Pros: Durability, Finish, Overall Quality, Materials
Southern Gentlemen's walking stick
My Cold Steel city waking stick is quite handsome and very robust. (See for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_WSI1KX6R4.) It fits both formal and informal situations, thus I carry it everywhere - from opera to hiking - although I actually do not need it for support. And as an elderly (78) southern gentleman, no one ever questions its presence. (Recall, Gandalf was allowed to keep his staff – much to the later chagrin of the guard, when he said: “Would you deny an old man his walking stick?”) It is an effective defense weapon. For those that have an interest in such things, I suggest that one google “cane fighting.” I found KnifeCenter.com prices less than those of the manufacturer Cold Steel. It is highly recommended.