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

  2. Sometimes

  3. Never

  4. Concealed Carry is enough

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ilbob

    ilbob Member

    Jun 14, 2006
    there are times my cane has been my best friend. it amazes me how much more mobile I am with a cane when I hurt.
  2. Deltaboy1984

    Deltaboy1984 Member

    Nov 21, 2008
    Johnson County Texas
    I am having to use mine more at home more . Plus I keep doing bayonet drills with mine!
    Shotgun Willy and bikerdoc like this.
  3. Deltaboy1984

    Deltaboy1984 Member

    Nov 21, 2008
    Johnson County Texas
    I finding I love shovel handles for my Hame headed canes!
  4. PeteCress

    PeteCress Member

    Jan 1, 2019
    I have all 3 - although the steel one is just made and I have yet to do a full workout with it.

    For wood, 1 1/16" hickory is what I use: one from CaneMaster's and one from Tractor Supply.... pretty close to identical.

    For fiber, I have several canes made from the tips of broken windsurfer masts and, until I broke it the other day, one from a broken SUP paddle.

    The windsurfer mast canes seem to me to be extremely robust and just a bit (as in 50 grams) lighter than the 1 1/16" hickory - but they feel even lighter - swing weight, I guess. The downside of the mast/canes is that they are kind of thick - i.e. conspicuous - but they are the ones I currently prefer for "Feel".

    The one I just made is 7/8" .35 wall 4130 CroMo grafted to a handle from an old hiking stick. It's about the same weight (590g) as the CaneMasters (600g), but right now, it feels slightly heavier.... swing weight maybe... or just my imagination.

    I got the idea from these guy's fighting system, which seemed logical to me: .
    They start out the video saying how much they like a cane called "Arcane": https://arcanecane.com/products/arcane-cane.

    I tried to order one of Arcane's in my required longer length, but the guy could not supply one. So I doped out the material, ordered some, and made my own. My handle is obviously not as deadly as the Arcane's but, OTOH, it is also not as obviously weaponized and probably a lot more confortable for walking.

    When the steel cane hits my training bag, it feels to me like there is significantly more bone-breaking potential than with the wider hickory canes.... maybe a baton effect enhanced by smaller contact area?

    Jab speeds are about the same for all 3 types, but swinging blows are clearly faster the lighter the cane is.

    Here's part of my collection - including the new CroMo cane and my dearly-departed SUP shaft cane. 20190618_180114.jpg

    The SUP shaft was only 330 grams. OTOH, the CaneMaster's (far right) is 600g, the TractorSupply is 560, the CroMo is 590, the first mast is 550, and the second mast (with the writing on it) is 500.

    How did I manage to break the SUP cane?

    Just basic stupidity.... I leaned it against the tree my bag hangs from, intentionally missed a swing with a hickory cane (to practice regaining control after a miss) and managed to hit the SUP cane.... But I never had any illusions about that cane's durability - and would not even think of using it in a fight..... But geeze, it was light.... -)

    The 550g mast/cane is my current favorite. The other mast/cane is a little lighter, but the 550 has noticeably more wall thickness and noticeably less diameter in the last couple feet.

    I figured on having to paint the CroMo right away, but it came with some sort of dark grey finish and I think I'll just see how it holds up before covering it with tool handle dip or something like that.
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