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View Poll Results: Do you carry a walking cane?
Always 47 9.96%
Sometimes 191 40.47%
Never 185 39.19%
Concealed Carry is enough 66 13.98%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 472. You may not vote on this poll

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Old August 1, 2014, 01:37 PM   #801
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I have been using a feed store hickory stock cane ($9.00) for 6 years now and that thing is tough. It's got some good dents in it but no cracks. I just cut it to length and shaped the horn to a nice point on a belt sander. I'll put it up against a $75 Canemaster anytime.
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Old August 2, 2014, 10:16 AM   #802
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They are double tough for sure. I love stock show canes from feed stores.
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Old August 3, 2014, 01:54 AM   #803
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Cane making info

Backwoodsman magazine had a great article a few months back about making a homemade steamer to make the wood pliable to bend the crook. I dont log on here as often as I would like but if you want to email me I will try to find the article.Here is their contact info. I am in no way affiliated or associated with this publication or its owner, I just buy the mag at a news stand.

Backwoodsman Magazine
P.O. Box 1740
Fulton, TX 78358

customerservice@backwoodsmanmag.com

http://www.backwoodsmanmag.com/

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Old August 3, 2014, 02:14 AM   #804
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cane stand

Sweet!
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Old August 24, 2014, 09:31 PM   #805
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Love my canes they are just another tool to keep me going.
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Old September 20, 2014, 10:35 AM   #806
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Love some canes .
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Old September 28, 2014, 04:22 PM   #807
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I need a cane to get around these days anyway.
Do not use every day but do keep in the truck a heavy alumnum K-Bar TDI
It's a bit heavy, and a bit long, (need to cut a couple of inches off.)
Figure if I am in a bad area I'll grab the K-Bar.

Figure it's a good step before things escalate to my EDC Glock 26.
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Old October 1, 2014, 06:53 AM   #808
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I am new here and after reading this thread I just ordered a Blackthorn and City Stick from Cold Steel. They came today and I really like them both. The Blackthorn I put a 1" cane tip on and it fits perfectly. The city stick has a cane tip on it. I am 70 years old and weigh 126 lbs and have always felt "vulnerable". Until reading here I never realized the protection that a cane can legally give one and besides they look good walking.

Any suggestions for lessons to learn better how to use the canes for legal protection?
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Old October 1, 2014, 07:29 AM   #809
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Welcome CP.
Do some internet reading on stick/cane fighting
Talk to the local martial arts studio about classes.
Practice.
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Old October 3, 2014, 08:38 PM   #810
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Good advice BikerDoc.
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Old October 21, 2014, 04:39 PM   #811
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Anyone have any experience with that "unbreakable umbrella" that can be used as a cane? Looks pretty.....well....unbreakable.
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Old October 21, 2014, 05:36 PM   #812
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Anyone have any experience with that "unbreakable umbrella" that can be used as a cane? Looks pretty.....well....unbreakable.
It is a good product.

Rather than hijacking this thread, if you use the search function and enter "unbreakable umbrella" you should get a dozen or more threads discussing them.
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Old March 30, 2015, 09:01 PM   #813
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A good cane is a great friend .
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Old March 30, 2015, 09:29 PM   #814
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I choose a staff instead of the cane. I cut a skinny maple tree in the woods during a hiking trip 20 years ago and used my old Rambo knife to cut the bark off it. After the trip I left it in the barn for the next 20 years. About 10 years ago I came across it and decided to make it a project. It is made of about 65 inches of hard rock maple sanded and coated with polyurethane. I put a rubber cane tip on the end towards the ground. I use it on the walks around the neighborhood just in case a dog decides to come after the wife or me. SO far I have never needed to use it, but it does good to keep the pace up. When I get older I can use it to lean against I guess. Oh! I do use it for walking in the woods too. Just a handy tool to have around.
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Old March 30, 2015, 10:00 PM   #815
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Cane Stock Info

Could anyone supply current info on Hickory blanks for making a Bufford Pusser walking/attention getter ?
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Old April 2, 2015, 09:14 AM   #816
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When I'm in DC next week visiting family, I'll have my hickory cane with me. It's a useful alternative when traveling to police states.
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Old April 2, 2015, 07:39 PM   #817
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Could anyone supply current info on Hickory blanks for making a Bufford Pusser walking/attention getter ?
Knock, knock, knock.......Anybody still awake ?

Requested info on Hickory Staff blank for senior citizen cane.

Hello, hello, hello.........Anybody out there ? Maybe better close thread ?
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Old April 3, 2015, 10:31 PM   #818
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Stock canes are great. Go to a good lumber yard for Hickory Stock.
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Old April 5, 2015, 09:33 AM   #819
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Total agreement on the stock canes! My local feed store carries 36" hickory stock canes, as well as longer shepherd's crook canes, also of hickory. I have purchased multiple canes and finished them and given them to family members. They are thick, stout and finish up very nicely.

For a classroom teacher, a cane is a good item to have. It can be used to reach items off high shelves, or to protect the kids if something horrible should happen in the school. For those of us who are no longer in our 20s, it can also be helpful when old injuries trouble us.

Stay safe and be polite!
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Old April 5, 2015, 03:50 PM   #820
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The knee decided to remind me to keep the cane at hand this week. Showed my wife the shepherd's crook at Tractor Supply last week and she is of the opinion it might make a good hiking staff for the boy. even if he chooses to remove the crook. I would leave it myself to use to hook over stuff with and help me along.

Still have not meet the Vietnamese stick fighting instructor that shares the building with the boy's fencing master. He seems never there when we are. Did make a little use of his Pell Man this week and plan to next week as well. Gosh, I am slow compared to 14 year old fencers.

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Old April 6, 2015, 09:10 AM   #821
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I have a cheap sword cane. I bought it on the internet a few weeks ago. It's black, thin steel, with an eagle head. The blade is about 15+ inches long. I've been working on the blade, as it was just a blunt edge. I probably will need to spend another 30 or 40 minutes to get it as sharp as I want it. I paid less than $30 for it. It'll be used as needed.

I went to the doctor several years ago with trouble in my left knee. He ordered Xrays of both knees. I went back a few days later. He told me that my right knee's cartilage was in great shape. When he didn't say anything more, I asked him what about the cartilage in the left knee. He asked, "What cartilage? You don't have enough to find any!" lol
I haven't used the cane yet, but when the knee begins acting up again, I will use it. Most time it will bother me for a couple of weeks twice to three times a year.
It will be legal for me to carry the sword cane because I have a concealed weapons license. In the meantime, I'll continue to carry the little Bersa .380.
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Old April 6, 2015, 09:19 PM   #822
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It will be legal for me to carry the sword cane because I have a concealed weapons license. In the meantime, I'll continue to carry the little Bersa .380.
I'm jealous! I like sword canes, but Texas bans them. If I had one, it would have to stay in the umbrella stand at home.

I realize that a sword cane may be less efficient in changing minds than a 30-36" length of hard-swung hickory, but it has a cool factor that's hard to match. Cold Steel, BTW, sells a heavy duty sword cane that seems to be well liked. I think it runs about $90 or so.

I'll stay with my hickory stock canes. One further use of the shepherd's staff is to cut it, giving you a cane of any length, plus a hickory baton. I've kept mine full length, however. It isn't too heavy for use, and the hook is sometimes useful.

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Old April 7, 2015, 01:41 PM   #823
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In Texas?

Are you saying it's not legal to carry a sword cane in Texas, even with a concealed weapons permit?
Here's a couple of pictures of the cane. Not very good, and didn't wipe the finger/hand prints off before taking these.
The head of the eagle could do some serious damage to a person's head!
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Old April 7, 2015, 02:06 PM   #824
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I've got one similar to that but it has a dragon's head instead of an eagle's head. The eagle head looks much better.

I think sword canes are taboo to carry anywhere in USA but not sure of that. I know it ain't legal here in North Carolina. Concealed Carry Permit here is specific to hand gun only.

Also illegal here in NC to carry a fixed blade knife concealed.
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Old April 7, 2015, 07:01 PM   #825
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Sword Cane

In Tennessee it is a Handgun Carry Permit, which allows concealed or unconcealed handguns only. No other weapon (rifle, shotgun, knife (3'' blade is legal regardless of permit or not), sword, sword cane, etc.) is covered. In fact, a cane carried for use as a club, is not legal. Now, if the cane is used to walk with, but came in handy as a club during a confrontation, well, that's different story.
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