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How Many are Now Carrying a Cane?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by the iron horse, Nov 27, 2010.


Do you carry a walking cane?

Poll closed Dec 27, 2010.
  1. Always

  2. Sometimes

  3. Never

  4. Concealed Carry is enough

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. the iron horse

    the iron horse Well-Known Member

    I'm far from a rocking chair, but I'm starting to
    carry a cane out in public.

    It's legal everywhere;)

    You know, years ago, it
    was one item a young man would always have at his side.

    self defense was one of the reasons
  2. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Well-Known Member

    Why not just carry a collapsible baton if you're into that whole skull crushing thing?
  3. wrs840

    wrs840 Well-Known Member

    Do you mean a shootin' cane? ...a stickin' cane, ...or a whompin' cane?

  4. hmphargh

    hmphargh Well-Known Member

    Not Legal in a lot of states, including my own. I fall into the "sometimes" category, but "rarely" would probably be more appropriate.
  5. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

    Yep, it is a nice Oak Stock style cane, works very well.
  6. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    You can explain a cane any time anywhere "Naw, it don't hold me up, just keeps me from falling down sometime.". Not so much a baton.
  7. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    Another seasoned citizen who carries an oaken stock cane=sometimes .
  8. GCBurner

    GCBurner Well-Known Member

    If your beard is turning gray, nobody questions why you're carrying a stick on your walks.

    BADUNAME13 Well-Known Member

    Cold Steel City Stick.

    Give me hell on airlines (I also use it some when I need to be on my feet alot)

    I offer to show my perscription narcodics, scars on my feet, and Retired ID.

    ...Shuts em up.
  10. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    Ya, It comes with age and infirmity. I advise you get some training.
  11. Dave Markowitz

    Dave Markowitz Well-Known Member

    And people frequently open doors for you. :)

    This blackthorn is both a means of support and a self defense weapon.

  12. Carl Levitian

    Carl Levitian member

    My blackthorn has traveled with me to England, Germany, France, Italy, as well as all over the U.S. on airlines. I can't think of another defense tool I can do that with.

    Plus it gives me something to lean on in museums.

  13. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    I've never had a peep said about my cane flying nationally/internationally other than to ask if I needed help through the arch while they scan my cane. I just reply (with a grin and a wink), "I don't need it to hold me up all the time, just to keep me from falling down some of the time. ;)3 knee surgeries, the cost of an overactive youth. :rolleyes:".
  14. Clipper

    Clipper Well-Known Member

    The 6-ounce heads on my sticks can be pretty powerful defensive tools...Like maces.
  15. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    I have a testy right ankle and when it doesn't feel right I carry a cane and I also carry it at night. I have 4 of them.
  16. PTK

    PTK Well-Known Member

    Due to prior injuries, I generally carry a cane with me. The fact it can be used quite effectively as a defensive weapon is incidental. ;)
  17. heron

    heron Well-Known Member

    I do, always -- bad hip. I've never had to use it for anything but support, thankfully. That's bad enough.

    When I started using canes, I found out why they fell out of favor as a fashion accessory -- they're a big bother.
  18. narco99

    narco99 Member

    I sometimes carry a hickory stock cane modified with a striking edge or a custom Barry Dawson sword cane. I also have a Cold Steel Slim stick and Livesay Gray Ghost that I sometime use when hiking. Carried mostly when taking my dogs for a walk.
  19. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

    I have a couple and am about to get another from the family. With a titanium hip, a bad knee and 64 high mileage years on the clock, no one questions my having a heavy,sturdy stick.

    And, no formal training, but 20 years of working in Medium and Max security prisons left me with some practical, hands on experience.
  20. JohnD13

    JohnD13 Well-Known Member

    A back injury and the resuting loss of reflexes in one leg justify the cane. American Cane CO. make a fine one that incidentally make a fine defensive tool. I've actually been "interviewed" by a trooper who thought my blackthorn looked too much like a sword cane/weapon, so now it's a nice maple and cherrywood cane.

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