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Cold Steel 88SCFD Heavy Duty Sword Cane 37-1/2" Overall

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Part Number: CS88SCFD
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS88SCFD: 88SCFD Heavy Duty Sword Cane
Cold Steel
We have been intrigued with the potential of sword canes ever since Major Morris Wright used one to grievously injure Jim Bowie in their famous fight on the Vidalia Sand Bar so many years ago. There are few weapons that can be put into action faster than our sword canes. Just give the handle a firm tug and the blade will literally leap into your hand!

Heavy Duty Sword Cane - Aluminum Shaft
Our design concept for the Heavy Sword Cane was to make a cane that offered significant support, and be stylish enough so that it didn't look like a stodgy piece of medical equipment. The result is a very appealing cane with an extra strong partial crook handle made from Grivory, with a black, aluminum shaft that's 2mm thick and heat-treated for strength. The shaft is handsomely tapered and capped with a thick rubber ferrule for better traction on slick, icy sidewalks or uneven terrain. The concealed sword is easily released by a hard, quick tug on the handle to break the suction of its friction lock. It's an extremely formidable sword too, made from 1055 Carbon steel, a little over 24" in length and 5.5mm thick. It's sturdy enough for both cutting and thrusting, with one long cutting edge, a strong sharp point, and a fully sharpened back edge. It's more than enough to take down any attacker, and the heavy aluminum shaft of your cane makes a fine weak hand parrying weapon and a frightfully effective bludgeon in its own right.
  • Item Number: 88SCFD
  • Name: Heavy Duty Sword Cane
  • Blade Length: 24-1/4"
  • Overall Length: 37-1/2"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Weight: 30 oz w/ Sword 16 oz Sword Only
  • Scabbard: Grivory w/ Aluminum Shaft
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442007098

4.479 (121 reviews)
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Western Woods, BloNo Il.
Jul 18, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Materials
Cons: None
The "smell" from hell
I purchased the cane as an Orthopedic transition from weeks of crutch use (that was not only painful but would knit your armpit hair into braids that rival the Swiss miss hot chocolate chick). As a cane it serves its role (turns you from a bipod into a tripod) . The materials used in (as well as the construction of) the blade are purposeful to its intended use. Grinds are symmetrical (but wavy). Sharpness is esoterica and individual to each purchaser, mine was not shaving sharp. The design as previously reported (hither and yon) has area’s in need of tweaking. The often touted shower curtain rod cover as a sheath liner/condom was installed to fix the telltale blade/sheath “tink” when my cane tip hit any hard flooring surface off angle. On my iteration, the modification did little, to nothing to muffle the blade tip bounce. The insertion of the shower curtain rod cover as a sheath liner does have merit, if only to protect the supplied edge from contacting the inside of the aluminum cane/sheath body. The oxidized surface of aluminum sheath can be hard on the sharpened edges when you un-sheath and re-sheath the blade. My fix for blade interface comes with an unintended consequence. It helps to eradicate the legendary “Funk” that from emanates from the sheath at every blade pull. A stink that makes a burning car tire extinguished in a septic tank smell like a breath of fresh air. The process begins with removing the cane tip. The recommended method of working it off with your fingers/thumbs was a fail. A douche of boiling water poured into the aluminum cane body and a soak in a coffee can half full of boiling water for 10 minutes loosened the tip enough to be forced off with an oak dowel slid inside the cane body. The manufacturer glued a poorly designed standoff inside the cane body in an attempt to capture and quiet the sword tip and that structure needs to be removed. My hack/fix is simple. I cut the locking end from 12 inch nylon cable ties. You will need around 50 or so (depending on the particular thickness of the cable tie purchased). The cut ends are bundled together and tied with a constrictor knot using bow serving thread. The assembly looks like the bristles on a shaving brush. The shower curtain cover mod is trimmed to length and inserted into the cane body. The cable tie mod/assembly (bristles first end) is inserted 1 inch past the bottom of the cane. The empty space was filled with hot glue. When the blade is inserted the blade tip is held away from contacting the wall of the cane body by the long bristles (if you will) of the cable tie assembly. A small twist after insertion of the sword will help also support and isolate the sword tip. A chamfer is needed at the inside edge of the sheath opening to help with wear your O-rings. I cut mine with valve grinding compound applied to the peen end of an appropriately sized ball peen hammer. The cane shaft was twisted on the peen end (upside down to mitigate the entry of crap to the cane body) until the wall thickness was reduced by 3/4. The chamfer allows a gentler transition for the O-rings. When the sword is unsheathed. The aluminum cane body can be used as non-lethal thin walled truncheon/escrima stick (bad idea). If the chamfered sheath is held at the cane tip end and soft tissue anatomy is targeted. If you thrust the cane body with the force of a punch. The chamfered end has a cookie cutter quality and potentially could extract a 1 inch skin divot with every contact. My mod to address the slick round sword pommel is to apply shrink on tubing that is used for grips on salt water fishing rods. One last tip, lubricate your O-rings with Renaissance wax and leave as applied (do not wipe off).
5 out of 5
Southeastern Ohio
Apr 20, 2016
Pros: Durability, Finish, Overall Quality, Materials
Cons: None
I don't see how it could be improved
As a 2nd degree black belt in a style that has two sword katas I have seen and used a lot of swords over the past 38 years with most being little more than junk or wall decoration. This cold steel cane sword is the real deal. I have been in law enforcement for 23 years and would not hesitate to take this weapon into harms way. Warning, the preserving oil the blade is shipped with STINKS !!! After inspecting the sword, drawing it a few times and getting a feel for it I put it away as someone knocked on the door. It was my friend and when he came into the room where the sword was in he asked if I had just got a cat.
5 out of 5
Mar 25, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Durability, Materials
Cons: None
Pretty close to awesome
I am disabled by back problems and legitimately use a cane. I always wanted a sword cane, and when I finally had a reason to get one I jumped at the chance. This item did not disappoint! The sword itself came VERY sharp, surprisingly sharp, and is made out of good carbon steel. Actually wielding it is a little awkward, not quite enough weight in the handle, but, it's a cane, so I think it would be rather difficult to make it handle like a real sword. It is still possible to make nice cuts, although it is more of a stabber than a slicer being so thin. It does appear to be an innocent cane, as long as nobody else picks it up. It's weight is definitely an indicator that something about it is unusual, but I don't find it too heavy to use. It actually creates a nice pendulum effect, and at least for me does not create any undue fatigue. It was a bit too long, but there was plenty of room to cut a couple of inches off the tube with a regular hacksaw. The shaft also doubles as a blunt weapon for parries and blocks and is quite sturdy. The rubber tip does not stand up to regular use, but I had no trouble ordering a regular rubber cane tip in the proper size. It's a little wider than the ones I generally found in stores, but the internet provided. The two rubber O rings that keep the sword friction fit onto the shaft broke rather quickly, but Cold Steel was quick to replace them at no charge and I alleviated the problem by using a touch of fluoronated grease. Not too much, or it will slide too easily out of the shaft. All in all I find the price very fair for the quality. It is not fancy looking, but is very utilitarian which is more important to me as a daily user.
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