Pros: Overall Quality, Durability, Materials
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.