Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

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

    10.0%
  2. Sometimes

    40.5%
  3. Never

    39.2%
  4. Concealed Carry is enough

    14.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. CollinLeon

    CollinLeon member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Messages:
    395
    Location:
    Republic of Tejas
    In my case, I would need to cut male thread on the hickory shaft and then female threads inside the steel T-fitting... I've never seen a tap that could cut that thick of threads in steel that would match with some wood threads...
     
  2. Unkei

    Unkei Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2011
    Messages:
    49
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    Guess I didn't get it. Sorry. Best advice is probably what another suggested. Drill for a steel or wood cross pin. Then glue with a good epoxy on threads and pin. The tap and die are really useful only for all wood Construction. Again, sorry for misunderstanding on my part.
    Unkei
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2012
  3. Unkei

    Unkei Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2011
    Messages:
    49
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    Bad image
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2012
  4. Unkei

    Unkei Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2011
    Messages:
    49
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2012
  5. Tom609

    Tom609 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Messages:
    522
    Location:
    NJ Pinelands
    Hey, to each his own, but i have to agree with Owen and Carl. I see no advantage attracting that kind of attention. My Lolly Smith Blackthorn is my favorite too, and more than enough.
     
  6. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    47,608
    Location:
    0 hrs east of TN
    It is a terrible mistake to craft a cane with a head from an impact tool.
     
  7. Elm Creek Smith

    Elm Creek Smith Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    971
    Location:
    Outrider
    My wife bought me a blackthorn walking stick for Christmas a number of years ago. I still carry it on occasion and when I want to go to the head of lines. For a number of years, my doctor tried just about every kind of NSAID to control my osteoarthritis, but I needed one and sometimes two canes just to get around. After finding Mobic™ (generic is Meloxicam), I rarely need a cane! Right now, my brother has my German hickory cane because his knees are acting up.

    I also have a yellow pine walking stick that would make a good substitute for a quarter staff if just a little short. I use it in the woods.

    ECS
     
  8. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    6,262
    Location:
    Texas
    You never said anything about my hammer head before.... So what brought about the change of Opinion?
     
  9. Steel Talon

    Steel Talon Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    Messages:
    626
    Location:
    Cochise County AZ
    I'm not speaking for HSO, but my thinking maybe smiliar

    Your cane needs to suit you. A hammer head of that style would look cool as HELL! on a cane.

    However most prosecuters are fully aware of the "Harley Tool" that is popular with a certain group of fellas.

    "In my opinion" If you were to crack someone with it, and that action be construed as a non self defence issue, it could go wrong for me (Hypothetically) Due to intent to cause damage. For the same reason I wouldn't have a "Human skull" figure as my my grip either.

    Its like a guy who carries a bat in his car and uses it in a non baseball way. In of itself it can be questioned as intenet.However, with the presence of a ball and glove also in the car it gives support it was tnere for daseball practice etc.
     
  10. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    6,262
    Location:
    Texas
    Well so far I taken it into the courthouse and the local jail and all I have had said to me by LEO's and Judges is cool cane. I made it as a tribute to my Dads 50 years as GC and my 20 years in the business.
     
  11. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    6,262
    Location:
    Texas
    Well the Cane will be my friend from now own, the Dr said I have Osto Arthritis and 80% of my cartilage is gone in my right ankle. The Wife having some issues with me being as she said crippled at 46. We have had a very active lifestyle and a teenage daughter so it seems it is going to be an adjustment.
     
  12. gmh1013

    gmh1013 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    414
    Location:
    Phoenix AZ
    I need a walker

    but use a cane if i dont have to walk far....I also have a power chair....
    I have every back problem known to man
    im only 54
     
  13. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    16,304
    Location:
    Southern Virginia
    God bless you sir, prayers for a life in comfort and happiness.

    On a lighter note do you have flames on you scooter. :) I put some on a friends and it lifted his spirits.

    To keep tnis on topic I just made another cane and carved molan labe on it.
     
  14. Owen Sparks

    Owen Sparks member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2007
    Messages:
    4,524
    I rolled my ankle pretty bad a few weeks back and had to use a cane for real for a couple of days, that is after I got off crutches. It was no fun but the cane did allow me to get where I was going. Sometimes you just have to have it. It was a great comfort knowing that even in my crippled state I could still fight and give a good account of myself with that heavy stick in my hand.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012
  15. CollinLeon

    CollinLeon member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Messages:
    395
    Location:
    Republic of Tejas
    I spent 2 years on crutches and 2 more years with a cane after a motorcycle wreck in '83... Still need a cane sometimes, especially on stairs...

    I still ride though...
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012
  16. ThorinNNY

    ThorinNNY Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Messages:
    532
    Location:
    3 hours North of Syracuse, 2 hours west of Lake Ch
    If I'm on my feet, I have a cane in my hand. I need it due to nerve damage in one leg.
     
  17. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    6,262
    Location:
    Texas
    The nerve damage to my ankle is real pain in the rear. The wife has come around and we are moving ahead in this new stage of our life.
     
  18. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    16,304
    Location:
    Southern Virginia
    Had a hard time coming to grips with my infirmity after my injury.

    Not a biblical passage but something a PT told me.

    It is what it is, dont make it something it is not. Kind of like inovate, adapt, overcome.
     
  19. mutt

    mutt Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2005
    Messages:
    50
    I carry a cane since some sliceing on my back to do repair work .

    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Mutt
     
  20. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    6,262
    Location:
    Texas
    It been a thing I had to pray hard about to get a peace about it. Never would have thought playing sports and working to keep in shape would one day show up to bite me in the butt. I still working out on a bike and doing some lifting but I am taking it easy on the 600 + pound leg presses. I really doubt I will ever load up the machine to that level again. I am going to tape it up and climb one more Mountian before I stop hiking for good this Summer. We climb Enchanted Rock in South Texas every 10 years as a little Tradition in our family. I fear this will be my last time.
     
  21. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    6,262
    Location:
    Texas
    I had a good day with out a cane today. :D
     
  22. Owen Sparks

    Owen Sparks member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2007
    Messages:
    4,524
    I carry a cane because I can legally get away with it in places where my 2A rights have been infringed.
     
  23. Swing

    Swing Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2012
    Messages:
    1,476
    Nope, not old enough to carry a cane. Granted, its not far off. Until then, the 1911 shall work.
     
  24. Owen Sparks

    Owen Sparks member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2007
    Messages:
    4,524
    Yes you are. There is no minimal age limit to carry a cane and it is the ONLY weapon you can carry on an air plane. Maybe you got hurt playing high school football, maybe you didn't, but it does not matter because that is confidential medical information. You can legally cary a cane ANYWHERE.
     
  25. Goosey

    Goosey Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Messages:
    119
    I'm way too young to be carrying a cane or walking stick around, folks would look upon it very strangely in town...
     

Share This Page