The wooden Kingfisher Self defense cane is designed as a walking cane but combines the best attributes of a mobility aid with the best features of a defensive staff. It bears some similarity in concept to the shillelagh but differs from ball or knob handled canes in that the grip is comfortable and better for bearing weight. The design is also inconspicuous and superior to steam-bent crook type canes in that the handle has substantial mass, like a wooden mallet. Wielding the cane from the tip end allows the user to maintain an assailant at a safe distance, without being limited to pulling or entangling an adversary at close quarters.
Weight: 16 ounces
Although this looks simple, it's been years in development. The SD cane features all wood joinery. It's made of grade L7 Appalachian hickory and suitable for severe service. Available in custom lengths, taper option, three color choices, optional carbide tip, optional lanyard, and customized inscriptions.
Length: We make the SD in custom lengths. The standard method to determine cane length relative to body size is to measure the distance from the floor to the top of the wrist-bone while standing with shoes on and in a relaxed position.
Taper: the default geometry is straight shaft and having an even cylindrical shaft, is the stouter of the two options. The taper option results in better balance and speed, and like a traditional cane geometry is visually more elegant.
The joint construction is all wood with no mechanical fasteners. Notice that the tenon connecting the handle and shaft is square. This type of design, while difficult to execute, ensures maximum side grain contact and is the most superior woodworking joint.
The handle is comfortable for use as a weight bearing cane however, it's also an effective tool if needed in a self defense situation.
The grip allows perfect weight distribution and ergonomics without resorting to elaborate carvings or odd shapes.
Canes are permitted for air travel as carry on (see this link TSA) however, TSA may object to the metal tip whereas a SD cane without optional carbide tip has no features that depart from the definition of a traditional cane/walking aid.