I know this might be a touchy subject but for myself walking support is a secondary although appreciated function. I use my sticks primarily for defense. I do train in a few styles that use sticks, some of them primarily the walking stick or shillelagh and I've recently been incorporating the thunbstick into my exercises. The State and in particular the County that I live in doesn't allow for anything else carry wise. I'm interested in hearing if anyone else does the same and what kind of stick,any views on the subject or if anyone has been considering the stick as an option.