The third of our Self-Defense series, featuring Guy "Ziggy" de Ro and Mark Shuey Jr., this video focuses on self-defense techniques using a wide variety of wood "tools", such as dan-bongs, escrima sticks, hiking staffs and Ziggy's "little helpers".
Use your imagination and implement the techniques shown with other items such as a pen, folding umbrella or rolled up newspaper. In addition, GM Mark Shuey Sr. offers a guide to the tools shown as well as hints on proper maintenance of your wood canes, sticks and staffs. Please click here for Download Instructions.
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How long does it take for my cane to be produced?
All of our canes are fully customized. It takes roughly two weeks for us to cut the cane, sand, stain and finish the cane before we get it ready to ship.
How much do the different wood types Weigh?
Weight will slightly differ from cane to cane. That being said, our canes weigh between 1.6lbs and 2.6lbs with Oak 7/8" being at the bottom of the range and Octagonal Thumper Stock Hickory and Octagonal Pure Hickory Heart being at the Heavier end of that range.
What wood type is the strongest?
We look at strength of wood types by the density of the wood. We can calculate it by looking at its specific gravity — dividing the weight of a volume of the wood by the same water volume. A higher number usually means that it is a denser and more robust wood. The number is most useful as a comparison between different species of woods.
- Hickory has a specific gravity of 0.7
- Oak has a specific gravity of between 0.63 and 0.68.
What is the benefit of a Palm Rest?
The Palm rest is a big benefit because it allows you to distribute weight throughout the cane while utilizing it. For people with a back pain, arthritis, bad knees or hips can find a lot of benefit by finding better comfort while using the cane.
Does the Octagonal cane have an Octagonal Crook?
No. The crooks on octagonal canes have a round crook.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes we ship worldwide. You will be able to find international shipping rates at checkout.
What Shipping Carriers do you offer?
UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL.