A cane for a veteran.

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Project by mahdee posted 04-13-2019 08:59 PM 334 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was contacted by a Vietnam veteran who was needing a cane that he could also use as a deterrent from hostile people. The grip is designed like a pistol grip (for a right handed person) and it can be held either with all fingers holding it or with the thumb and/or index finger pointing down for better control of the stick.
The other end of the grip has a sharp, curved nob that can do some serious damage to an intruder’s body. He was very happy with the design and hopefully will never have to use it as a weapon.
Thanks in advance for comments and feedback


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#1 posted 04-13-2019 10:28 PM

Handsome cane

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 04-13-2019 10:46 PM

Very nice – tell me more – wood for shaft? wood for handle? Was handle all carved or did the tree grow in that shape? The silver and turquoise collar – how is that fastened on?

I always round off the ends of the handle so they can deliver a good thumping if necessary, but I also hope that function never gets used against man or beast.

Thanks for sharing

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 04-14-2019 12:12 AM

Okay, the shaft is walnut and the handle is the crotch of an oak tree. The stone gems for the ring; well it is a crazy process of putting them on, filing them with diamond files, filling them, filing them and so on until there are no voids.
The concept of the handle came from a martial artist from San Francisco who was looking for a walking staff like these:

These pictures are the “raw” concepts. The tip is designed to break the sternum in a fight and the “beak” is designed to produce a fatal blow to an aggressor. As you may know in martial arts as in any other sports, these options always serve as a last resort in defending one’s life against the entity that is attempting to take it away.


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#4 posted 04-14-2019 12:15 AM

These were 6’ staff I made for him.


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#5 posted 04-14-2019 03:55 AM

Probably a posse of vets at the local VA who would help out a brother who was being picked on. Hopefully your friend doesn’t bring a stick to a gunfight.

Nice cane though.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 04-14-2019 04:00 AM

No sir, he lives alone in a neighborhood that is not the safest.


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#7 posted 04-14-2019 10:13 AM

Very nice cane, very well done, thanks for showing.

-- andrek

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#8 posted 04-14-2019 10:56 AM

Nice stick, better gift.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 04-14-2019 02:40 PM

andrek, Thank you.
hunter71, yes, these make nice gifts. Thanks


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