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This appealing sword cane is as stylish and fashionable as it is functional! This heavy-duty sword cane features a strong, partial crook handle constructed of heavy-duty nylon, with a black, aluminum shaft that is heat-treated and 5.5 mm thick. The shaft is tapered and features a thick rubber end for traction on icy sidewalks and uneven surfaces. The blade is constructed of stainless steel and it is sharp enough and strong enough to take down any attacker. This is a superior example of a sword cane!
Cane is excellent quality. Haven't used the sword part but nice to know it's there. Use the cane every day. Super sturdy and comfortable. Highly recommend.
During recovery from an ankle fracture and two hip replacements, I felt vulnerable. This swordcane worked as an excellent cane and the sword is certainly a formidable defensive weapon. No rattles and the grip is firmly secured to the tang. It came pretty sharp but on my downtime I used a diamond sharpener to produce a nice slicing edge. BTW, the last 6” or so is double edged. This is a very nice tool.
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This cane is awesome. Just the right length and a little heavy but I like them like that. More sturdy. The handle is a little small but useable. The rubber tip is too slippery on some flooring surfaces like tile and other smooth surfaces. I want to change the rubber tip but it's very hard to get off for me. Other than that it's great. Sword blade is very sharp and not too heavy but sturdy. Good peace of mind for us oldsters.
If you want a sturdy cane with a little extra weight (the blade) this is great. I had to cut the sheath down because I'm short but other than being a little rattled it is great. I have two of them and carry my spare in the car.
I initially purchased a Kit Rae Axios forged sword cane. I choose it over the Cold Steel Heavy Dury because of the heavy handle and locking scabbard for situations where striking with the handle would be needed. But after just 2 weeks of use... It started falling apart. However, Budk with it's superb customer service .exchanged it without question for this one at no cost to me. I was looking at the Knight Watchman heavy duty but had read that SK5 carbine (which is around 1080 carbine steel) is not desired for sword material due to it being less flexable than lower carbine steel making it more brittle but is excellent for knife building and able to maintain a super edge. So this brought me back to the Cold Steel Heavy Duty with it's 1055 carbine blade. (1060 cabine is the optimal for swords.) As stated in other reviews the tip is made of plastic and is slick on some surfaces. The reason I think is that this cane is designed as a weapon first in mind. A soft rubber tip would not be as durable as the plastic one for striking. The tip is also glued in place for durability plus the scabbard has a drain tube that goes through the tip so if the tip wasn't glued in place and rigid...the tube would dislodge from the hole in the tip. But I sacrificed durability for functionality and cut off the tip (which took some effort with a sharp box cutter and a small flat tip screwdriver) and replaced it with a 7/8" rubber tip and now it is perfect. The blade is wicked sharp straight out of the box. The "O" rings are in great shape and allows for easy withdrawal of the blade from the scabbard. If the scabbard is as tuff as a demo video I saw of the Knight Watchman Heavy Duty where the guy was wacking the crap out of stuff with the scabbard without warpage, this will be an awesome weapon. Just don't trust weilding it for a handle strike because the blade will come out of the scabbard. Very pleased with it and would recommend it without hesitation.
Pretty much what others say. Mine came with fine o rings, others say theirs came in bad shape, but mine were fine. More stabby than slicey, but it slices cardboard box well. You may want to check state laws before carrying it around. Feel much better put together than a wall hanger.
I bought one of these canes, years ago I maintain it about once a month and haven't had a problem yet with it. I keep it next to my bed, when I am not using it. Only issue is the rubber toe. It's very rigid and is prone to slip. Other than that it's perfect, would buy again if I ever need one.
Excellent blade. Also wonderful cane for a disabled veteran. I hope I will never need it but glad I have it and have other cold steel blades that are awesome too. James Grcevich.
Love this one. Combat ready. The grip survived a Staffordshire terrier that loved plastic.
Once the rubber O-rings that hold the sword in the shaft wear out it's basically broken. I've been every hardware store in town. Now I'm trying to file it to fit the O-rings that I could find that were close to the right size. Other than that it's a work of art
Once again budk and cold steel delivers another great item. It was shipped to my home in 4 days. This sword came sharp and it's very sturdy happy marine corp bday to me.
I had read all of the past reviews and was prepared for what to expect; the rattle of the sword in the sheath, dried / broken o-rings, hard to pull the sword out and slippery cane tip.. What I received instead was darn near perfect. The o-rings are in great condition with a slight lubrication making it easy to remove and insert. (Give the handle a slight twist when removing and reinserting will make it very easy.) There is no rattle in the cane at all and I discovered why. I had to cut off about two inches from the bottom to get the best length for me. They have installed a short plastic sheath in the bottom to keep the sword tip from rattling around. The hard rubber tip seems to be okay, but I replaced it when I shortened the tube length. The tip is glued on, I think, and had to be replaced anyway. The sword itself is very sharp (can easily cut you) without being too sharp (the edge isn't easily chipped). The tube sheath is fairly thick walled and heavy enough to be used as a club. Like I said - darn near perfect.
The blade is very sharp and the housing is stout, I wrapped mine with a leather hand grip and attached a lanyard to the sword for my wrist. I did however replace the foot on the bottom as it is hard plastic and is tends to slip, I put one made of rubber from a crutch on it... it is a much safer cane now..... be careful when you pull it out and put it back in, do so with a twist so the O-rings do not get messed up... I let a friend look at it and he promptly destroyed one of the O-rings.... I replaced it with a silicone one and use a compatible lube on it. I own many swords this one is the sharpest right out of the box.... and well worth the money.
After reading some of the reviews for this sword cane I was anxious to receive mine. I was not disappointed - it is Cold Steel quality. Nice solid unassuming cane. Blade is razor sharp. O-rings were well lubed. Everything you would expect from this manufacturer. I weigh 220 lbs. and am able to put my full weight on the cane with no issues. The blade would slice paper. The only drawbacks - this cane is somewhat heavy - I do not think it could have the same quality and be much lighter though. The tip could be a little better but is more than I expected based on other reviews. The one thing I'd like to see added is some type of lanyard. THere is a small hole through the front edge of the handle to add your own but it would be nice to have one included.
Had this cane/sword for two years. Just put a little Vaseline on the o-rings every six months and they work perfectly. I spray mine with Break Free CLP twice a year and leave it on when I put it in the cane. Not a speck of rust anywhere. I am a disabled vet with back problems about 250 pounds and very often I put my full weight on this cane. It still looks brand new except for the tip. That is a normal wear item on any cane. I am not associated with Cold Steel in any way and received nothing from them for this review. I just want other folks to know what a great value this cane/sword represents. John Gafford
I received my cane and am happy with it. A thing to note: the O rings were shot the first time I drew the sword. I was expecting this from previous reviews and was prepared for it. I went to the hardware store and purchased #14 rings which work well. I may try #15 since they are slightly thicker. Another thing. This cane was designed for someone very tall. I'm 5'8 and also was prepared for this. A fix that I'm going to need to get assistance with as I don't want to cut the shaft myself and risk damage. Now, on to the smell.....I've heard different options for this from spraying some sort of air freshner inside to putting a dryer sheet inside the shaft. I don't think putting anything with a water base is a good idea inside the shaft rather an oil base as in WD40 or other spray lubricant would work better. Other then the above and, with a little tweaking I feel that this will work out well.
It only took 3 days for it to arrive at my door and that's fast for BUDK not to mention I got my initials engraved in it and it looks real good its in perfect shape I have no complaints the o rings r fine and the blade is sharp but u have to kind of break it in when u get it I had to pull it in and out of the staff a few times for it to get easier hard to explain but its cold steel you won't be disappointed its very nice and now my favorite sword I own I give it 5 stars!!!!!
At first sight ... I was certain that it was not 1055 high carbon steel, as it was polished to an exceptionally bright mirror finish. However, upon testing the blade's resilience (a tad of bending), it proved, to me at least (I took it to almost 45 degrees) that it was high carbon spring steel. The O rings that create the suction were in perfect condition (some reviews have stated that theirs were dry). I did apply some additional plumber's silicon (90% pure), just for giggles and grins. My only complaint is that the blade seemed a bit on the dull side. However, it is easily sharpened. The cane is quite rugged and stable. I would assume that it could easily support the weight of a 250 pounder. The scabbard (?) portion of the cane is exceedingly solid and, in and of itself, wouldn't make that bad of a cudgel ... just a touch light for that. But, none the less quite robust. I'm giving it five stars ... nothing else to add.
This sword cane is colds steel.for sue but I fear.the three.pins holding the blade in the handle are not going to keep for ever. I'd suggest thickening them an make them more snug in the holes. Nice an sharp length is great for some one at 6 foot tall. Blades over oiled.I think but that's no big deal. Buy it you absolutely won't be discouraged.
I own a second of these. They are good canes and excellent weapons but the rubber ring that holds the cane in the shaft is subject to break if you take the blade from the shaft a number of times. The original cane had a rubber shaft that slid into the cane shaft and held it securely. I imagine the new design was created to save production expenses but it isn't as efficient as the original design.
Solid thick blade. Sharp and sturdy. Like everyone else the plastic rings broke the first time I unsheathed the sword. The rings are simply the wrong shape, size, and material. But easily replaced. I got some soft rubber gaskets from plumbing supply, but may try to get some Teflon rings, or Viton o-rings for durability. Use a little grease on the o-rings. Despite the o-rings annoyance, this is the strongest sword-cane on the site.;-)
I've been using my Cold Steel Heavy Duty cane for a bit more than 2 years. I am 327 lbs, disabled and can't go more than about 8-10 feet without help. Cold Steel isn't full of BS when they call it HD! the tip IS more like plastic but as it wears it gets better traction. When it does wear out, simply cut the tip off where it hits the metal then leave the rubber sleeve inside the shaft so the blade can't touch the inside of the shaft. Then get a 1 cane tip replacement from the drug store. The blade in mine came razor sharp on all sharpened edges - full length on one side and about 12 more on the opposite side, giving you a VERY sharp double-edged defensive weapon. Do be careful as it is not legal in many cities, not just the 4 states they can't sell & ship to. This blade is only a few inches shorter than the shaft - a very effective weapon, if needed and the shaft can me used as a bat or to parry thrusts aimed at disabling YOU! One of the o-rings broke after about 18 months and Cold Steel replaced them quickly, and as others have mentioned, a #13 ring can be found at most hardware stores - tho' I
I am adding an addition to my review. The plastic end on the cane cane be rather slippery when on wet or icy surfaces so I just go to Ace Hardware and but a cane end large enough to fit over the factory end . Black pref. It is only a couple bucks and well worth the price as you will see.
I have two Sword Canes for Cold Steel and I couldn't be happier with any product I ever bought. Sharper than you could imagine, stronger then anyone would expect and the tube is heavy enough for a person of four to five hundred pounds. Now you must find a way to stop the little ting of the blade tapping the interior of the tube, and you must use spray silicon on the "O" rings at the top. I wish Cold Steel would make something set to the bottom of the tube to hold the tip from moving. I have seen something for holding knives somewhere that has something full of risers for this but can't remember where. Some plastic insert that has a slot for the top to align the blade with on at the bottom would due. but for a temp fix a rag or cork would do for a little while. This would not deter me from owning one of these remarkable canes though. I am around three hundred pounds and have joint problems. When I go in to the bigger cities I do not want to be the easy target I may appear to be and always take my cane. I do have to weigh the ability to defend myself against any legal issues of having the concealed weapon and the possibility of charges for having it. I think I would rather fight charges than be dead or stabbed by some junkie in a mugging. I always thought that should that situation arise I would poke the cane at them and let them try to pull it away from me allowing them to unsheathe the sword and also making them take a step back in doing so. That is when a sudden lunge forward with the sword fully extended would do its job with them at a bit of a distance. I would take a swat from the sheath while impaling the aggressor. Of course should they have a gun you may be at odds. Then you have to imagine what your response may be. My son had a very suspicious character follow him to his truck late one night at Wal-Mart. There were no other vehicles that far out so he was alerted when the guy was getting closer behind him. He just turned around and put his hand inside his coat and said I have a gun as___le what you gonna do do now? The guy ran off. One last thing I have just purchased a dragon walking stick from Cold Steel and am waiting for it to arrive. This thing is wicked too. strong enough to bash an attackers head in and intricately designed enough to be a piece of usable art. Check them out.
Being disabled I have owned several sword canes over the years and I will say that this Cold Steel sword cane is the best and sharpest I've ever owned. I highly recommend this to anyone in the market for one.
I've ordered several items from Cold Steel and have never been disappointed. This sword cane continues the "tradition". There is no rattle when shaking the cane and the sword is sharp and made from quality steel. The price is reasonable. Cold Steel does it again!!!
Over the years I've had a few mid priced katanas. This HDSC is the first sword that has come close to those for the quality of the blade and edge. My knees have both gone bad. No cartilage in either with bone on bone contact. Very painful. The shaft of the cane is heavy enough to support my 300# frame with stability and no worry of slippage. The blade is the same steel used in cold steels other high end blades. The polish and edge are near as perfect as any sword I have ever owned. All I can say is "wow'. Cold steel has a winner here. Some who worry of the o-rings. The mod I saw here to perform a gentle camphor to the mouth and a little silicone lube is the answer. For those concerned of dulling the blade sliding it in and out of the shaft...I found a plastic muzzle protector for my rifle. It fits very snug in the shaft. I cut an opening for the blade to slide through and placed it on the blade right next to the hilt. Next I inserted the blade in the shaft. Fits perfect, stays in place and keeps the blade from contacting the metal shaft. If you have a slight rattle sound this silents this also. Dibs on this idea if cold steel changes to this!! Cheap mod and works. If your on the fence about a sword cane, This is the one you want. Thanks True Swords and Cold Steel. Also thanks for the good reviews ahead of mine
This sword cane comes razor sharp and built like a tank. An absolutely excellent sword for general use around the property. It cuts through sticks and small limbs easily with one stroke. It would easily cut open an attacking dog anywhere you hit him, or stab him through like butter. I wouldn't use a sword for personal defense without rigorous testing, so I have chopped two x fours in half with this thing, and four inch diameter tree limbs, trying to break it. I would much rather it break in practice than in actual use when I need it. It just keeps going without a dent, and holds an edge forever. <br /><br />I've had mine for four years now, and have cleared my yard of all the tree limbs from every hurricane and storm since then with this sword and my Cold Steel Rajah II Folding Knife alone, just to have an excuse to play with them. I can't say enough good things about either of these Cold Steel Blades, or any other Cold Steel item I've ever purchased. I'm back here ordering another of these sword canes today because a friend of mine is a convicted felon and can't own a gun. I want her to have the best and handiest home-defense weapon that she can legally own, and this sword cane is it. Now she can disembowel burglars without violating probation!
Cold Steel & True Swords have a REAL utility cane with one of the best swords, period.25yr Abn./Spec. Ops vet w/disabilities & I refuse to be handicapped or victim. This gives me the physical support & confidence to go anywhere I need. Blade is as good or better than much pricier katanas. So good I got another. fixt o rings w lil scilicone. Best turnaround from order to delivery in business. 10 stars!!
Just got the cane! In 3 days wow. It's just what the doctor ordered lol . I'm disabled and use a cane, and we've been having break ins in the neaborhood, A --HOLES be ware!
Great tool. All the good things that have been said about it I agree!<br />About the O-ring problem:<br />1. - Slightly chamfer the tubing at the mouth.<br /><br />2. - Smooth the inside of the tube where the O - rings seat when the blade is stowed. Use 320 grit or finer crocus cloth but do not Over do it.<br /><br />3. - Use a little silicone grease to coat the O-rings and the inside of the tubing mouth.<br /><br />The chamfered edge on the tube mouth will compress the O-rings as the sword is seated in the tube and will not snag or tear or cut the the O-rings as they pass inti the tube.<br /><br />Also, as you are inserting the sword, as the O-rings enter the tube gently twist the handle at the same time push the sword home.<br />You wii be surprised how smooth and solid the sword will be to insert and remove.<br /><br />Keep the O-rings lightly lubricated.
Just got my early Christmas present. It is better than I expected. I'm only 5'6", but I was easily ably to cut the cane down about 4" without trouble. The blade is very heavy duty, really sharp, and polished far better than I thought it would be. Withdrawing the blade requires a slight twist and a firm pull, but it works flawlessly. Workmanship is great. <br /><br />On the outside, it looks like a sturdy old man's cane. No flashy dragon head or ornate carvings to draw attention. It is very functional, although slightly heavier than most canes. However, when the blade is drawn, there is no doubt that it can inflict heavy damage. In fact it is intimidating enough to probably scare any would be attacker away, unless they are carrying a gun.<br /><br />I had read that the o-rings sometimes break. I suspect that is because the blade can be pulled out straight without twisting. This can cause the o-rings to roll over the handle and break. In any case, replacement would be simple...a trip to Ace Hardware. Also read that the tip of the cane is hard plastic. Haven't had any problems with it, though. It works well, and it can also be easily replaced.<br /><br />Pros: great value, strong sharp blade, exceeds my expectations<br />Cons: went on sale after I bought it. Could have saved $5.00. (I had to come up with something.)
Probably one of my favorite pieces in my collection. The blade came very sharp (I sliced myself fairly bad while cleaning the blade) and it also functions beautifully as a cane. It's very solid and the blade is concealed rather well. My only issue is that the rubber rings used to hold the blade are somewhat unreliable. It can take considerable force to draw the blade. So much so that I ended up having to remove one of the rings. They frequently get stuck in the cane, making it impossible to be drawn with any defensive efficiency. Once drawn, this thing is perfection. You could even use the aluminum cane as a weapon, should the need arise.
This is a awesome sword cane, it's made with the same 1055 high carbon steel as my Cold Steel machete, needs a better tip though !!
This sword cane overshadows most every other sword cane out there. It certainly beats all the other sword canes that come off a production line. For a similar weapon that MIGHT be able to outperform this weapon, a person would have to look far and wide for a custom-made piece. I've found that while it's appearance is that of a regular, unobtrusive cane, it's weight is something that will make people's eyebrows go up. Not to be left lying around for anyone to come along and pick up. If you're going to carry it, make sure YOU'RE the only person handling it, unless you're comfortable with the idea of people knowing about your hidden weapon.
Perfect for my needs! This cane not only alleviates my osteoarthritis in my lower extremities, but gives me multiple options for self defense. It looks totally like a garden variety medical use cane, however, is anything but. The overall weight is perfect for swinging while sheathed. Also, with a quick flick of the wrist, you can easily sweep an ankle out from under an attacker. Not mentioned in the add, is a double retaining gasket making the handle secure unless you sincerely want the business end revealed. No chance a small child can pull this out and risk injury, certainly a plus! The metal tube is light yet strong. Blade is at least 3/8 inch thick steel, which the photos do not show. The edge is indeed sharp, and with the robust thickness of the blade, it will get your job done if ever called upon. Increase mobility and stay protected. Worth every penny!
The first statement that should be made about this item is......WOW!!!! Very nicely constructed, The grip is very good; ergonomically speaking. I'm very impressed with the blade. This is "head & shoulders"; above any other sword cane I've ever owned. The blade was sharp straight out of the box. Excellent construction overall. As with other reviewers; I agree about the tip. It is a hard plastic, not rubber. And as I use it actually as a cane; this is a problem on any polished floor or "slick" surface. This problem is easily remedied with a 1" rubber cane tip that can be purchased @ any pharmacy. To summarize; overall, a most excellent cane, (with the tip exception); and an excellent addition to anyone's collection. Whether you actually walk on a cane for medical reasons, or just a gentleman's walking stick. I give it 5 stars & 2 thumbs up!!
Very good quality cane :D<br />Sword is high quality as well.<br />Fittings work well.<br />The best thing about this product was the actual blade...most cane swords have short blades...and they are low quality...this is the reall deal.<br />5/5 Nothing else compares.
All I can say is wow! This is no toy. It's stout and well made. One cannot tell it is a weapon. I like it.
Very nice, comfortable cane with the benifit of a very sharp sword inside. This is my second Cold Steel sword. Love the quality and craftmanship of each one.
I recently had my lower back fused, and needed a cane. Of course when I saw this and the fact that it was ok for orthopiedic use, I had to buy it (after begging the wife LOL). I'm only 5'7" so the cane was a little tall for me so O sawed off the end of the "sheath" and it was just right. I then noticed that the bottom was hard plastic and kinda clicked loudly when useing it. So I went to my local ace hardware and bought and inch and three quarter bottom piece and it fit like it was made for it.<br />As far as the o-rings that come with it, yes, they break or partialy come off when you try to sheath the blade. My advice is to run a little super glue around the o-rings. I did and problemsolved.
I bought this as a backup weapon for when my knees give me trouble. I'm a big guy, and this cane provides excellent support. The blade is very good, as is to be expected from Cold Steel. For those that find it difficult to draw the sword, twist the shaft with your off-hand as you begin to pull the blade out. This helps to break the initial friction of the 0-rings to the sidewall, and the blade slides out easily.
Sturdy to use as real cane. The blade is razor sharp, I feel quite safe while walking with cane. Some say the rubber gaskets rip or come off, I have had no problems, just keep oiled and slightly twist when pulling out or putting back in. Also as far as rattling around and loose inside, I put some material inside to keep tight. If your searching around to buy a sword cane, search no more and buy this one. As far as True Swords shipping goes it is second to none, easy to track and shows up in no more than three days. Very satisfied.
It's heavier than I expected, but I have no qualms about that. This is going to support my weight and I have complete confidence in the blade in a self-defense/showing off for fun-type situation.
This is one of the best conceal weapons that you can buy for the money. You can use it as normal support for an injury or protect your own life and nobody will be the wiser, that it is just a cane. I have no problem with the big rubber on the bottom, it helps to conceal it as, just a cane.
Cold Steel Heavy Duty Cane Sword is everything I had hoped for .I would recommend this item to anyone.Wish the rubber tip at bottom was smaller.
Great quality, sturdy, sword is of nice lengh, and build well. overall a nice cane with a great sword in side.
Great blade. Very sharp and narrow. Truly a great cutter and thruster, as expected from Cold Steel. Your first couple attempts to open it must be forceful. I've found that by twisting the handle slightly back and forth as I pull it from the shaft, will allow an easier and less noticeable draw. <br />For sword use, I recommend two hands -using the crook handle for your base hand, due to the handle being rounded. With such a rounded handle, you'll have better control and accountability of your edge by doing so. <br />As a cane, it's a bit heavy. But, it offers excellent traction and support. Its handle doesn't come off like the other Cold Steel sword canes. However, the handle and shaft of this sword cane are durable enough to withstand and administer great punishment.<br />Altogether, an excellent sword, cane and defensive alternative. <br /><br />Thanks True Swords! Your site, reviews, product price and expedience of shipment are resourceful, valued and excellent .
Very nice item! Anyone in need of a cane also wanting a truely<br />strong self-defense feature needs this!
Very Nice Sword Cane.<br /><br />If you just needed a cane this would work perfect, it's sturdy and really is HEAVY DUTY. The blade is outstanding, sharp, durable and very thick not like some of the cheaper sword canes you find. I imagine I will get years of use out of this Cold Steel sword cane. My only complaint would be that the sword rattles a tiny bit when walking, and I'm a little concerned about the suction locking system. I just wonder after years of use if this will losen up and fell to work. Overall this is an excellent buy and TRUESWORDS.COM got it to me fast and no problems.
First of all I will say I am overall impressed with Cold Steel's sword cane. To start with it doesn't LOOK like a sword cane. No dragon's head, no button release, it just looks like a cane. I am 250 pounds and have a bad back and bum knee. The big selling point for this cane, aside from the above mentioned appearance, is that it is built to be a cane. Heavy aluminum tube body, rubber pad on the end and a handle that fits nicely in the hand. the Sword. the first time taking the sword out was a difficult task. The subsequent times were simple as both of the O-rings crumbled when I removed the sword for the first time. It may be that whatever they use to preserve the blade is too harsh for the rubber O-rings. I had to buy my own rings and custom fit them, but they work just fine. No wiggle, and just enough friction to allow a quick draw of the sword. The sword is very heavy duty and built for a fight. I wouldn't hesitate to use it or worry about it breaking. The edge is razor sharp and it's built like a tank. Full thickness tang secured by heavy duty pins. There are a couple of shortcomings. One is endemic to sword canes and that is the lack of any hand guard. A hard thrust into a solid object may just see your hand sliding forward onto the razor sharp blade. This is a known trade off you make with sword canes and one to be mindful of when training/employing it. The next one is, in my view, a design flaw. Namely, balance. The balance point of this blade is well forward, approximately 6 inches out onto the blade itself. That means you have more of a heavy slashing tool than a well designed "fencer" blade. You have a devastating slash capability, and a very respectable thrust, which I'd recommend doing so by holding the crook of the handle to avoid the forward slide, but not much maneuverability. On the bright side, not too many muggers are carrying rapiers or cutlasses. They are, however, carrying knives which are far faster and more maneuverable. hack slash and thrust and you'll win. Try to 'fence' with them and I'm not so sure. Then again, I don't know too many knife wielding muggers who would hang around when confronted with a whirling razor sharp sword. I am very happy with the purchase.
Hi. I'm going to be using a cane the rest of my life. I'm disabled, I'm 255lbs, & 59yrs old. I'm a perfect target for anyone to mess with me. I bought this cane, and i'm using it daily. You do have to get use to the weight, its heavy. The rubber tip is to hard, but does work, be careful. As for looks, plain, like an old mans daily cane should. I'm impressed that this cane can support all my weight, that's what I needed. Not a Cheap walking cane. I now feel save with this. I'm going to add a wrist strap to it so I don't drop it or someone takes it off of me. If you want a cane for support, not a walking stick, this is it! Now the only problem I'll have is when raising the cane as a club, or pulling out the sword, is that I don't fall down, cause I can't balance. I REALLY LIKE this Cane! I highly recommend this for a disabled person! JUST DON'T FALL DOWN!
As someone who walks with a cane regularly, and is out late fairly often I saw this as a great opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. Upon drawing the blade for the first time one of the rubber rings that holds the blade in the shaft snapped mostly off. Luckily it works just fine with 1 (since two might make it excessively hard to draw and as read in another review, they are a #13 and easily replaceable). Pros: The blade is well balanced, the shaft is durable enough to parry or club as well, and it serves a s a very sturdy cane (and nobody else is the wiser). Cons: The rubber ring snapped as I said right away, the sword is not easily drawn very quickly (a release for a latch would probably have been ideal) and the tip of the cane doesn't look like it provides much traction on slick terrain. All in all I'd say its definitely worth the money. Once sharpened the blade will serve its owner well.
This is truly a heavy duty sword cane. The blade is excellent, and sharp, and you can easily use the aluminum shaft for parrying or as a bludgen. the blade is held in the shaft by two rubber "O" rings.There are three pins which hold the handle to the blade. On mine one of the pins was protruding, which in turn scarred the inside of the shaft and made it almost impossible to remove the blade. One of the "O" rings was damaged (the "O" rings are a #13 and can be found at any hardware store.)The scratches on the inner shaft have scratched the plastic or "Grivory" handle that inserts in the shaft, but all works well now. I agree with the other reviewers about the ferrule. It is large, but it is more like hard plastic over rubber, and I wouldn't want to guarantee it would provide "traction" on ice. Overall, this is truly a real blade weapon in every sense. If you want to see this in action, go to the Cold Steel website and watch the video. Editor's Note: Thank y
The product was much heavier than I'd anticipated. I actually walk with two canes, and bought two of these to use when I know I'll be out late. Really, I should've just bought one, but I'll keep the 2nd as a "spare." The cane does offer incredible support, although the hard rubber tip does have the potential to slip on slick or wet surfaces. Ideally, it should be a replaceable tip, not permanent. The heavy shaft would make a formidable weapon all on its own. My plan is to get a functional cane of the same size, either black or I'll paint it black to match, and use both to walk with. Editor's Note: Thank you for your comments. We have updated the review to reflect the appropriate spelling.
well when i got it i was very impressed but the o rings that hold the blade in the shaft broke so i had to go to the auto part store and get new ones but other than that its awsome
I am pleased with my cane. The reason that I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 is because of the rubber tip. I don't care about the size of the tip. But, the tip is hard. Since I actually use the cane as a cane, it does have a slip potential that should be addressed.
I liked the cane when it arrived. It was only useful a day. The O-Rings were dry-rotted and crumbled the seconded time I pulled the sword out, to show one of my sons when he came by to visit. The blade is not very sharp at all. This cane must be very old or the O-Rings were bad, but unlikely because they would never have been able to install them due to the dry-rot.
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