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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. AStone

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    Brick hammer.
     
  2. CollinLeon

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    Yeah, I think with a bit of grinding and welding, one could create a usable cane handle with that... It's got just about the right size for a cane handle... Maybe shorten the flat portion a bit and round it some... Functional, but still practical as an actual cane...
     
  3. Deltaboy1984

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    It is a great idea I will be getting a Brick hammer and making a cane. :D
     
  4. CollinLeon

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    Post a photo of what you end up with in this thread once you finish...
     
  5. Deltaboy1984

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    I will do that.
     
  6. Olde School

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    The video "Martial Cane Concepts" by Michael D. Janich is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in using a cane for self defense. It has some very simple, easy to apply techniques that can be learned quickly and work.
     
  7. AStone

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    Thanks, Olde School.

    I found this video of Mr. Janich giving some basics.
    Unfortunately, the sound track lags the video by about two seconds,
    so it's a challenge to watch it. Still, informative.
     
  8. The Dan in Black

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    I'm 29 and I've walked with a cane daily for 4 years or so now. I occasionally get questions but they are mostly of the " Do you need any help" variety.

    Hey CollinLeon, have you seen the canes over at Mendowood.com? They are pretty much exactly what you posted. Very nice stuff.

    Currently I'm using a CS Walkabout that I refinished. I have about 10 canes that I rotate through.

    - D
     
  9. AStone

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    Sa-weet!

    Those are some serious sticks.

    Thanks for the link.
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    Added by edit: After looking at those pages, I am seriously impressed.

    This is ... intriguing: "The shafts are made of 1/2" diameter steel pipe coated with epoxy and have a wood core.
    The shape is uneven simulating a "natural" stick. The finish of the stick is smooth and polished.
    The finished shafts are roughly 3/4" in diameter."
     
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  10. The Dan in Black

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    They are sweet.

    I don't own one but I've wanted one since about 2002. I had a friend that had one. He had one of the heavier models and it was about 2lbs.

    The walnut manhattan is talking to me. I may have to pick it up, it'll match the grips on my S&W.

    - D
     
  11. 2WheelsGood

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    That makes me wonder if walking with a cane doesn't actually make you a tastier target for some thugs. Thugs tend to prey on what they think are easy targets.
     
  12. Deltaboy1984

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    If you learn how to use your cane they won't make the mistake twice!
     
  13. AStone

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    This is why I walk quickly, like an athlete, with authority and focus, paying attention to what's around me, mostly carrying my walking stick (not a cane) horizontally in my hand (which the local police have seen me do repeatedly), only putting tip to ground occasionally, when I need it to cross a patch of ice or snow. (We've got 3' of snow on the ground here; have had at least that for months. Ice? It's going to -15F tonight.)

    I'm studying Glen Doyle's videos, with an intention to actually go study with him.
     
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    cane-600.jpg
     
  15. Deltaboy1984

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    Add two 1 inch threaded nipples into that T fitting and cap them and you will have a hammer head cane!
     
  16. CollinLeon

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    One could argue that it's a pretty good hammer head cane even without the nipples and caps... I was thinking of either than or some of the cast plugs that screw into the 1/2" NPT portion of the T-fitting on the top. They are the type that have a small square protrusion that allows you to turn it with a normal wrench. They would not stick out as much as nipples and end cap fittings.
     
  17. Deltaboy1984

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    That would work great too!
     
  18. Hanshi

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    I have to use a cane when out in public because of risk the of falling - due to an auto-immune disease. Being a martial artist (retired) I taught the cane as one of our weapons. The one I use is a fine, oak animal handling (pig cane) cane with a particular "cut" at the curved end. It gets me on planes at the head of the line, gets me called "sugar" by the cute store clerks and makes me look harmless, he, he, he, he.
     
  19. Deltaboy1984

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    A standard Oak Stock cane is my daily carry cane!
     
  20. CollinLeon

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    Well, since you're also in Texas, you'll understand that canes are just like BBQ... You've got 3 choices of wood if you want to do it right -- oak, hickory, and mesquite... :)

    For some reason, pine never really became popular for BBQ... Probably wouldn't make a very good cane either...
     
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  21. CollinLeon

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    One of the things that I noticed while working in New Orleans on a Navy project back before Katrina was that all the female store clerks call you "honey", "sugar", and such... In fact, I got called "honey" more in one week than I have ever been called it by my S.O. (and she and I have been together for 20+ years). You buy something at a grocery store and the clerk says, "Thank you honey", or "Come again sugar"... It didn't matter if the clerk was black or white, it still happened... I'm just a bald head wrinkled old fart, so it's not like there was anything else going on there... Just a different culture...
     
  22. Deltaboy1984

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    Yep Collin All over Eastern Arkansas and Deep South going back to GA and Northern FLA Ladies have called me Honey,Sugar and Long tall drink of water. It is a regional cultural thing. Spring Break is almost here along with payday, I going to hit the pawn shop and see if I can score a Brick hammer head cheap and get my War Hammer cane done.
     
  23. CollinLeon

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    I don't see that here in Texas much though... And if you said that to a woman around here, they would bite your head off and claim sexual harassment...
     
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    Two new hornbeams

    Just finished shaping two new American Hornbeam sticks that have been drying in my cellar since summer. One is a modified Derby handle and the other is an English half-crook (using a steam-box to achieve) with a small knob. I was going for a more rustic look...that and this has to be one of the most stubborn woods I've ever worked with. Now I know why nobody sells these commercially. But one will be my new travel weapon of choice when they're done.

    I'm going to stain and seal them when the weather clears up.
     

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  25. AStone

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    I just started a new thread
    about stick fighting over here.

    Ya'll come. ;)
     
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