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The tube umbrella is fitted with a metal shaft.  This type of umbrella gives an elegant and slim finish.  We offer a large range of various types of handles that are not available on a stick or solid umbrella.

With the stick umbrella, the handle and shaft are two separate pieces of wood.  The handle is glued onto the shaft.  The more expensive sticks have handmade springs.  A stick umbrella can either have a tipcup fitted or left without.  This style of umbrella can be used as a walking aid.

A solid umbrella is one continuous piece of wood throughout.  This means the handle and shaft are one piece.  Because solids are one piece of wood they can also be used as a walking aid.  The solid umbrellas are our top of the range of umbrellas.  As with the more expensive sticks, all solid umbrellas also come with handmade springs.  A tipcup cannot be fitted to a solid umbrella, so all solids come with a rubber ring.  All solid umbrellas come with an outside case. 

Please watch the video below of John demonstrating the difference between these types of umbrellas.