The Cane For Self Defense

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  1. BullfrogKen

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    Strong enough for what? I wouldn't advise you straddle it across two chairs and stand on it. But if you'll notice who it is that produces these, it's a golf club manufacturer. Golf clubs are pretty slender, too. But you've got to try to break one to break it.

    Of the 40+ that were ordered 5 years ago, I know of none that have broken. And these weren't being bought by old people who have bad hips. These have been used in cane training, and struck sparring dummies full force. About the only damage that has occurred to mine is a couple tiny spots where the paint flecked off a bit.

    They're pretty darn stout.
     
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    That would be strong enough then. Thanks.
     
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    In 1984 we went to the LA Olympics. I got a straight grained oak 2x2 and had a wood worker friend draw knife it down to a stout walking stick. I finished it with linseed oil, added a crutch tip, and practiced baton techniques. Carried it through the venues with no problems.
     
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    I made quite a number of 'fighting' canes for people in the past. I like cocobolo and African blackwood. Both are dense and strong - far stronger than the best oak. They are both attractive as well.

    Be advised that you'll have much better luck working these hardwoods with metal working tools.
     
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    His work is impeccable (I thought it was Dave, but apparently it's Barry), but how many want to/can pay the $1200 or thereabouts he charges for his top of the line? Although it looks like some of his models are much more affordable ($350-900)

    Fans of sword canes should definitely check out his new web site:

    http://www.swordcane.com/burger_swords_home.htm
     
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    I'm going to be 27 in June and I've been walking with a cane due to a knee injury for almost a full year now. I don't see me getting rid of it any time in the near future. I'm about to fly home on leave and hope I don't get any grief for having my cane with me. Lucky for me I've got a military medical profile that states I can use the cane to walk and I have a noticeable limp when I don't use the cane.
     
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    After a bad jump and worse surgery in the Army, I used a cane for some months.

    Ten years on, I think I could pull it off, no problem.
     
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