I'm old, and after a heart-attack last year I need, at times, to use a cane. I've looked into geting certified in the Cane Fighting Martial Arts - but over $100 for a "fighting cane"? Seriously? Plus I have to pay to fly out and back and pay for hotel, etc. the nearest "certified" Sensei? Sorry ... I think not. LOL I have a sword cane for that price from Cold Steel (longest blade I've seen for the price: http://www.coldsteelarizona.com/p/1/heavy-duty-sword-cane ), a Stockman's cane http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=30e07b03-7b6a-11d5-a192-00b0d0204ae5 I got mine for $8 +S&H, but I lost that link. I also have an exercise cane - Indonesian hardwood, not oak, but $24 not $100 - same grips as the Cane-Fu cane - but mine is 38 in. long with a 1 in. diameter (special order).