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How Many are Now Carrying a Cane?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by the iron horse, Nov 27, 2010.

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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%
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  1. jahwarrior

    jahwarrior Member

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    I haven't posted in a good long while. I have developed arthritis, and sometimes need a cane for support. I am currently using the axe head cane Cold Steel makes. O needed to cut about 2" off the bottom, and bought a few rubber ferrules from a medical supply store. I can't recommend it enough.
     
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  2. Deltaboy1984

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    Got to keep moving!
     
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  3. Jesse Heywood

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    It beats the alternative!
     
  4. Deltaboy1984

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    Yes it does! Got my Daughter moved in the dorm for her Jr Year of College!
     
  5. Deltaboy1984

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    Used mine all week cause I still having balance issues caused by my bad ankle!
     
  6. Cocked & Locked
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    All that right here and more. Two bad ankles, one bad knee, one bad wrist....think I’ll stop with those.

    Starting to sound like I’m complaining. :scrutiny:

    Or maybe even whining. o_O
     
  7. Deltaboy1984

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    Father time haunts us all, just some of us sooner than we want!
     
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  8. Cocked & Locked
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    Yep, you're right. We gotta just keep rolling along.

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  9. hso

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    Ok fellas, lets not get too far afield from the "cane as weapon" and stay too long with "gimpy old men". :cool:
     
  10. Deltaboy1984

    Deltaboy1984 Member

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    Here my latest project

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  11. Deltaboy1984

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    It is like leaning on a counter top!
     
  12. Stevie-Ray

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    Never, at least not yet. Left knee with meniscus tears on both sides, means I might be heading that way, but I don't know. I'll put it off as long as I can, maybe get some training in the meantime.
     
  13. Coyote3855

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    Only when flying commercial. That may change with age.
     
  14. Fiv3r

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    I bruised the bottom of my foot last week somehow. I couldn't put weight on it, and for the first time in my life I felt legitimately hobbled. I'm a stubborn cuss, but man I really couldn't get around easily at all.

    The wife and I had plans for a "walking date" where we walk downtown from our house for dinner looking over the little bend on the river. Those are rare times and nothing I want to pass up;) I elected to try one of the canes I made. Mostly because I needed it but also because we pass one little rougher part of town getting there. I've never had an issue, but not being able to walk quickly worried me a bit.

    The solid piece of oak felt good in my hand..of course the .380 in my pocket was comforting too;) The cane did the trick, and we made it to our reservation with time to spare. My wife said it made me look dapper to boot:)

    My foot has healed fine. I'm stomping around as usual now. The cane is leaning with the other walking sticks in my man cave, but I certainly see the merit in using one. Both as a medical device to help you get around and a last ditch cudgle.

    I would love to see them come back into fashion, tbh. It's funny, I remember years ago my wife's grandmother used to forbid her grandpa from using a cane to get around because "it makes him look like an old man". The poor guy, God rest him, was in his mid-80s and afflicted with Parkinson's. The man had the patience of a saint:D
     
  15. hso

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    Gents, this thread is turning into more of a medical conditions than canes as defensive tools thread.

    If you want to keep it open, lets leave the "rockers and shawls" on the porch and stick to the defensive application aspects.

    Remember that a little training makes a good basis for turning the tables on a potential predator when you have a stout stick to change their thinking.
     
  16. Deltaboy1984

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    I reconfigured nearly all my canes with a sharp point on the end of the Crook! Others I opened up the crook to hook arms and legs more easily!

    Any techniques from the Staff or the Jo are adaptable to used with a cane!

    Cane Fu is becoming more common along with more aggressive canes but that might open you to more attention by the law!
     
  17. Deltaboy1984

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    With all the Hickory it can double as a War Club!z
     
  18. Deltaboy1984

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    If you had Bayonet training ,you can use those same moves with a cane or Walking stick!.
     
  19. Deltaboy1984

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    Used my Cane today and I got around pretty good!
     
  20. Deltaboy1984

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    Cleaned this one

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  22. John Joseph

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    I studied Filipino stick fighting as part of the therapy for recovering from shoulder surgery. When my rheumatism dictates the need I'll make a cane the same dimensions as my fighting sticks and practice the sinawali drills
     
  23. Deltaboy1984

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    It is a interesting Martial Art!
     
  24. Deltaboy1984

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    It Great that none of my canes have been questioned !
     
  25. Deltaboy1984

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    So far the ADA Law has not been questioned with the canes I used. I got Handicapped ♿ placard for my Cars last month.
     
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