I am in the process of preparing a new batch of canes, 10 to be precise. For the purposes of hygiene (and also because I love new toys!) they are changed regularly, although there are some I will not part with due to sentimental reasons.
They have been soaked, cleaned and next the knots will be sanded off, the entire length polished then handles affixed. I have yet to decide on a rubber or leather grip. A few of my implements have been made or commissioned by myself, as I find using them a much more personal act than utilising something that has been picked from a shelf.
A fresh posterior under a fresh cane is quite an experience.