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Lookit What I Found at the Antique Store!

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Joshua M. Smith, Nov 22, 2012.

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  1. Joshua M. Smith

    Joshua M. Smith Member

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    Hello,

    A nice cane:

    blackthorn.jpg

    Far as I can tell, it's a blackthorn cane. The handle is antler or bone, and hooks very nicely. It's even articulated on a hinge joint to help this out!

    The entire cane handles very well; it's on par with any sword I've run across, and better than many.

    Whacked myself with this and with my jo staff to compare; this thing hurts a LOT more. Also, it bends but I cannot break it.

    The tip is missing from the bottom and I hope to find a copper or brass one that works, and the handle was beginning to come off. I put it back on, but the only antiqued wood screws I could find have the wrong heads. I have an idea of something that make work even better and look great to boot.

    Regards,

    Josh
     
  2. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    Interesting, Josh. I'd be concerned the crook is a weak spot for striking, but definitely a conversation piece.

    John
     
  3. JimStC

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    Very nice find! They are great to have around.

    Jim
     
  4. Owen Sparks

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    (quote)...Also, it bends but I cannot break it.(/quote)

    Yep, it's blackthorn.
     
  5. Owen Sparks

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    I would exchange the loose handle with a simple ball so that you can effectively thrust with either end. I would also replace the missing metal tip with a modern rubber one for two reasons. It is a lot easier on hardwood floors and is less likely to slip out from under you. If you must use metal a short piece or copper pipe of the right diamiter can be adapted to fit but again, it is really hard on floors.
     
  6. bainter1212

    bainter1212 Member

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    That is a nice cane. That being said, you whacked yourself with multiple canes? Did you videotape this very scientific procedure?? Lol
     
  7. Piraticalbob

    Piraticalbob Member

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    Just use a piece of brass or copper tubing on the end for a ferrule, and put a rubber cane tip (available at any pharmacy) over it. Replace the cane tip as necessary.
     
  8. Deltaboy1984

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    Great find.
     
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