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Cane As Weapon: Optimal Diameters & Weights ?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by PeteCress, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Drail

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    There's nothing like a nice piece of hickory........ See hand. See knife in hand. Smash wrist into splinters........
     
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  2. Deltaboy1984

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    I got a post maul handle for that!
     
  3. Drail

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    But the TSA won't allow you to board an aircraft with a post maul handle (I have no idea why not when they will let me carry my 1 1/4 in. hickory cane on without question)
     
  4. Deltaboy1984

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    I converted mine into a knob head cane . And since I medically disable now TSA can't afford an ADA complaint.
     
  5. Sox

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    Love these posts! Along these lines has anyone come upon the measurments of the canes, or sticks employed by Professor Vigny? I have read a bunch of his stuff, but actually description, measurment or clear pictures/drawings are lacking. Better still, does anyone know if there exist a “true” vigny stick or cane?

    Also would love to see pics of those homemade efforts or modded canes.

    Thanks!
     
  6. hso

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    The Vigny cane was described as a standard Malacca with a metal ball head. Length would be dictated by the distance between the user's relaxed wrist and the ground so the cane would be at the required length for walking comfortably. The use of Malacca would make for a fast springy defensive tool that would be durable and resistant to breakage on impact. Rattan would be a reasonable alternative, if not as attractive.
     
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  7. Jesse Heywood

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    Resilience and durability describe the construction of the Cold Steel Dragon. Made from polypropylene. In a near fall my dragon kept me from hitting the floor. In a brief glimpse during the fiasco there was a deflection of about six inches while my 340 lb body was supported. And the cane returned to its original shape.
     
  8. Deltaboy1984

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    Cold Steel Canes are great performers!
     
  9. tactikel

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    I favor a straight grain hickory cane 1 1/8" crook style from Purple Heart Armory. Beautiful wood, incredibly strong, affordable.
     
  10. George P

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    You don't need a cane, you need a Shillelagh, especially a nice Blackthorn one.

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  11. Kingcreek

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    I prefer a staff to a cane and I’ve made several from black locust. One I made from ash was surprisingly strong and fast but lighter.
    My next one will be Osage orange. I have some planks that have been aging in the barn for 10 years.
    I have traveled with a walking staff with no issues. I have a titanium knee but I walk just fine with no limp except when I go through security. Over 60 and grey hair and nobody looks twice at me.
     
  12. hso

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    Expensive
     
  13. George P

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    Quality isn't always cheap, and that will put a hurt on an attempted robber.
     
  14. NMPOPS

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    Right now due to medical issues I can't/won't carry concealed. I keep my 642 handy at home but since I take pain meds (5 weeks into Chemo) carrying outside of the house is not an option. So i carry one of my home made hickory / black locust canes. Don't really need them to walk but I do like them and at 65 no one questions them.
     
  15. Thibaut

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    Americancane says, "The off set T has a very normal appearance, but has the functionality of a side-handle baton, permitting the cane to be spun and swung like the classic PR-24 police baton." Maple, walnut, hickory, cherry. You choose. Custom sized. Good luck and take good care.
     
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