Sjambok carry for the modern gentleman


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Pax Jordana
July 24, 2008, 09:51 AM
Gentlemen (antiquated gentlemen need not apply, per title),

I know at least one person here claims to carry a sjambok. There may be others. Still more of us have seen them carried and used. My question is, how is the sjambok carried nowadays? Slung over the back, samurai style? In the hands like a swagger stick? I read somewhere long ago about carrying it in the sleeves of a coat or in the belt loops - how feasible is that? (my answer: not very - maybe I should have bought the shorter one:))

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JShirley
July 24, 2008, 10:25 AM
I had one for a while. It was barely longer than a walking stick, so I carried it like one...

White_Fox
July 29, 2008, 07:16 AM
I carry one everyday, everywhere.. True it really needs some sort of belt scabbard... but for now I just carry it in my right hand just below the handle grip. Forced under Unconstitutional law to leave my gun home :( so this is my only option until Americans have enough and start [working to fix the problem.]

Green Lantern
August 6, 2008, 11:36 AM
Y'know, I was toying with the idea of trying to write a "Sherlock Holmes in modern times" short story. His hunting crop was gonna be replaced with a Sjambok. ;)

I don't own one myself, but would LIKE to own one. I'm not sure about carry, which is why I was glad to see this thread.

For the story, I was thinking of having Holmes bend it double and stick it in his belt, in the back.

By the way...of the two sizes (42" and 54" IIRC), which one do you guys think would be more practical to own?

GunTech
August 6, 2008, 11:58 AM
I have several, and finally cut one down to about 3 feet and did a paracord wrap handle. It carries well and has dissuaded the occasional dog.

Pax Jordana
August 6, 2008, 12:54 PM
of the two sizes (42" and 54" IIRC), which one do you guys think would be more practical to own?

42''. The 54 gives you a foot more reach, but that's another foot you have to carry/conceal/run down the back of your boxers.

As the spartans said, it's long enough if you'd stand a little closer :)

I own the 54, as does my buddy (weapons make good birthday gifts) and neither of us can figure out a way to carry it. Over the shoulder modern-ninja style makes for a very clumsy draw unless you have a 54-inch reach, and stuck in the belt as one would a sword makes it drag. I suppose running it through two belt loops (a la horizontal carry) could be worked.

Guntech, can we get pictures of your three-foot sjambok? If it's only three feet long is it any better than a stick of similar length?

CWL
August 6, 2008, 01:39 PM
If we're talking about real sjamboks from Africa, some of them are braided like a belt and are worn around the waist.

Green Lantern
August 7, 2008, 12:26 AM
42''. The 54 gives you a foot more reach, but that's another foot you have to carry/conceal/run down the back of your boxers.

As the spartans said, it's long enough if you'd stand a little closer

LOL, I like that! :D Forty-two it is, then!

BTW, I was talking of the Cold Steel "plastic" ones

GunTech
August 15, 2008, 10:12 PM
The short sjambok is easy to use and can deliver quite a blow compared with its size and weight.

http://guntech.com/misc/sjambok.jpg

the foot
August 15, 2008, 10:55 PM
Mine (40") stands in the corner by a three foot piece of rebar in my office. College profesors are not allowed to carry on campus. But nobody says we cannot defend ourselves.

pictoblu
August 16, 2008, 08:25 PM
"My question is, how is the sjambok carried nowadays? Slung over the back, samurai style? In the hands like a swagger stick? "



Girlfriend carries hers kinda like a swagger stick. In her hand.

An older Cold Steel one.

But I changed the grip on it. As described at some website, can't remember which, drill a hole and use parachord instead of whatever was stock grip on it.

Tully M. Pick
August 17, 2008, 01:05 PM
I figured you guys would get a kick out of this. Those sjamboks seem to be some pretty decent tools. "Excessive force" when 30 teenagers trespass on your property seems to indicate that they can be a pretty effective deterrent.

Full article here: Gatecrashers flee whip-wielding dad (http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/gatecrashers-flee-whipwielding-dad/2008/08/16/1218307309535.html)

A MARAUDING gang of teenage gatecrashers got more than they bargained for when an angry householder used a whip to eject them from his 16-year-old son's party.

Dion Driman pulled out a South African sjambok when more than 30 youths attempted to storm into the party at the rear of his home at Wahroonga in Sydney's north.

Now he may face police charges for using excessive force to drive the youths from his home last Saturday night.

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