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Ishmael, thank you for making me the Pimp of Gimp.

La Mano, thanks for naming my sidewalk scepter.

The black pummel of this ironically milk-chocolate with blonde highlights walking stick fits perfectly in my palm and is a better height than my T-Cane—named Bane of the Oppressed for those into ghetto heraldry and masculine talismanship.

This is such a fine cane that I'll rarely take it to work, but will take it on my neighborly strolls among the seething trolls.

The hardness and thickness of this gimp-along device is impressive. It is definitely a leg breaker and I won't use it for a head stroke in self-defense unless we are in a Walking Dead level ghetto event. This thing will shatter arms and crush hands.

The rubber base even has a braking quality. It's is really only needed for going up and down curbs, so the rest of the time the crook, a hand below the middle, makes a nice carry point. In fact, although it works well as a one-handed wooden sword when held just below the pummel, I like it best held by the lower portion of the crook a foot above the base. The curve makes up for the fact that my hand is not as large as your Nordic paw.

I will not strike apparatus with this—it's just too fine of a pimp cane. But will demonstrate some post work on video with heavy rattan training sticks when the opportunity presents.

I really like the triangular Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd medallion sealed into the pummel top. The footwork I practice with a cane is triangular. The Flips will think it's a Dog Brother cane.

Thank you so much, Ishmael.

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La ManoMay 2, 2017 3:14 PM UTC

Possible to post a picture of it? I'm starting to work on my own "stick collection", starting with my 19th century shillelagh, and now including two dogwood and one maple stick, anywhere from 39" to 58" in length and with various "feet" (metal spike, metal button, rubber crutch tip) depending on whether I'm headed to the street or to the woods.

Been watching yours and other videos to get an idea of how to use them for defense, depending on the situation. As mentioned before, often "standing on guard with an assured countenance" will give you room to run or escalate .... Next will be working out with my Marine son, starting with the hand-to-hand techniques he learned, and practicing the circling, moving, "step-and-drag" en-garde positions I've seen in your videos ...