Canes for use or Defense

Posted by: SkunkHunter

Canes for use or Defense - 08/05/19 01:50 PM

What do you dogs think about it? Although we don't like it, there are times where/when a firearm or knife can not be carried for any reason. If that's the case, what's a sheepdog wink supposed to do? I'll do another post and offer up something.

And another reason I brought this up is that from time to time I have to use a cane for additional support as sometimes due to a past life of abuse my knees and hips just don't want to work right.
Posted by: SkunkHunter

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/05/19 01:52 PM

I was just checking out one of my favorite sites and thought I would post a link here for anyone that uses a cane or would just like a high quality cane or staff for actual use or for fending off those that might cause trouble (when a firearm can't be carried or for those that don't want to carry a defensive handgun)
https://www.canemasters.com/

I have had one of their triple grip canes for many years and I'll tell you, they ARE high quality. They are NOT cheap but they will last you for many years, even if you were to have to use one in a defensive situation. Besides that, they're just neat to look at.
Posted by: gun dog

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/05/19 01:55 PM

Definitely a neat idea and when I’m old enough to get away with carrying one I might just do that.
Posted by: SkunkHunter

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/05/19 02:13 PM

Haha, there is NO age restrictions on a cane Mike, nor is there any laws (that I have ever heard of) banning the use of one, for ANY reason. Besides that you could get a top hat and tails and be "Puttin on the Ritz"!

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/searc...mp;action=click
Posted by: Ray Settanta

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/05/19 03:56 PM

Canes are a valid self defense tool. Although Cane Masters sells great canes, I never bought one because of the restrictive area I live in (the cane obviously looks like a weapon) and I have a good quality hickory cane from my grandfather. Oh, also because I am a cheapskate. I did buy one of their self defense videos though. Sadly, nowadays if I lift up the cane to defend myself, I would probably fall over. So, I never go out unless my wife is with me. She is a feisty little devil and 14 years younger than me. grin
Posted by: SkunkHunter

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/05/19 04:56 PM

Oh, so you just like Tom are a cradle robber. Glad to see that it has lasted for you guys. We had a city Chief of Police (not where I live) that married a girl, and when she was old enough to drink legally she divorced him! And just as further info, he was 51 when they got married and she was 16. They had one kid together.
Posted by: Private Klink

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/06/19 04:19 AM

Strange things go on in the East side. whistle
Posted by: Private Klink

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/06/19 04:22 AM

I have had a Cold Steel sword cane for years, and it really is a formidable weapon. It has the older triangular shaped blade with a very sharp point, and a heavy stainless steel knob. It would do considerable damage using either end. wink
Posted by: SkunkHunter

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/06/19 04:35 AM

I have threatened to get one of those, but didn't know how they would hold up IF you were to actually use them as a cane.
Posted by: SkunkHunter

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/06/19 04:36 AM

Originally Posted By: Private Klink
Strange things go on in the East side. whistle


Yeah I think he was originally from Arkansas. wink
Posted by: Private Klink

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/06/19 11:31 AM

Sounds about right. grin
Posted by: Ray Settanta

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/06/19 04:39 PM

I like sword canes and umbrella swords but unfortunately they are not legal here.
Posted by: SkunkHunter

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/07/19 02:23 AM

Originally Posted By: Ray Settanta
I like sword canes and umbrella swords but unfortunately they are not legal here.


You could always move from a Blue state to a Red one. grin I'm sure your daughter er ah I mean your WIFE wouldn't mind. whistle
Posted by: Private Klink

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/07/19 04:44 AM

Then he would REALLY get his mind right! laugh laugh
Posted by: Ray Settanta

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/07/19 05:20 PM

I always wanted to move down South but my wife can’t tolerate heat or more especially the humidity.
Posted by: Private Klink

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/07/19 07:24 PM

That's understandable, and we get plenty of both. smirk
Posted by: SkunkHunter

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/08/19 01:34 AM

YUP, we sure do that.
Posted by: DogTired

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/09/19 02:32 AM

Ahem…yes…self defense is the only reason I use a cane grin

I've had to use one for about 4 years now. I chose a stout, lightweight, wooden one made from the stem and root of a tree in no small part because the handle makes an excellent self-defense tool at the end of a weapon with reach. That, and it makes me look more like I'm prepping for a hike, and less like a crippled old man grin
Posted by: SkunkHunter

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/11/19 01:58 AM

Josh, have you looked into a Blackthorn stick? VERY classy and quite stout as well.
Posted by: DogTired

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/11/19 05:37 AM

I gave my mom one a couple years before she passed away. I think my sister grabbed it after the funeral. Mine is a sumac I believe. I've beat it like I stole it. Lightweight, fast in hand, and hard (as my kids will attest to, having been (lightly) rapped with the handle when they misbehave in occasion grin )
Posted by: SkunkHunter

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/11/19 05:52 AM

I've heard that Sumac is great for something like that. Didn't they used to use sumac for golf club heads, or am I just delusional again.
Posted by: DogTired

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/11/19 06:02 AM

Good question. I have no clue. My cane looks an AWFUL lot like a golf club though smile
Posted by: MonkeyBomb

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/12/19 02:29 AM

Actually I do have a cane for that purpose. You should be able to take them on panes.

A simple crook cane with a small angular cut on the crook end is a healthy tool for defense.
Posted by: SkunkHunter

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/12/19 03:31 AM

I have the Cane Masters Triple Grip (not sure if they make it any more) and It is sweet. Has three sets of "grips" down the shaft and is over an inch in diameter with a wicked birds beak at the end of the crook. I just this past week saturated it with some Old English "Scratch hider" for dark wood. Looks pretty nice I think, Before it was a lighter color. Anyway I used the old english on it and then let it dry for a day or two then really slathered on the Mineral Oil. I will wait until later on sometime this week and give it another coat of oil. I paid to much to let it get all dried out and cracked. I've had mine for over 10 years and got it in Hickory. AND I didn't pay the present price for it. I THINK I paid about 75 or 85 dollars for it. I wanted something that would support my at the time 280 pounds AND be good for protection. Mine is not the extended one. On mine the three gripping areas are completely separate.

https://www.canemasters.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86_108&products_id=57

Posted by: DogTired

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/12/19 05:43 AM

MB, good to see you amigo!

Randy, that's one serious beating stick!
Posted by: SkunkHunter

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/12/19 03:25 PM

Yeah it is nice.
Posted by: DogTired

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/12/19 04:04 PM

For the prices they charge now, it better stay the night and make you breakfast in the morning too!

With all the below and whistles, that sucker runs close to some decent pistols, or enough to build a decent upper (well, decent by my standards, anyway) grin
Posted by: SkunkHunter

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/12/19 10:08 PM

Yeah I've noticed that the prices have gone up a little. grin

That's why I plan on keeping mine oiled up and in good shape. If I ever do need to constantly use a cane I will alternate between that one and a "regular" one made of hickory as well, but not any where as robust as the Triple grip. But I DO like it better, maybe it's the color (kinda subdued red).
Posted by: Misantropic One

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/13/19 10:14 PM

As the old saying goes ... "beats a sharp stick in the eye". Based upon that ... hide a sharpened end under one of those rubber "caps" on the end of your cane. Maybe stick a nickel or quarter in the rubber "cup" to keep the sharp end from poking through.

When Joe Gangbanger shows up and wants to take your Fruit Roll Up money .. use your ninja reflexes to pull the rubber cap off revealing the Devil's Dart and force Joe to run to the cork store. You know, to plug all of his new holes.
Posted by: SkunkHunter

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/14/19 12:16 AM

I THINK you can buy a sharpened steel spike for them, maybe. But if you look closely that birds beak end on the crook is a pretty nasty piece of work itself.
Posted by: SkunkHunter

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/14/19 12:31 AM

I have practiced some blocks and locks (I know that a video isn't the same as actual one on one practice, but it's better than nothing) and just all out hay makers with mine and it will make any bad guys it connects with have second thoughts.
Posted by: SkunkHunter

Re: Canes for use or Defense - 08/14/19 12:39 AM

Since we are on the subject, I just found this on the Cane Masters Website.

https://www.canemasters.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=40