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Well I have a few different walking sticks, but the one use most when out and about is a carbon tube that has an inside diameter of .550 and is 48" long. I have a .625 cane rubber tip on the base and a nice Walmart bike grip at the top holding end.... none of these pieces are fastened to tight on the tub and removable.

This leaves access to the tube factor of the cane .. for storage of medical supplies or what ever you can think of ! Many times I use this cane when I'm outdoors, as it is very light and with the correct knowledge can be turned into a variety of survival tools.

The carbon tube is prefect because of its extremely like weight and great stiffness for diameter ratio !

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Interesting concept. Most folks on this site are more inclined to make their pieces from wood. Wood has a warmth and beauty that IMHO
cannot be duplicated in man made materials. That said beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
 

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Welcome aboard wll.

Pictures? I know I would like to see it.

When I was younger I would have liked a stick like yours.

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Here is a pic of just the parts, the bike handle, the rubber cane tip, and a small section of the carbon tube to show the size of the tube .

Yes I agree with you guys. I have a few walking sticks that I made for desert hiking that are made of hard wood and are very sturdy and very useful. My true walking sticks are closer to 5 feet long and have metal ends for desert prying use, wrapped handles and stuff. The are pretty big and very sturdy

This stick is totally different.. I can make it into a multi use tool, without looking like one. I can keep items inside the long tube if I wish when I'm out of the city hiking (Exacto knife, blades, cotton, wire, fishing line, some first aid items, etc, etc). and if I wish to keep nothing as I do when I'm in the city, this unit is just a bike handle (with some tape on the inside as the carbon tube is smaller than the inside of the bike handle), a cane tip and a carbon tube. The best thing about this is it is extremely light and extremely tough and extremely stiff,

This walking stick has no charm or warmth to it, it is a functional tool and that is it. I carry it to the restaurant I go to and nobody gives it a second glance ..... I have had numerous back surgeries if questioned and can show surgery scars to police if they ask.

I specifically made this for my carry in California, where everything is against the the law, but I won't get on my soap box I promise ;- )

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Do you have any info on the strength? Also, you forgot to mention that it makes an excellent blow gun.
 

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Do you have any info on the strength? Also, you forgot to mention that it makes an excellent blow gun.
I did at one time as it was tube my company used for products many years ago.It had to have a extremely high stiffness to size ratio, and this does. It was made in Salt Lake City for us. The carbob rod we use now is even stiffer but it is very, very expensive.

Yes, just so happens it is the perfect size if you wanted to use it for a blowgun ... but since I live in California i would not take the chance of using it as such. BTW, the ID is.about .540.

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The handle of my croquet mallet is made from carbon fibre its light and durable its attached to a 2lb 14 ounce head made from ebony so it get a lot of wear and tear when hitting a 1lb croquet ball full length of a lawn.. most croquet mallet handles are made from American ash .So the handle would be strong enough but wouldn't dream of making walking stick/hiking pole from one , just love the warm natural look and feel of hazel or blackthorn.. but each to our own

The colours on th bark of hazel is good to loo at with a wide colour range depending on where its grown and weather conditions it gets.so when its treated with Danish oil it brings the best out of. I always fit a brass ferule on it then a rubber ferule to finish then of

it is a novel way of carrying items though.
 

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The handle of my croquet mallet is made from carbon fibre its light and durable its attached to a 2lb 14 ounce head made from ebony so it get a lot of wear and tear when hitting a 1lb croquet ball full length of a lawn.. most croquet mallet handles are made from American ash .So the handle would be strong enough but wouldn't dream of making walking stick/hiking pole from one , just love the warm natural look and feel of hazel or blackthorn.. but each to our own

The colours on th bark of hazel is good to loo at with a wide colour range depending on where its grown and weather conditions it gets.so when its treated with Danish oil it brings the best out of. I always fit a brass ferule on it then a rubber ferule to finish then of

it is a novel way of carrying items though.
Yours is very nice, and looks very cool.

The carbon one I have shown is pure simple function... no charm to it at all. It is very strong for a cane and extremely light, The total cane is pretty dorky looking and non aggressive. The cane rubber tip can come off very quickly if need be and so can the handle, It comes apart fast. The carbon tube has a wall thickness of about .050.

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My brother-in-law (RIP) had a vintage cane made from wood with a hollowed out top portion under the handle which contained what could described as a test tube style bottle for carrying Brandy for walks on cold days - mmmmm.
 

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My brother-in-law (RIP) had a vintage cane made from wood with a hollowed out top portion under the handle which contained what could described as a test tube style bottle for carrying Brandy for walks on cold days - mmmmm.
That is an interesting concept - :- )

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have you considered adding something like black reflective tape to your stick? ORACAL 5400 BlackVinyl would be very cool! amazon sells it.... I used white stars that I cut out with a pair of scissors & an x-acto knife on my blue aluminum Rescue Rod.
 

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have you considered adding something like black reflective tape to your stick? ORACAL 5400 BlackVinyl would be very cool! amazon sells it.... I used white stars that I cut out with a pair of scissors & an x-acto knife on my blue aluminum Rescue Rod.
 

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