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Cold Steel 91WAS African Walking Stick, 37" Overall

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Part Number: CS91WAS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS91WAS: Cold Steel African Walking Stick

Weight: 25.3oz
Head: 2 3/4"
Thick: 1 1/4"(base) 1 3/4"(neck)
Material: Polypropylene
Length: 37" overall

The Zulus are perhaps the fiercest, most combative tribe in all South Africa. In the early 1800's the Zulu King, Shaka, subjugated the vast area of land between the Phongolo and Mzimkhulu rivers and laid the foundations for the Zulu Nation. Then in 1879 the Zulus handed the British one of the most humiliating defeats in history at the battle of Isandlwana, when they annihilated an entire column of 1200 Englishmen (who were supported by artillery and cavalry), and did it with little more than cowhide shields and their Assegais, or short stabbing spears. Even to this day, a Zulu tribesman is nobody to be trifled with.

The thing that distinguishes the Zulu people most is their fondness for using a Knob Kerrie, or walking stick. Our President, Lynn C. Thompson, who regularly hunts in South Africa, has amassed an impressive collection of these handmade sticks. Most of them are made from indigenous African hardwoods like Wild Olive, Pink Ivory, and Red Bush Willow, and are topped with a distinctive ball or knob.
Adapted for the western marketplace, the Cold Steel African Walking Stick features some of the best parts of traditional Zulu Kerries like an undulating shaft, and the traditional geodesic ball grip. However, instead of using a costly exotic hardwood, we've made ours out of black Polypropylene. This means that, in addition to being unbreakable, it's also impervious to the elements. It will never rot, warp, crack, splinter, swell, shrink, mildew or fade, and it's ready for all the wear and tear you, and the world, can dish out.
Although its primary mission is to be a walking stick to aid one's balance when crossing uneven, slippery, wet or rough terrain, it can also serve as a pointer, lever, or probe. It also makes a formidable tool for self-defense in an emergency.

Shipping for this item may start at least $9.9 due to weight/size.

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4 out of 5
Apr 13, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Durability, Materials
Cons: None
great for peace of mind
I walk AM andPM, two dogs got too close for comfort one day. Now with this cane I am fearless. If the head was about one inch less in diameter it would be perfect but may loose some umph if an emergency arise. I would encourage my fellow seniors to get one. Didn't give 5 because of the head
4 out of 5
Johnathan E.
Gulf Coast
Oct 23, 2014
Pros: Durability, Finish, Overall Quality, Materials
Cons: None
A Good Cold Steel Stick Overall- a hidden cudgel.
I used this for a few weeks until today, as I cut the cane a bit too short for my height. The ball is tiresome to the hand when used all day; the offered protection is astounding Even when cut to a mere thirty one inches, it was fast, and hit like a freight train. Shipping from and the pricing were excellent. The product arrived well packed, arriving duly in the time expected for delivery. No complaints aside from the ball; a rubber cane tip is highly suggested, likely a one inch diameter tip. This is not a toy; hitting a human WILL cause soft tissue damage, and even break bones. Shots to the knockout points with the ball will result in immediate incapacitation. The knobs are bulbous, and distribute the surface area over a greater degree, which is a good deterrent if one desires to use this can as a rod of correction, to cause the fool to rethink his folly. If you break this cane, you were acting silly. This is a good cane, if one is willing to make modifications to the handle; perhaps my next stick shall be a likewise superb quality Cold Steel City Stick.
2 out of 5
Bob Oli
Mar 11, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Durability, Materials
Cons: None
The ball end is too big .It is like trying to use the big end of A softball bat asA CANE . It is very well made . Just make the ball a lot smaller.
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