Hmmm. So, Kevin, you seem to be saying there is no way of telling if a Strathearn weight was made in 1964 or in 1980 :?
But in my observations I have noticed a great variety in the quality of Strathearn canes, some quite small and detailed and others quite large and simple - those I tend to call the 'dolly mixture' type. Are you saying that there is no distinction between these? That *all* these canes were likely to have been used at any time throughout the '60's and '70's?
If I have understood you, it is only possible to say that if a weight has Vasart canes it is likely to be early, and if it has some of the identifyably later canes it is likely to be - obviously enough :roll: - late, right?
Do you know if there is a book I could get, or is it best, as Gareth suggests, to just keep looking at Richard's website?
And Gareth, what you say about silence is very true. However, being thick again :oops: , I'm afraid I don't see what you mean by it in this context. Care to explain?