Pros: Finish, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Durability
Great looking, not long-lasting
My father used to collect canes, so when I had knee surgery, I thought I'd take the opportunity to get something unusual. Was pretty impressed with this and got lots of compliments. The blade is not sharp, but that's hardly a problem, I know professional knife sharpeners. The rubber tip is pretty inadequate, but again, a $3 hard rubber tip of the right size was easily found on another site, problem solved. I'm a little surprised at the other posters who seemed to find these to be insurmountable manufacturing failuresAfter five weeks of daily (but not heavy) use, though, the cane was beginning to rattle a bit. There's no way to tighten it. Plus, the button you press to unlatch the sword fits in a very narrow slot you have to press, so any emergency use is a pretty iffy affair. Then after only five weeks -- bang -- the whole latch mechanism popped out. It operates via a pair of tiny springs and tiny bolts on the underside of the button. And although I'm mechanically inclined and have the requisite tools (it would seem), I cannot figure out how to put it all back together. Even if I could, it's a cheap, rickety affair. In short, a handsome piece, but it's hardly to be depended upon as any sort of defensive weapon. It's more likely to come apart in your hands.