Cold Steel Cane: Commercial Flying

Cold Steel Cane: Commercial Flying

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    Thumbs up Cold Steel Cane: Commercial Flying

    I just returned from an extended trip during which I carried a Cold Steel cane (SS City Stick) on four flights originating in three three different countries. Additionally, I carried it essentially 24/7, and it also served as an early alarm leaned against doors at night. Now as a middle aged couple, we can "fit" the role with a cane, and in fact, the aches and pains of age were moderated at times by same.

    Flight security was a non-event. It went through X-Ray as I limped through the metal detector (a very slight, almost imperceptible limp, mind you). It was seat side on all planes, trains and boats. I was never questioned while traveling.

    Airport personnel at times were solicitous and very helpful to this 50+ year old man and his wife. Early boarding for both, etc. Most customers at airports gave me wide berth and were generous.

    At several museums in Europe I was given nice privileges due to the cane. Sometimes they pulled me from the long lines and sent me through the "express" lanes. At the state museum in Nuremburg they even escorted us up and down in keyed elevators so we could avoid the stairs. None of the museum personnel wanted to confiscate the cane.

    The Paris Metro and RER's are a whole different story......millions of stairs, and hordes of wolves looking for prey. Condition ORANGE! I snarled a lot!

    All in all, it was very effective, very useful, intimidating, and quite fun to carry. I added a wrist cord to make it more versatile as well.

    I also added a couple of Bokers to my pockets in Germany (another story), and carried my tac light faithfully from departure to return.

    All in all, a great idea provided here at DC by special fellow members QK and Pete!


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    I have been carring around one of Cold Steels "African Walking Sticks"
    got it for about 30 bucks and I have had the same reactions from people. I go back and forth to the doctors quite a bit and of course all the offices are posted so on quick trips I just take my cane and a CRKT pocket knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skysoldier View Post
    I have been carring around one of Cold Steels "African Walking Sticks"
    got it for about 30 bucks and I have had the same reactions from people. I go back and forth to the doctors quite a bit and of course all the offices are posted so on quick trips I just take my cane and a CRKT pocket knife.
    Are the reactions good or bad? I've had mine for months now. Took on a trip to AZ. & the only comment I got was a lady asking where she could get one for her Dad.
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    What is the Cold Steel cane? have never heard about them before.

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    Look under "Speciality Items", and then "Sticks" here:

    http://www.coldsteel.com/

    I got the City Stick:

    "Here are some classy walking sticks that are just at home at the opera as they are on a stroll through the urban jungle. The City Stick’s glossy black shafts are made out of eleven layers of fiberglass which, in impact tests, proved to be unbreakable. They’re all topped with a removable head that can be easily engraved or modified to suit your tastes. At the base is a thick rubber ferrule for excellent traction."

    I put a soft rubber tip on it for better stability. I got the plain SS head:
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    Oh no, the secrets out. I have a City Stick with a Micarta head.

    If you carry it as a cane then great. If you train with the gun you carry then why not the stick? If you think you will use it as a weapon then get some good training. It is one of the most devastating weapons in the right hands and always overlooked as it seems so innocent in the hands of a "lame" user.

    Dog Brothers video here

    Dog Brothers are a little extreme and not for the average, but the video highlights the lethality of the stick.
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    The city sticks are nice, but I think some of the models have metal heads on them.

    I have the "African Walking Stick", it's a solid polypropylene. That's the same stuff my favorite baton's made out of. Great stuff, but it CAN warp. At least I've seen a baton or 2 do so, but they were left out in the sun for several days in the hot Palm Springs area desert during the middle of summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    The Paris Metro and RER's are a whole different story......millions of stairs, and hordes of wolves looking for prey. Condition ORANGE! I snarled a lot!
    My Mom said the same thing! Underground was a little scary and every escalator and elevator (if there was one) was out of order. Not what someone facing double knee replacement needs.
    Out in the city, both my folks were very surprised at how friendly people were.
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    My wife just got back from Paris, and she and her girlfriends (all very aware of their surroundings) couldn't have been happier with the Metro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnfreak View Post
    My Mom said the same thing! Underground was a little scary and every escalator and elevator (if there was one) was out of order. Not what someone facing double knee replacement needs.
    Out in the city, both my folks were very surprised at how friendly people were.
    Europe is generally not very handicapped friendly with a lot of stairs, small doorways, cobblestones all over, limited curb cuts, and in general, it would just be tough overall. The Metro is a rats maze of stairs and blind corners - a great system overall, but when one is going from an RER to the Metro system, many flights of stairs are generally required.

    We found the French, and Parisians very friendly - more so than those stoic Germans.......LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by Erich View Post
    My wife just got back from Paris, and she and her girlfriends (all very aware of their surroundings) couldn't have been happier with the Metro.
    Its a great system - the Metro is easy to use once the maps are figured, clean, and generally safe. The RER system, as contrasted to the Metro, is harder to figure out.

    Where the Metro and RER combine in stations, the difficulties in traveling are increased to, like to 10th power. LOL.

    A great system, nonetheless. One just needed to be very vigilent, particularly at night and rush hours. Pickpockets, thieves and other nerdowells abound at various stations. The most I saw hanging out were where the RER's and Metro combined.

    We used the Metro constantly, and the RER occasionally. Happy with both - but always Con Orange.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Europe is generally not very

    We used the Metro constantly, and the RER occasionally. Happy with both - but always Con Orange.
    Quite frankly I have found the Metro to be both cleaner and safer than the New York subway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    Quite frankly I have found the Metro to be both cleaner and safer than the New York subway.
    Yea.....so what's the point! You called it 100% right!


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