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    My Current EDC

    I'm in a very NPE for awhile, so here is what I'm carrying full-time:

    cane 003.jpg

    Security at Dulles, Frankfurt and Tel Aviv didn't give it a second thought. It's from Canemasters.
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    My own is a walking stick from Cold Steel. Not as benign-looking as the Canemasters you have above. But, it's darned near indestructible and fairly easy to wield.

    As with your experience, Mike, I too fly under the radar through security screenings, including at airports. Nice additional tool. to have along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
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    My own is a walking stick from Cold Steel. Not as benign-looking as the Canemasters you have above. But, it's darned near indestructible and fairly easy to wield.

    As with your experience, Mike, I too fly under the radar through security screenings, including at airports. Nice additional tool. to have along.
    I had a situation nearly go south a couple years ago in Puerto Rico, where I found myself empty-handed. I decided then that whenever I had to go gun-free, I would still have a force multiplier in hand. The cane quickly became the obvious choice for me. I went with benign-looking based simply on my route and destination.
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    I'm in a very NPE for awhile, so here is what I'm carrying full-time:

    cane 003.jpg

    Security at Dulles, Frankfurt and Tel Aviv didn't give it a second thought. It's from Canemasters.
    I've had a very similar defensive cane for a number of years now.

    Since I have family in both NYC and DC, I've taken that cane through security numerous times w/o a second look from anyone.

    It could be wicked in a fight.

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    I have been carrying it full-time now for about five days, and am getting very used to it. For the first couple days, it was a bit tedious. Treating it like a walking stick instead of a handicap aid makes the process much simpler, and people don't seem to notice any difference, at least that they have mentioned. Its weight has become a non-issue, and maneuvering with it has become natural. All in all, I'm very happy with my choice in this weapon-free environment.
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    The interesting thing is how some people seem to be ridiculously leery of a cane. A few times I've used mine to point at something, and had people jump back and gasp. Note that I was never pointing in their direction; usually at a right angle.

    It can't be a "weapon" reaction; at least two of them, I'm sure I could have whipped an AK-47 from behind my back and pointed with it, and they'd've said "Cool!"

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    I have one by Ka-Bar. Rugged as hell but heavy.

    When I had knee surgery I got a nice blackthorn Bata and that makes a pretty serviceable defensive weapon.

    A little "Whiskey Stick Dancing" applied as necessary.
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    I have one by Ka-Bar. Rugged as hell but heavy.

    When I had knee surgery I got a nice blackthorn Bata and that makes a pretty serviceable defensive weapon.

    A little "Whiskey Stick Dancing" applied as necessary.
    Mine is very lightweight.
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    As an update, the congregation we went with had a reunion dinner this past Saturday night. Several people didn't recognize me without my boonie hat and cane. One of them even asked if I had my hip replaced since I no longer needed a cane.
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