Being on the near side of 60 I have found that the cane has become my daily companion. My usual carry has been a drug store special that is made from solid ash. Since i often work out with a straight stick, I have been in seach of a cane with similar feel to it. This tuesday i will be getting a Cold Steel Walkabout. It is the shape i want, also solid ash, so should do well not only for support but for SD. More importantly its more LEO friendly than those ninja canes that have sprung up all over the net. So do you carry? What do you use? What training, if any?