The anodizing didn’t dull the metal as much as had been expected.  There’s still plenty of shine, although it certainly isn’t the mirror-polish that was on it before.

The base section that adapts the rubber end cap was anodized black.  It blends very well.

It is very light weight and very strong!

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The cane is nearly complete.  I put a mirror polish on the 7075 aluminum.  I wanted to enjoy the chromed look for a few days before it dulled a little to anodizing.    And, I also wanted the surface to be as smooth and even as possible before it went into that process.  It’s not possible to keep a mirror polish on it.  But, with a light anodizing layer, it will still be reflective and shiny, and still preserved from  7075’s propensity for pitting.  The attached pictures show the un-anodized luster of the polished aluminum.  It’s really very pretty!  This design is working out very well!

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