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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. glistam

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    Laugh.

    Steaming POS!
     
  4. AStone

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    Long blackthorn or ash?

    I'm trying to find a source of a 38" (37" minimum) blackthorn or ash knob stick.

    I'm not so tall (6'), but I know what I want in a walking stick, and 36" doesn't work for me.
    (I've tried adjusting my carbon fiber mountaineering trekking pole to 36" multiple times. Just doesn't feel right.)

    I've found one 37" blackthorn, but part of that 37" is a metal spike (great for the snow/ice up here, and could do some serious damage in SD).

    But I can't find anything longer in blackthorn.

    I also found these 38" ash knob sticks that look beautiful, but I'm not fond of the 'crook' in the handle - I want a straight one - and the company can't guarantee a straight one. (I suspect most are bent this way, which concerns me because the 38" may be 'linear' along the crook, and not really be 38" tall.)

    I may buy one anyway. It looks so nice and suspect it's a fine product.

    Any one got a source of 'big and tall'?

    Thanks.
     
  5. Corbin

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    I carry a cane most of the time, but not always. Got mine from Cane Masters years ago. Looks similar to this, only in red oak:

    [​IMG]

    I've never had an issue going into court houses or airports, though they sometimes X-ray it. Granted, I've got a 14" scar on my left leg from a compound tibula, fibula fracture and another on my left front hip from breaking that.
     
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    Since I mentioned it previously in this thread... I'll update myself...

    I have been seeing a chiropractor for a week now and although the pain is still there, I am getting some range-of-motion back in my lower back. According to the Dr, after next week, we will be done "loosening" everything and can start a muscle rehab to get my body used to holding itself straight again... after that, I should be good to go. :D
     
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    Praise the Lord Brother now take care and keep carrying your cane!
     
  8. Carl Levitian

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    "Since I mentioned it previously in this thread... I'll update myself...

    I have been seeing a chiropractor for a week now and although the pain is still there, I am getting some range-of-motion back in my lower back. According to the Dr, after next week, we will be done "loosening" everything and can start a muscle rehab to get my body used to holding itself straight again... after that, I should be good to go."


    That's great Man! Keep up the good work, and I know from personal experience that PT is hard work.

    Of course, by now, all your friends and family have got used to the sight of you carrying a cane. :) One can only wonder if they would take much note if you just kept on carrying it.

    Carl.
     
  9. chuckfw

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    Never have carried one with SD in mind. May do it sometime in the future.
     
  10. AStone

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    Brad, congrats! That's great news.

    Ever checked out osteopathy? I highly recommend it. I'm usually very, very skeptical of alternative medicines (I have grad degrees in biology and have taught anatomy and physiology; hard core science type, no fringes), but have found osteopaths to be miracle workers (at least the one that I saw). Just a thought.

    Send us more good news as you know it.
     
  11. AStone

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    As I've mentioned above, I've become a big fan of Irish stick fighting, especially Glen Doyle's style. (He's in Toronto, and I can't get there to take lessons, but hope to go to one of his weekend seminars sometime.)

    I'm considering starting a thread about that specifically, to compare with other styles of stick fighting/SD (like FMA, etc).

    So, last night, an acquaintance on another forum showed me this video about Russian stick fighting. Sibirsky Vium by an instructor Dimitriy Skogorev. He looks like he really knows his stuff; his moves are fluid and second-nature.

    Pretty interesting stuff. Not canes by any stretch - those guys use big sticks :eek: -
    but a lot of the same techniques could be applied to canes, I think.

    There are a lot of techniques crammed into a short time with fast scene changes,
    so it's hard to follow them. I wish one could run youtube in slow motion. :banghead:

    Speaking of sticks, I ordered a 39" ash knob stick this week. Have already seen it in pictures
    - yes, the very one ; proprietor sent pics - and it's beautiful. :cool:

    Will keep you posted.
     
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    ^ Neat stuff. Thanks.

    I love the illustrations in the magazine article.
     
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    I only have two knees and I think I will be needing surgery on both of them. how is that third knee working out?
     
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    It arrived.

    It exceeded my expectations.

    Here are a couple of pics.
     

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    Very nice now I want One!
     
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    Very nice! One more for my needs list :)
     
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    I won some old canes off the Bay and will post a pic as soon as they get here.
     
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    I had a problem with a cane head not wanting to stay tight on the cane shaft at one time and did not have the materials to fix it right. What I was able to do was to slightly taper the end of the shaft and screw it onto a iron 3/4-1/2-1/2 T-fitting from a plumbing supply store. Surprisingly, it was very sturdy and fairly comfortable. Not as useful as having the hook that the previous head provided, but not that bad, considering the fact that it was just something to hold me over until I could property reinstall the brass head.

    I've considered welding a short piece of 1" iron pipe to the T-fitting and then screwing it onto the shaft of the cane. The inside diameter of the 1" iron pipe is just slightly smaller than the upper part of the shaft of the cane, so it would be a pretty tight fit, even without any glue. With just the T-fitting on it though, the balance was pretty good... I suspect adding a 4" section of pipe to the top of it would affect the balance adversely for anything other than just using it for walking.
     
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    You would turn the cane into a war hammer.
     
  21. CollinLeon

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    I had considered making a cane handle from the head of a brick hammer...

    [​IMG]

    It has a pretty good shape for a cane handle and with just a bit of grinding on the sharp point to round off the corners a bit, it would look a bit more like the head of a cane and not an actual hammer... To do it right though, you would need to weld the head to a piece of 1" or so steel pipe that would have a slot cut in it so that it wrapped up the sides of the brick hammer's head.

    Of course, what would really be nice would be to design a piece of 3/4" steel pipe for the handle with a firing mechanism so that you could put a 12-gauge cartridge in it... 12-gauge pepper spray shell, if you were wanting to ensure that you didn't have to pay the ATF whatever fee they would want for such a thing... I've read the ATF regulations and I'm not sure whether such a device would require a $200 tax stamp or a $5 tax stamp if you designed it for normal shotgun shells.

    Of course, I consider these ATF "regulations" to be completely unconstitutional since they by their very nature infringe upon our rights to bear arms. Then again, by its very definition, the ATF itself is a violation of our 2nd Amendment rights...
     
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    Quote "It arrived.
    It exceeded my expectations.
    Here are a couple of pics."
    What was the source for the ash knob stick? It looks great.
     
  23. AStone

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    Knife. PM coming.
     
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    CL, that's a serious
    looking cane handle.
     
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    Which one? The design that I drew on a previous page or the brick hammer?
     
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