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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. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    It is working great.
  2. royal barnes

    royal barnes Well-Known Member

    I walked with a cane for a couple of years but recently went to a walking/ hiking stick. I have one I made and a couple that were given to me. I find that it helps the pain and fatigue in my back if I am standing erect when I am walking rather than slightly bent for my hand to rest on a cane handle. I have my hiking sticks cut to a height that I can rest both hands on top of if I need the support when I am standing. My 4 canes now sit in the corner.
  3. Dirty Bob

    Dirty Bob Well-Known Member

    Glad it's working for you, Royal. I like hiking sticks also, but generally find a cane blends in better. I recently bought a 5-foot shepherd's crook (stock cane) from a local feed store that might serve your needs and would look like a somewhat tall "cane."

    Dirty Bob
  4. craftsman

    craftsman Well-Known Member

    I placed the order for the Cold Steel Irish Blackthorn Walking Stick and non-returning boomerang last night ... from Amazon - - cost avoided shipping, and about $45! Should be in in about a week! I have a friend who used to encase .40 and .50 cal. 3 ft and 4 ft. T-6061 aircraft aluminum tubes in wood to make a walling stick blowgun. I have one he made for me - looks amazing!
  5. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

  6. Cooldill

    Cooldill Well-Known Member

    No... I don't carry a cane because I don't need one for medical reasons.

    I do carry a .38 revolver.
  7. craftsman

    craftsman Well-Known Member

    I received the "boomerang" last night. Have not had a chance to play with it as yet. It is huge! Well over 2 ft. wide, and heavy. It WILL leave a mark on anything it hits.

    If properly thrown, I expect: (a.) It can go 100 yards in a clearing (will head to the HS football field this weekend to play and verify distance), (b.) it can easily break a deer leg, (c.) it can take out most small game (raccoon, squirrel, 'possum, rabbit, goose, pheasant, quail, duck, etc.) ... IN A SURVIVAL SITUATION (don't need folks reminding me that its not legal to hunt with in Pennsylvania). Did some research on "rabbit stick" - that's what this is most like.

    Can't wait for the Blackthorn cane to arrive.
  8. Cocked & Locked

    Cocked & Locked Well-Known Member

    I'm interested in what you think about the CS Blackthorn...kinda wanting one.
  9. Carl Levitian

    Carl Levitian member

    "No... I don't carry a cane because I don't need one for medical reasons.

    I do carry a .38 revolver."

    That's fine, guns work well. Until you go fly someplace on vacation that does not allow them. Even if the Peoples Republik Of Maryland had CCW, I could never have taken my gun with me to Rome on our tour of the Colosseum. Or our vacation to England, where I got to browse the British Museum for a whole 2 days. But my walking stick went everywhere, even on the plane.
  10. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    I got my cold steel blackthorn cane and I love it as I posted earlier Get one and you will love it , they are made like a tank.
  11. Carl Levitian

    Carl Levitian member

    Is the Cold Steel blackthorn molded all in one piece of plastic?

    I guess it should be at least as durable as a plastic night stick the police use.
  12. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    Carl it is Solid plastic polycarbonate and flexes very little. I wacked it good on some trees and it just fine.
  13. skoro

    skoro Well-Known Member

    I'm in my 60s and have some minor ankle and shoulder issues. Up until last week I hadn't given much thought to using a cane, but I went out and bought a sturdy hickory crook, even though I don't really need it to hoof around.

    I just like the notion of having something in those circumstances when I can't legally carry.
  14. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    Once you get one you find uses for tons of things.
  15. Nom de Forum

    Nom de Forum Well-Known Member

    I bought my Nasco stock cane two years ago purely for use as a confiscation proof defensive weapon. Just weeks after shaping the crook, cutting the length, and staining, it came in real handy when a Lab attacked my Shi-tzu. Two weeks ago for the first time in my life I experienced sciatica pain so severe high doses of NSAIDs and the cane were necessary for me to walk any distance. I think it is time to buy another cane so I have one to use and one to lose.
  16. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    They are addictive. I got at least 12 including a custom hand saw on made of Maghony.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2014
  17. craftsman

    craftsman Well-Known Member

    Carl, You're just a kid! LOL - just turned 63. I received my CS Blackthorn 2 days ago. Its molded onepiece of polypropelene. Heavy! (28 oz), and the faux rootball handle is not as comfortable as the derby handled or crook handle cases. It will pass TSA, but needs a tip (over sized, probably a chair not a cane tip). It is brutal!

    Non de Forum, Check out the NASCO elephant cane (1-1/8 in. diam, $12, the stock cane is 7/8 in.

    If you've seen the "Cane-Do" website ... they sell a fighting cane (1" diam oak with extra wide crook, special grip grooves on the ends, gloss finish, crook end narrow to dig into flesh) for about $100. I got one that is identical (but made of Oriental hardwood) for 1/4 of the price. Caveat Emptor!

    I'll have to take a picture of my collection and post it.
  18. Nom de Forum

    Nom de Forum Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the recommendation but I am way ahead of you. About an hour before you posted I order two heavy rounds and one elephant cane from NASCO. They are so inexpensive that for the same shipping price you might as well order more than one. I am completely pleased by the heavy round I already have so why not to more, but I also decided I wanted "to see the elephant" pun intended.:D
  19. Cocked & Locked

    Cocked & Locked Well-Known Member

    Game of billiards anyone?

    I carry a cane at all times...need to. :scrutiny:

    Here are two I made with pool balls. Obviously a cue ball and eight ball. The shafts are 36" x 1" oak. The balls add another 2" for 38" overall length.


  20. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    Those cue ball canes will leave a Mark.

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