The Aucuro Walking Stick was developed over three years and has been designed to meet strict Australian Standards. Many prototypes were used to assess the usability and ergonomics leading to various iterations to the shape and material of the handle. Leather over metal and wood (American Walnut) were explored for the handle. Finally after prototyping each type it was decided through use and testing that a wooden handle offered superior robustness and longevity and met the requirement of having a timeless aesthetic.
To fulfil the desire to have a shaft with a minimalist tapered aesthetic without visible adjustment holes, a significant engineering challenge was undertaken. A solution was required where the 2 shafts were rigidly held but still able to be smoothly and easily adjusted for different height people. The final solution was to custom shim every individual stick using a proprietary shimming system in combination with piston technology developed by Aucuro.
The unique form is Design registered in Australia (Design 202213012) and also has a Chinese Design Patent ZL 202230788956.8