The "bundu basher" tip was designed in South Africa for traveling through the bush ("bundu" in Afrikaans) and introduced to America by Moira Higgerty.
The tip can be slid along the ground in a snake-like fashion, going from side to side with the end of the tip leading the way, as demonstrated here in a wooded pathway in Maryland.
Being curved allows the tip to slide over rough terrain without getting jammed.
Grateful appreciation to Cecilia Warren for being photographed for this illustration.
The following photos were taken in South Africa [photos courtesy of Moira Higgerty]
In the photos below, the man is following the fence to locate the opening to his church in his South African village.
The Bundu Basher Tip is ideally suited for this task as well as trailing along brush because even though the tip is curved to allow it to glide, it is open-ended so it is not hard to it pull out and dis-entangle when it goes into the openings in the fence or bushes.
The Bundu Basher Tip is sometimes also used in urban environments.
The gentleman in the photos below requires the Bundu Basher tip to travel in his rural village and, rather than switch tips once or twice a month when he goes to pay bills and do his shopping, he uses the same tip when traveling to his local town.
Where can I get a bundu basher tip?
The Bundu Basher is sold by its manufacturer, Bevria (based in Australia). It fits both the WCIB (aluminum) and Ambutech (graphite) canes.
Their website address is www.bevria.com and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.