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THREE YEARS AND STILL TOPNOTCH!
I just wanted to update, it has been three years. Like I said before, I took the O rings off right away, put a single wrap tightly in their place of GORILLA TAPE. Still takes a yank or running start to withdraw,just as I want, because the canes have occasionally been places they may not quite have been, um, welcome, but the Glock 20 and pre-2005 Ruger Vaquero with Buffalo Bore .45 LC +P had to stay in the truck.(check THAT out, it'll stop a truck!) The draw has to be intentional, the scabbard can be a great counter or block-and I prefer the grip like a dagger, so if need be I could backslash. Still all the parts are holding up fine-and a good thrust or strike can be done with it as a blunt cane.The edge is just a breeze to touch up-nothing's as sharp as just after honing freshly. I use them all the time,I was a hit and run victim with skull fractures. I worked with inmates for yrs and was a range instructor and recovery agent, so I have need to be armed at sometimes the least places you'd think of having an encounter. If you have troubles drawing the blade, and are able,even if disabled, start wrist rolls and short curls with a weight-roll all the way to the fingertips slowly and back-you'll be there in no time! Just don't ask me how to lose the chemical smell inside the shaft-I'll just point the open end towards the opponent! Stay Safe, Stay Armed!