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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 March 7, 2013, 09:38 PM   #676
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Nice canes.
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Old March 8, 2013, 06:20 PM   #677
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They look great, USAF Vet! I really like the white one...
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Old March 8, 2013, 08:32 PM   #678
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I like the irregularity of the threads/twists of the white, and the color of the green.
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Old March 9, 2013, 01:35 AM   #679
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Thanks. I will be sending one out to a THR member for an unbiased trial some time next week. Keep your eyes open for his review. I'm planning some more torture tests of my own and will be posting that as well to give folks an idea of just how tough these things are.
Just for S&G, part of the torture test will involve my .22, 9mm, AR-15 & .30-06

To give you some idea of what they have already been through, I've hacked them up with a machete, and have covered them in peanut butter and let my American Bulldogs chew on them. I'll drag one down the road behind the truck, and have a bunch of other tests to try and wreck one.
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Old March 9, 2013, 02:28 AM   #680
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Thanks. I will be sending one out to a THR member for an unbiased trial some time next week. Keep your eyes open for his review.
I've got an out-of-state flight scheduled for the end of this month. I'm definitely going to bring it with me on the plane. I'm curious if anyone will question why I have it.

Can't wait - I'm really excited about this.
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Old March 20, 2013, 09:53 PM   #681
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Canes are now in every car and around the house.
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Old March 20, 2013, 11:34 PM   #682
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Canes are now in every car and around the house.
Same here. I've got'em in the Ram, Jeep, and Durango. Got'em everywhere...all around the house.

Got some I made with cue ball and eight balls on the handle end. Got'em with hame balls handles, deer antler handles, etc., etc.

Got a matched pair of 37" hickory stock canes that I put Colt pistol grip medallions in. Fine brace of Colts.

I've got some I've lost off the 4-wheeler while in the woods hunting. Still got the one you can see on the back rack of the 4-wheeler here though.


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Old March 21, 2013, 10:16 PM   #683
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Old April 29, 2013, 03:32 PM   #684
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I have recently had to use a cane due to the indiscretions of my youth. For variety I have picked up some 'walking sticks' from a range of establishments, Cold Steel has some nice ones for walking and self defense, there are several knife makers that make some very nice walking sticks and staffs. I found one company out of South Africa that makes some very nice and unique walking sticks, bought one for my birthday present, very pleased
[ www.burgerknives.com]
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Old April 30, 2013, 11:44 AM   #685
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[QUOTESame here. I've got'em in the Ram, Jeep, and Durango. Got'em everywhere...all around the house.
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LOL, Got the same vehicles and a bunch all over the only regret is that I only have 5 left as I must have given away 4 dozen or so .
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Old April 30, 2013, 01:28 PM   #686
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bikerdoc...

Sounds like we prefer the same kind of rolling stock!

I've given a couple of sticks away. I end up loosing some of them. I've left them hanging on tree limbs when I'm hunting and bounced them off the 4-wheeler. The ones hanging in a tree are easy to recover.

I made one from mountain laurel probably 30 years ago before I really needed a stick...I just found them handy at times.

I kept up with that one for 25 years and bounced it off somewhere while I was deer hunting. Never found it.
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Old April 30, 2013, 05:16 PM   #687
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Got this Blackthorn from Ireland via EBay. When I went to the Social Security office in 2006, the security guard asked if I had any weapons. I told him I had a pocket knife, which had a blade over 2" which was not allowed. I left and put the knife in a flowerpot by the elevator. Anyway, I went to the Social Security office and had my cane with me. Asked if I had any weapons, I said no. When I left, I was going to ask the guard if he thought the cane could be a weapon, decided to not press my luck. If I had to choose between the knife or cane, cane hands down.

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Old April 30, 2013, 06:21 PM   #688
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Nice looking blackthorn. Mine doesn't have as sharp protrusions where the roots were, and isn't as shiny. It came from lollysmith.com.
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Old April 30, 2013, 07:23 PM   #689
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Nice Blackthorn.
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Old November 26, 2013, 10:08 PM   #690
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Anybody got any new canes ??????
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Old November 26, 2013, 11:13 PM   #691
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No new ones here. Every year before Christmas I tape one of mine up with red and white to look like a candy cane. It'll be new in appearance for a few weeks.
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Old November 30, 2013, 08:49 PM   #692
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I been working on some Tractor Supply Company ones from time to time.
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Old December 3, 2013, 10:25 AM   #693
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I don't carry a cane, but when hiking I sometimes carry a 3-section height-adjustable camera monopod that I've adapted to serve a a "binocular-prop". When fully extended it is better than 5 feet long -- more than enough to serve as a hiking staff for negotiating rough spots and etc.

Should I have to whack something with it, it would no longer be adjustable. But the "whackee" would certainly remember the incident...
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Old December 3, 2013, 10:32 PM   #694
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My Chiropractor got me going most of the time , but every rig got at least one cane. The bum right ankle still has a mind of it own but I have become was more in tune with it.
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Old December 8, 2013, 08:52 AM   #695
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It is good to see this thread is still active. I answered "sometimes" when the poll was active. My knee reminded me twice, in the past week, that I will soon be needing a stick, staff, or cane on stairs and slopes.
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Old December 10, 2013, 09:01 PM   #696
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Yep Father Time is hard on us all.
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Old December 11, 2013, 08:48 AM   #697
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Now that snow is on the ground my fokos accompanies me on every trip to the barns and tree stand. Go here for pictures: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=710029

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Old December 11, 2013, 10:46 AM   #698
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If you need a cane for medical reasons, picking a cane that can withstand use defensively is a useful consideration.

If you don't need it medically it is the primary consideration.

BTW, the "bariatric" canes (heavy folks canes) are steel and look like heavier gauge aluminum canes.
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Old December 11, 2013, 10:52 PM   #699
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You have to try hard to break those TSC Stock Canes and the elephant canes too.
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Old December 12, 2013, 02:47 PM   #700
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Several years ago I picked up a sword cane for my aging father and later replaced it with a Cold Steel Blackthorn Replica made from some kind of polymer that is as tough as you can get. While I carry my .45 everywhere I can the Blackthorn cane is now mine since my father passed away at age 91 on May 3rd this year. Wow I miss him but I've got the cane here and with my grey beard no one questions me carrying Dad's cane. I think of Dad everytime I pick up that cane and they are great memories of a wonderful man. He and Mom were married 71 years and it's now up to me to take care of her. She has Alzheimer's and is in a nursing home. Dad never had to use that cane but he was proud to carry it because he knewd whether it be man or beast he could whack the fool out of anything meaning to do him harm.
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