Why our Canes are the Toughest and the Best!!!

 


Click on pictures above for video of our Basic Training Cane in action!

Canes:  An Attractive, Stylish Self-Defense Tool

The walking stick and cane has been in use for centuries, to not only help folks get around, but also to defend oneself and loved ones from ruffians and other undesirables, to help a shepherd oversee his flock, as an historic sign of initiation into manhood for some African tribes, and as a status symbol for the "cane wearer" in the West.  In fact, use of the cane can be traced back to hundreds of years before the birth of Christ.

From the Journal of Non-Lethal Combatives, www.ejmas.com/jnc/jncart_barton-wright_0400.htm

The cane has been in use everywhere on the planet for centuries.  It is in use in every country.  It is legal to carry virtually anywhere.


Jeff Cook and Frank Sciacca Jr. teaching cane self-defense, as reported by Bay News Nine, Tampa, FL

J-Handle and T-Handle Canes, and why Our Design is Better!


Most companies that market canes for self-defense specialize in the j-hook variety.  This type of cane is also an extremely effective self-defense tool - it is even taught in some Asian martial arts, such as hapkido.

However, there are some drawbacks with the j-hook design.  First, in order to make the bend in the wood, the wood must be subjected to intense moist heat, either through boiling or a steam process.  Bending the wood inevitably creates a weakness, due to the break-down of fibers, resins, and cellulose in the wood.  The sellers of this type of cane try to disguise this weakness by saying their canes are the strongest available, because it is one continuous piece of wood, as opposed to a laminated cane or a two-piece t-handle.  What they fail to point out is the adhesives and epoxies used today are MUCH stronger than the actual wood they are bonding; our pressure tests show that our canes do not fail at the chemical weld, but in the natural wood product above or below the weld!


  The Irish shillelagh in action.

Another shortcoming of the J-hook cane is this:  since caveman days, when a man or woman picks up a stick for self-defense, the natural impulse is to vigorously swing it to strike.  There isn't a lot of meat in the standard, traditional, modern-day J-hook cane.  Although it will certainly sting to be spanked with a J-hook cane, unless you are a major-league baseball player, about all you can manage is to anger whoever you are hitting.

Other flaws in the J-hook variety are comfort and appearance.  A hooked cane, if used to assist mobility, becomes quite uncomfortable in the hand due to reduced surface area, and no stable flat area to rest the hand on.  Even more importantly, the hooked cane simply is not as stylish and sexy as the t-handle!

Some advantages of the traditional T-handle, besides being sexy, is its superior ability as a bludgeon - it has more meat to swing at the end of the shaft.  The drawback is this, though - although the traditional T-handle has some ability to hook various parts of the anatomy, the traditional J-hook has superior hooking ability for throws and take downs, neck-hold restraints, and other grappling applications.

  A collection of shillelaghs, an early t-handle variant.

So how are our canes better?  It's very simple - our unique and unprecedented designs include ALL of the strengths, and NONE of the weaknesses, of the traditional J-hook and traditional T-handle!  Our progressive Wabucane T-handle design greatly improves the grasping and hooking ability of the traditional T-handle.  And our signature cane, the Wabucane Peacemaker, incorporates all of the advantages of the T-handles, J-handles, and every other cane design ever invented!

Our proprietary designs are by far the most superior combat canes in existence.  They lend themselves well to striking, grappling, neck-hold restraints, throws and take downs, blocking and striking.  Better yet, they are attractive and stylish too!