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A cane can be a vital defensive tool where traditional weapons are prohibited. The black powder coated 0.100-thick 5052-H32 aluminum self-defense cane has a 1.0" diameter, measures 39" and can be cut shorter for fit. Weight is approximately 2.15 lb. Wall thickness is 0.125".
Made in the USA.
I would love to see this back in stock. I am forced to use canes do to a service connected disability and would feel a little more comfortable with something like this
I've had this cane for over a year and I love it. It's super strong and SOLID. The grips aren't very useful to me, they're in the wrong place and very abrasive out of the box. Also, you'll want spare tips- the tip it comes with doesn't last long. If you have weak wrists you may want a wooden cane, this one is quite heavy. I like the longer length, it's great for descending stairs. I have done a lot of full power striking on wooden crates and heavy punching bags, and it hasn't bent at all. I'd recommend the cane DVD's from either Jim Keating or Kelly Worden to go with it.
I'm 6'2, 210#, love the mini TDI, find the regular TDIs too large for a secure grip -- and this cane just melts into my hand. It's massive yet not at all unwieldy; surprisingly thick gauge, perfectly placed knurled grips; the point on the hook isn't sharp yet not remotely dull; the flattened end begs to smash something, the cane fits well around my neck and over my shoulder -- this is everything you hope it is, so just do it. I waited until one of my discs went away before buying this -- don't make my mistake, pull out one of your least favorite discs yourself and buy this now.
i got my cane today very cool, as i get older well i know i will use it. any idea if it is ok to fly with i do limp when arthritis gets going
An absolute necessity for modern day city living. Dual-purpose items are the only safe alternatives to a concealed carry permit. Mag-lites, this cane, a nice folder...and you're all set! Quality is 100% and I love the extra height on it which most canes don't have. But it and you won't be sorry.
This is a magnificent self defense tool as well as the strongest orthopedic cane I have found. My interest in using canes for self defense started when I needed a cane after knee replacement surgery and felt a bit vulnerable during recovery. I now take a cane with me whenever I take a hike or a long walk. The TDI cane is a serious piece of defensive hardware, thick walled aluminum, 1.5" diameter, with a pointed horn and knurled upper and lower grips. A strike from this cane applied through application of any of the many stick or cane fighting disciplines can only be described as devastating. One of the best, if not the best, fighting canes available anywhere for any price.
Very happy with the product, no problems flying with it.USMC
I love this cane! Very comfortable in the hand, very supportive for daily use while walking.
Great Cane that is for all purposes indestructible... Only two things to keep in mind for some: 1. This cane may be a little heavy. 2. The angle of cut on the handle might cause issues should it penetrate the opponent's skin. Remember that the liberal (Oh, the poor bad person) might try to paint you as someone who was looking for a fight to use the handle end as described on someone. Just think about any possible legalities before you do anything. Remember that this is a fighting cane in most respects that is designed as such. The lower key you keep it, the better off you are.
I have had my cane a year or two and carry it every place I go, except airplanes. I'm afraid I'll lose it to the screeners tho I'm told I can get a letter from a local supervisor that it's ok. I just don't trust the people at the other end to honor the letter. My wife gave me a second one for Christmas so I have one to practice my tai chi form in the house with. The other stays in the car so I don't end up leaving without it. I have my name and phone stamped into it and a name tape since that doesn't get noticed. I'll engrave this one. I have left it in big box store shopping carts but got it back. The neck sized hook helps a lot with not having to put it down for wallet stuff and such. The tubing seems hard enough, but when I drop it on asphalt or gravel, I get deep dings in the hook because of the soft aluminum. I've stopped trying to cover them up, just get rid of the burrs and figure they add character. I love my Ka-Bar and brag about it all the time. And I took the label off it in case I need to use it. I don't want them saying "how come it says Ka-Bar?" if I have to hurt somebody. And it would take a lot for me to use the point on the hook cause I'm pretty sure it'll puncture more than just the skin. I carry it cause in was told "if you use a cane all the time you will need a cane all the time." But if I did use it all the time I hear Walmart floor protectors make tips that work just fine. To sum it up, I love my Ka-Bar fighting cane!
I've had my cane for more than a few years now and love it,ive never had to use it thankfully,but sure is nice to have if needed,you can learn lots of self defense moves w/this cane that require little mobility.i dont find it heavy at all after trimming it is probably just under 2 pounds of very stable mass,you may ding this cane from dropping it but you will never break it,i had mine painted to match my Corvette,so that makes it even more discrete.This cane will deffo give you an extra piece of mind,and should you ever need it it wont let you down.Thank you KaBar for making such a useful quality cane for us that need 1.
Only a 33-year veteran police Lieutenant could truly understand what makes a knife effective for close-quarters defense. While serving as President and Chief Instructor of Tactical Defense Institute, John Benner saw time and time again what he already believed to be true from first-hand experience: In a conflict, fine motor skills deteriorate and gross motor skills are most effective for fending off assailants. Benner then set out to design a low-profile fixed blade knife for law enforcement, military and security personnel that could be drawn quickly and efficiently in times of duress. After more than a year of prototype samples and in-field testing, the Benner-approved TDI knife was put into production. The same basic principles that founded that first knife were incorporated into all future TDI models, which now complete an expansive line of tactical knives.
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Should you want to return your item, please ship to the following address with a note explaining the reason for return.
KA-BAR Knives, Inc.
200 Homer Street
Olean, NY 14760
Include your name, address, phone number and email so we can promptly return your product. Be sure to cover the entire blade and tip of the knife with original protective cardboard sheaths and do not ship knives in envelopes. KA-BAR is not responsible for lost or stolen items. After your KA-BAR item is received in Olean, please allow 2 to 3 weeks for the processing and return of your products.