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November 27, 2010 4:02 PM   Subscribe

[Giftfilter] Where can I find the best, most stylish--yet relatively affordable--sword cane?

(Anon on the off-chance my partner happens upon this.)

I have up to $100 to spend on a sword cane, but so far I'm not having a lot of luck finding something well-made yet stylish; this http://budk.com/Swords/Cold-Steel-Heavy-Duty-Sword-Cane is a little geriatric for what I'm envisioning, but the quality is a lot more appealing than http://budk.com/Swords/Classic-Gent-Sword-Cane, which seems like it wouldn't be that solid, functional (though I in no way expect my partner to have practical need of a sword cane, I'd like to give something that could theoretically serve that purpose). I'd love to give something like http://www.babyboomerwalkingcanes.com/images/76680.jpg, something in mahogany or walnut, without an embellished handle. My partner doesn't have a medical need for the cane, it would more likely be a prop (but a high-quality prop, if that makes sense).

Thank you so much!
posted by anonymous to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Have you searched using the terms "sword stick" or "cane sword" because both of those are to my knowledge more widely used terms for the object.
posted by fire&wings at 4:04 PM on November 27, 2010


(FWIW: Carrying long, concealed knives is thoroughly illegal in a lot of places. I don't know if this affects the gift's suitability as a mostly-prop, but if it might, you should check your local laws to know where you stand.)
posted by hattifattener at 5:11 PM on November 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


When it comes to buying swords, I've turned to WeaponMasters.com for a while now. I've gotten a couple of swords from them (katanas though, not sword canes) and I've been relatively pleased, though, you often get what you pay for (a $15 sword is going to be a $15 sword).

Take a look through Weapon Master's sword cane selection and see if any strike your fancy. Some of them look a bit classier/cheesier than the ones you linked. I personally really want the sword umbrella but I don't think anyone in my life would be kind enough to buy it for me.
posted by ejfox at 5:47 PM on November 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


$100 might be too little for anything of quality. Fashionable Canes offers several versions, some just north of your budget. I can't speak for those, but their actual canes are excellent. (A good hardwood cane is quite useable for self defense in its own right.)
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 5:55 PM on November 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


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