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Reply #30 - Sep 11th, 2020 at 12:36pm
 
The problem with carrying a cane is you have to be old and actually need it. 

Which usually means you need it for balance and really can't use it as a weapon.

And if you're young and healthy, you draw some rather suspicious looks from law enforcement who know that a cane makes a dandy weapon.
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Reply #31 - Yesterday at 6:23am
 
It doesn’t matter if a cane can be used as a weapon as long as it could plausibly have another purpose.  A cane designed for stability is questionable for someone young and stable on their feet (unless you’re this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWNQTqMkezc ) , but there are other “sticks” you could carry without looking suspicious. Police officers I’ve talked to have recommended carrying a large flashlight because it has a non-weapon use no matter who you are.
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Reply #33 - Yesterday at 7:35pm
 
   I almost bought a combat umbrella back when I had Kali and Odin was walking a hundred miles a week.  Kali forced me to walk no matter the weather. Such an umbrella would have been a good idea then.  I still walk my dogs but the new batch have a fenced in back yard and I'm older so I walk a fraction as far as I used to. 
    The stick might be the first weapon ever used by man or man's ancestors.  It worked well then and it works just as well now.  I wouldn't consider walking my dogs without a good, stout "walking stick." It is my peacemaker when stray dogs challenge us.
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Reply #34 - Today at 12:51am
 
I designed my monkeys fist lanyard after an incident walking my dog several years ago. Three strays started harassing my dog, and I really wished I’d had something better than my foot to fend them off.  The monkeys fist (see Timpa’s videos) extends to over four feet long (strangely that feature was never demonstrated by Timpa), but it is small and light enough to take jogging.  I’ve seen runners carry real sticks... it’s just awkward.
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