Pros: Durability, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Materials, None
Hook sword is high quality, cane shaft is cheap and too pointed.
Since I bought this as a concealed weapon first, then as a cane to help me temporarily after surgery, I found the Gil Hibben sword is first class quality. Any attempt to use this as a real cane to help with your balance will leave you disappointed. The cane shaft comes to a very sharp point at the end and does more digging into your walking surface and sinking than giving you a stable handle to hold on to while trying to walk. Also, the quality of the cane shaft is no where near the same as the sword and handle, almost as though the shaft was an afterthought. Since I bought it as a weapon first, I rate it a 5, but marrying it to the inferior shaft for concealment gives it a 3, that's why my rating is a 4. You will need to go to Walmart and get yourself a rubber replacement end for the cane if you have any intention of actually using it as a cane.