This Gentleman’s Walking Stick has a scalloped silver band with the initals S.B -1762 . I have no idea who S.B was but I know he was somewhere between 5’8″ and 6′ tall as I’m 5’10” and it’s the perfect height for me. The original wood is all intack with no gauges or cracks. The only wear I see is up by the loop hole from carrying. I pretty cool and unusual piece.