Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by the iron horse, Nov 27, 2010.
Fixed that eye in post #849. Eye can see clearly now.
Cool cane and a nice eye.
Made a drift wood cane .
Using canes and walking sticks when I go walking for exercise. I just don't trust my right ankle anymore.
Got a new cane. The Spousal unit and Childlings returned from the M-I-L's place in Aridzona with a dogwood cane. It is actually maybe and inch or inch and a half to long for me so will be getting cut a little. Seems the handle end is made from the root ball but I am not sure.
Cameras are "Somewhere in the luggage" so no picture yet.
Wife carried it in hand on both Aridzona to Dallas leg and Dallas to Florida leg. She did put it in the over head bin once at her seat.
She had one of those Pioneer Trek changes in Dallas (on the way out only two gates over and on the way back apperrently in another county) and struggling along with the kids, carry on , and my new cane one of the courtesy carts saw her and assumed she was disabled and needed a riddle. She argues but the Texan insisted he giver her and the kids a ride so the Trek was not too bad.
As it turned out after five hours driving last night to go back and forth to Orlando International in her van, I needed the cane today.
I don't trust my right ankle, left ankle, or left knee. I carry a cane all-the-time.
I've got one on the back rack of my 4-wheeler here riding piggy back.
Growing older is not for cowards. NICE HOGS.
The cane I carry is made by Cold Steel. It is not legal. I do not care..... Seems odd to me that I can legally carry a .45 Automatic but not that cane...
What cane are you speaking of Tark?
I use a Cane all the time and a walker when on long excursions. Never had a problem with them in airports at all. and it wil whack the tar out of someone if need be.
got that right!
There is an oriental store near where I live that carries the coolest canes. They look like something a villain would have, but cooler I could never pull it off, but it would be cool to see someone rock it.
The only "illegal" canes I know of are sword canes, and IIRC Cold Steel makes a couple.
How about the Remington Arms dog headed .22 RF walking cane of the late 1800's?
As it happens I was looking at a cut away drawing of one last night in a old Gun Digest Annual.
I wonder if Professor Moriarity's air gun cane would be illegal, eh, Watson?
Yes, that was my understanding also. I just wanted to make sure. You never know what may be declared illegal next.
I have an unusual cane, you don't see these much anymore. 80's vintage Griffon Morris Lawing cane gun, .36 caliber black powder. Gift from my wife.
Thanks for sharing pictures of your neat BP gun cane with us and thanks for cross posting on the BP board so those that do not haunt both places could see it.
I thought folks here would get a kick out of knowing such a tool existed.
W E Fairburn Swagger Stick - Buy or Build
I both use a cane and have a modest collection of useable canes. No "show but no go" sticks for me.
I've recently read a biography of W E Fairbairn, famed Shanghai Riot Squad founder, British Commando / US OSS CQC trainer & the designer ( with David Sykes ) of the Commando Knife that is now part of the SAS logo, the "Fairbairn- Sykes Fighting Knife". It seems that Fairbairn also designed and built his own assault swagger stick, later used by other police/ Commando officers.
Sometimes known as the " Faircane ", it was 22.5" long, built on a steel core rod with stacked leather washers. The rear pommel was a brass barrel shaped affair and at the other end was a 2.5" semi-pointed steel tip. Below the brass end of the stick was a ( still stacked leather) handgrip shaped like the F-S Commando Knife handle and it had a built in leather wrist thong. A quick internet search will yield pictures.
So the question is, does anyone know someone who will, for a price, build me one or more? Maybe even a longer one, built to walking stick length? I've tried to buy one, but auction sales are rare.
Thanx in advance for your advice.
Do walking sticks count?
I walk in mountains with a 53" Waxwood
cut down from a 6'.
My not so quick internet search yielded nothing about canes. Have a link?
Here's one: http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/w-e-fairbairn-stacked-leather-assault-swagger
Technically it's not a "cane" so I'm not sure "Faircane" is a very accurate term. It's a swagger stick, which is more like a riding crop or ceremonial baton in the way it's held. It never is intended to lean on and it's too short anyway.
Now, I will grant it's a really cool design. It's like you took an USMC fighting knife or a Estwing hammer/axe handle and made it into a stick. I'm just not sure it would hold up as well if it were cane length.
JNO1, go on Google, enter the search term, "fairbairn swagger stick". That will take you to a list of sites. About 3 down, you will see, " phillosoph.blogspot.com". Go there and scroll down a bit. You will see the stick photos and description.
Proper length of a cane?
I recently bought a cane to support a “trick” knee and also for protection. I am just now getting into this thread and I’ve been skimming through some of the 874 posts. It has been hit and miss and I didn’t find what I was looking for.
Specifically I’m looking for instruction to determine the proper length to trim an overly long cane to suit my needs. I’ve looked at a few YouTube videos and there were some contradictions on how to do it. Can someone with experience direct me to a online video that will help? Thanks.
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