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58 minutes ago, Kangaroorex said:

is it an antique or did you get it somewhere that still sells it?  I am looking for one of these.

I wish I had an antique one, ordered it online when I got run over by the truck a few years back.

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Just type Night Watchman sword cane into a search engine and a couple different places ought to come up. Price is around 90$. What I like about this one is that it's sturdy, has a solid handle, and has a plain and utilitarian look, unlike a lot of others on the market.  

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Here's an economical, don't-want-to-go-out-to-the-grocery-store tip.

 

All those unpopped kernels at the bottom of the popcorn bowl?

 

THEY CAN BE POPPED. Toss 'em in a covered saucepan with a teaspoon of corn oil, turn on heat to high.

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(My artist's eye is saying wow, look at those reflections in the pan ...)

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1 hour ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

Part of it might also be organ bias. You lost a kidney, generally considered a necessary organ. I lost an ovary which aside from being an icky girly thing that men don't understand is not generally considered 100% necessary. Esp since I already had the actual baby-making organs removed last August.

An endocrinologist might disagree with you on that...  

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8 hours ago, TGP said:

 

Why not just sculpt one?  It looks like it would be as easy as one of @TaleSpinner's BMPCs. 

 

Electrical wire, solid copper, for the fringe of tentacles...

One Fender Washer for the body armature...

If it was a character, where would it haul equipment? ...how would it be strapped on, secured, or wielded?

The answer is:

Tentacles!

The Legion Of Tentacled Species grows ever stronger!

GEM

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A subtle sword cane like that actually seems like a great choice. If you choose to carry a sword cane, be sure you know what your local laws are on restricted blades. 

Texas is known to be rather relaxed on the subject, (don't ask why I know,) only cares about the blade length. Less than 5.5", it's a tool, more than that it's a weapon and while not subject to a firearms license (meaning you can conceal it or not any way you like) you can't carry it at a school or a school sponsored event, at an election polling location, a racetrack, airport,government office, bar, nursing home(can be wavived by the facility), amusement park, or church/synagogue/other place of worship. 

there are some complicated exclusions which, among others, allows people like peace officers who have a certificate of proficiency for the weapon in question, but I won't go into that here.  What I want to know, is how you go through going to your police chief and saying that you want to get certified in the use of a sword.....

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3 minutes ago, Cygnwulf said:

What I want to know, is how you go through going to your police chief and saying that you want to get certified in the use of a sword.....

Well, there's always that oddball Scotsman, or Irishman, or... Etc. /purple

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19 minutes ago, Cygnwulf said:

A subtle sword cane like that actually seems like a great choice. If you choose to carry a sword cane, be sure you know what your local laws are on restricted blades. 

Texas is known to be rather relaxed on the subject, (don't ask why I know,) only cares about the blade length. Less than 5.5", it's a tool, more than that it's a weapon and while not subject to a firearms license (meaning you can conceal it or not any way you like) you can't carry it at a school or a school sponsored event, at an election polling location, a racetrack, airport,government office, bar, nursing home(can be wavived by the facility), amusement park, or church/synagogue/other place of worship. 

there are some complicated exclusions which, among others, allows people like peace officers who have a certificate of proficiency for the weapon in question, but I won't go into that here.  What I want to know, is how you go through going to your police chief and saying that you want to get certified in the use of a sword.....

The rules are pretty similar here generally staying out of government buildings and schools.  though in some ways the whole point of a sword cane is not to announce its presence.  if its an aluminum body and uses an inconspicuous mechanism then unless there is need, there is no reason to be suspected.  Im an old guy with a hunched back and a sore foot and I need a cane.  No one should question it until the need arises and then, well better forgiveness than permission is my general policy.  its one reason why any sword cane I would get would have to be subtle.  the example above might not be pretty but it is utilitarian and no one is going to look twice at that as a weapon (well other than the 3 foot club with a blunt spike on the end.  as a youth I learned the hard way that a hardwood cane Hurts! -- note for future pranksters:  when you prank grandad, make sure you are out of grabbing distance and out of range of the wooden stick he always carries) 

 

I am willing to bet you could get that one on the plane if you were willing to take a bit of a risk.

 

but back to the original question:  the worst trouble I can get into (unless I actually draw the blade and stick someone with it) is a fine and getting the cane confiscated.  I know I'm allowed into grocery stores, theaters, and my church warden says I can bring one to church :winkthumbs:.  I can also bring it to my office building but not to the plants.  Honestly though, past learning the weight and heft, the only real reason I am going to carry it around in the US is for show or because the enforcement of law has gone out the window, at which point whether it is legal to carry really doesn't matter any more.  for day to day use I have a purpleheart cane that my son bought me for fathers day 5 years ago that I almost always have with me -- I love that cane!  its also solid purpleheart and packs a heck of a whammy if it needs to  

 

As to what to say to the sheriff:  my wife/son/daughter bought me a sword cane for my birthday/fathers day/Christmas.  I want to be able to make them happy and I want to be legal.

Finding the paperwork forms and other legal trivia:  that is the real challenge!

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So, done with telework for the day.  Tonight’s project...use the dried beans and the instant pot to make a batch of ham and navy bean soup. I think it was Monday that the after dinner project was to chop up the cheap after-holiday sale ham that had been in the freezer.

 

At least I got some painting done before work this morning...I started a couple of dozen Ral Partha medievals as a fantasy civic militia group.

 

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Done with work for the day. Think we're getting Chinese takeout for dinner. 

 

Work is shifting from Mon-Thur 9-5 to Mon-Thur 10-4. 

 

I found out my last job has closed for 2 months and has put everyone on furlough. :down: I'm lucky to be in the position I'm in... But hate seeing how much pain this is causing everyone. 

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I have just acquired a mandatory 2 weeks off regardless of when the building reopens.

 

Partner has a persistent cough and now a mild fever.

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