Even though the marshmallow tip is the model of choice for most cane users these days, some folks who've been using a cane for a while may be more used to the feel of using their cane with a basic tip - which acts just like a short extention of the cane itself. Our pencil tip is molded out of long-wearing nylon, and is half an inch in diameter, just like the shafts of our folding white canes themselves. And yes, it does have the hook on the end, meaning you can quickly secure it in place, without worrying about it slipping off while crossing the street.
You know what? If you're not too sure which tip you would prefer, you can always grab one of each - switching them around takes but five seconds!
(From the White Canes shelf.)