I think we often forget that just about anything can be used as a self defense weapon. We simply overlook it because it isn't restricted or
regulated. I took a few "theme" classes last year offered to black belts. This came up in one of those and I have to tell you it's remarkably
I'll be taking an extended trip in a few months via Greyhound all the way up the east coast, into eastern Canada and ending at family in western
Canada. I've been reckless in my youth when traveling alone, but this time I plan to carry a walking cane with me. There is nothing better nor more
inconspicuous than this simple tool. It can be taken everywhere and in the right hands, it's a devastating self defense item.
When I was much younger, I used to carry a sword cane. It was stout enough to be an effective club, but also had a straight double edged 24" blade. I
lost it years ago, but I used to take it everywhere. That was before I got a carry permit. In a real SHTF situation, I have to wonder if it might be
very useful to have again while in the city away from my vehicle. Once I get to my vehicle though, it would be highly redundant. Maybe I could give it
to my nine y/o son once I pick him up?
Well, I agree with it being redundant once you reach your vehicle. It really shines everywhere else though. It's way faster than a hand strike, has
way more force, and you already have your hand on it so it's faster than drawing a weapon right away if you CC. I'm not planning on taking one
everywhere with me.. yet.. I'm still too young to fake it 24/7. However places that you're worried about that have posted "no concealed weapons"
this gives you at least something. Self defense is really all about layering. Martial arts only gets you so far. Concealed carry only takes you so
far, but you start stacking you options and you are exponentially better off.
Carrying a stick when you're hiking trails gives you the same added security. The way things are now, I'm always uneasy hiking populated trails.
It's just an extra layer of security really. The older folk that actually need them, well.. Let's just say after the classes I stay a good 6 feet
clear of everyone with a cane! lol I still remember the bruises.!!
Yep, one of the best Unassuming Weapons made. And unless they are being especially like Equus Africanus Asinus our favorite bunch TSA/Homeland
Security will allow these on board. And has been noted most people do not notice these or think of them as a weapon.
You want unassuming weapons, you should see me on an airplane.
I always take with me a couple of pens and an extra pair of shoelaces.
I specifically buy new pens before I travel. I ensure that they have a rigid aluminum body and metal point. The reason being that if I need to jam it
into someone's neck, it's not going to snap like a cheap plastic BIC pen.
I bring the shoelaces because they are fairly versatile. I can use 2 different knots which take just seconds to make and either turn the laces into
handcuffs or into a garrote. The beauty of using a surveyor's knot is that the harder I pull and the more you struggle, the tighter it gets.
There are some good sword canes out there too. Just be sure to get a quick release one, vs. the ones you have to unscrew.
My personal favorite though, is my stun gun. It looks just like a cell phone, so I often just palm it in my hand whenever I'm walking in a dangerous
area. a flick of the switch, and a quick jab, and my attacker is convulsing on the ground while I get me and loved ones to safety.
The Kubotan (sometimes erroneously spelled as Kubaton or Kobutan) self-defense keychain is a close-quarter self-defense weapon developed by
Takayuki Kubota. It is essentially a derivation of the yawara (柔?) stick, usually 5.5 inches (14 cm) long and 0.56 inch (1.5 cm) in diameter,
slightly thicker or the same size as a marker pen. Attached with a keyring for convenience and concealment, the Kubotan appears as an innocuous key
fob to the untrained eye, although it may be considered an offensive weapon in some jurisdictions.
Personal Disclosure: I was recently watching some chinese hero PWN 2 thieves on a motorbike with his bicycle by throwing it at them and I use this
technique when confronted with unleashed dogs having a go at me! Just raising it above my head increases my apparent size and yelling and advancing
quikly [as can drop the bike immediately down in front of me as a shield defence] has saved me several times and possesing a bike generally means the
dog owner can not escape my wrath either! Bicycle helmets are mandatory in Australia and the double as great unassuming head protecting in a fight.
1 x bicycle
1 x bicycle helmet
1 x walking stick
1 x keyring kubotan
1 x long key chain
1 x Jacket [might act as a shield against knives if used correctly]
1 x leather belt with metal buckle.
1 x drink bottle with nozzle [ I like to spray it at the enemies face!]
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