We thought the same concerns were probably true for others.
Started in 1999, Third Leg has exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
and the Evanston Craft Exposition.
Our collection of canes and sticks was exhibited at Moore of Art and Design, Philadelphia, in 2003.