A Dear Deer Cane January 21, 2012 | ephraimblessing Ephraim made this cane for his uncle. The hoof is "real" and the wood from a banister spindle. The hoof was attached using a wood dowel, which is actually metal. The small disc a cross section of antler. The detailing pattern was created with a wood burning tool. The trim material is leather cording, attached with epoxy, covering the seam.