ordered my Cold steel African walking stick.
i wanted it as a walking stick for when i go trial hiking, and i did not want an old people's stick. this has quite a unique design.
also the cold steel guys make this thing out of a supper hard plastic, that is apparently unbreakable.
here is a you tube vids that show its ability to hold up to damage, and do damage.
i found this after i ordered it, i didn't know it was meant to be a club!!! you see it go threw bricks with ease get's jumped on and driven over. so i
think it will be good for outdoor stuff..
and being plastic wont rot , warp etc.
as its a walking stick its legal to carry everywhere, even more so if you have a walking disability. as long as you carry it in plain sight though im
not sure how or why you would want to hide it.
and i imagine due to its design would make a good self defence item. i used to do akido a while back so have limited training with staffs, as its
akido was mostly about disarming people or pinning them. i imagine this would work with those kind of skills.
though i dont see how i would ever need it for that when hiking, the worst thing ive ever come across was a snake, and they usualy slither off when
you get near, now i can bash them i guess.
but good for checking river depths and as a third ballance point on rugged ground. i think it will be a life long walking stick at a very cheap price
, a hell of a lot cheaper and cooler than anything else i could find. it cost me about 30 with p&p
the ridges look like they will aid grip from all angles, especially good for when climbing steep slopes and a grip half way may be needed.
i am literately waiting for mine to arrive atm. it should be here in the next hour or so. as soon as it gets delivered
ill be posting up some first hand pictures and a review.
here is a link to cold steels website about it.
here an excerpt of how they described it
"made from black Polypropylene. This means that, in addition to being unbreakable, it’s also impervious to the elements. It will never rot, warp,
crack, splinter, swell, shrink, mildew or fade, and it’s ready for all the wear and tear you, and the world, can dish out. Although its primary
mission is to be a walking stick to aid one’s balance when crossing uneven, slippery, wet or rough terrain, it can also serve as a pointer, lever,
or probe. It also makes a formidable tool for self-defense in an emergency."
edit on 20-4-2011 by jericanman because: acidently posted blank topic.