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This is a discussion on The Cold Steel City Stick within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have wondered re a healthy - anyways, young person - unless a faked limp is added. I don't think it need necessarily be more ...

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    I have wondered re a healthy - anyways, young person - unless a faked limp is added.

    I don't think it need necessarily be more attractive to a BG - that will depend on the individuals outgoing ''victim'' vibes. A walk with a cane but including an assured ''don't mess with me'' attitude should suffice.

    I can get away with it tho - beard near white - very graying hair and a slight ''uncomfortable'' gait. Plus I do not look too friendly sometimes! Of course, under most circumstances I will be accompanied anyways by Mr SIG!
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    It all depends on your situation. I know I carry a knife just about everywhere, especially those places I can't carry a gun. If I were going someplace formal that a gun was not legally allowed at, a classy looking cane would be just the thing to give you some reach. If you were hiking (or dressed for hiking), a wooden walking stick would not look strange.

    Just consider it a possible tool for self defense.

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    I don;t think a stick is that much of give-away. Depends on the type. The crook top ones look prinnocuous. I'm 39, but like to use a cane if I'm walking anywhere particularly if it stop/start stuff like museums/zoos/art fairs etc, otherwise the arthritis in my knee gets really painful.
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    It's esy for me, because I have a bad back due to an inattentive driver. Let me tell you one thing, if you look like you need a cane people will assume you need a cane. Pay attention to your body language, because the public will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian45
    The use of a cane/walking stick in public by a otherwise healthy person leads me to ask some questions. What would be the perception of the average LE officer to seeing a 31 year old walking down a city block carrying a big stick with a shiny metal ball on the end of it be? Also, someone walking with, and carrying a cane may seem to be more inviting to a BG. If a cane was used in self defensive in this situation would a eager liberal prosocuter be more likely to charge the user with "Criminal Baiting"? Just some thoughts that come to mind.
    This relates to the many "Intention" laws on the books. Basically,(bluntly) you have to calculate the number of dicks per patrol unit in your locality. If the # of dicks is high, you may be "tagged" if you carry your SureFire, or Inova. Carrying this thinking (by the citizen or LE) to its logical conclusion, you will never be armed, or defend yourself, in extremis. I venture to say that everyone here carries impact "weapons" of one sort or another. Regarding "baiting", this is why I would not affect a limp. If a BG assaults an apparently healthy individual, with "exquisite posture", and if you comport yourself as a "Gentleman/-woman", I think you could more than hold your own with any competent attorney.

    Canes are a "fashion accessory"; you should have one for any style of dress you feel it would be appropriate to carry one. Slacks & polo shirt- a City Stick with the faux cocoblo head, or one of the "less hefty" all-wood CS canes. Business/casual business attire, travelling to a downtown area (Chicago, NY, SD, etc., )- the SS ball would not be out of place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob72
    This relates to the many "Intention" laws on the books. Basically,(bluntly) you have to calculate the number of dicks per patrol unit in your locality. If the # of dicks is high, you may be "tagged" if you carry your SureFire, or Inova. Carrying this thinking (by the citizen or LE) to its logical conclusion, you will never be armed, or defend yourself, in extremis. I venture to say that everyone here carries impact "weapons" of one sort or another.
    That is pretty much what I was thinking. I would perfer any of my weapons be concealed, but I would not rule anything out as long as it, such as a cane would blend in well enough. The more options the better.
    On a recient trip to the great socialist city of Chicago I felt pretty naked as I was without my pistol and to be legal in that city I was down to a <2.5 inch knife.
    BTW I recognized the area of the city on Michigan Ave I visited when I was watching the news report a few days later on the three people shot there. It is amazing how well the gun and knife laws work in Chicago, for the criminals.

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    Most criminals go for the appearance of an easy target, right? Just because you have a limp doesnt mean that you are incapable of taking that thick cane or walking stick and doing some damage.

    Where an open carry of a firearm might draw attention and trouble, I think that carrying a big stick has an opposite affect in most situations. Would any of us cause problems with a guy carrying a Louisville slugger anymore than a heavy walking stick or cane. Probaly not. I think it is more of a deterrent than anything, IMHO. Isn't that what we want anyway? To avoid conflict but to be prepared for it if unavoidable!?

    And for those who are concerned with fashion, I think the gentlemens cane is making a come back. What fun! Openly carry a weapon and look fashionable doing it.

    Hope some of you can pull this one off. I'm to young to need one and haven't had to do black tie events yet.
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