Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-16-2013, 10:27 PM
HIKayaker HIKayaker is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 48
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 2 Posts
Default Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)

Any thoughts from LEOs and/or personal experiences about the modern polypropylene "walking sticks" in restricted areas such as airports.

From time to time I travel out of the country and necessarily visit areas that are not always the best. I've always felt a bit better with a walking stick or cane in my hand.

Modern manufactured walking sticks such as the (COLD STEEL) blackthorn copies, African walking sticks, etc. can be certainly be used for assistance in getting around, but these are obviously more substantial than most walking canes, designed as they are for defense. Do TSA or other officials look upon these any differently than they do a more standard lightweight wood or aluminum cane?

I am 60, so I look the part when carrying a cane. And I carry a somewhat heavier wood bent cane when I travel. My experiences have so far been positive going through airport security. My stick/cane has never been questioned. Usually the screeners have even offered a "loaner" cane while my own cane went through the scanner.

Lately I've had my eye on one of the blackthorn models, and wonder if my experience might be different if I were carrying one of those...

Thoughts? Anecdotes?

Thanks.
__________________
HIKayaker
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-18-2013, 12:50 AM
GerSan69 GerSan69 is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: metro Phoenix
Posts: 1,490
Likes: 5,808
Liked 1,133 Times in 540 Posts
Default

I work at an airport and spend most of my time watching screening. My experience is that canes and walking sticks of any type are OK, as long as there's no hidden weapon (like a knife or sword) in it and there is no sharpened point on the bottom.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #3  
Old 11-18-2013, 09:14 AM
Maddog 521 Maddog 521 is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,322
Likes: 1,230
Liked 1,543 Times in 749 Posts
Default

I've been packin' an oak cane for a while without any problems.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #4  
Old 11-18-2013, 01:25 PM
H Richard's Avatar
H Richard H Richard is offline
US Veteran
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: West Central IL
Posts: 16,444
Likes: 7,182
Liked 9,120 Times in 4,151 Posts
Default

I traveled in and out of Seattle with no problems with my wood cane. They automatically gave me a loaner to go through the scanner, while mine went through the Xray with all my other stuff. My wife was somewhat concerned when they pulled out the little cloth wipes to check the "boot" on my broken ankle. They wiped it and my hands down, while explaining that that is normal for any cast or substantial covering of a body part. I offered to take it off but they assured me it wasn't necessary. When my wife asked what they were checking for and they said "explosives" my wife asked me (quietly) were you reloading anything before we left home this morning?
__________________
H Richard
SWCA1967 SWHF244
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #5  
Old 11-18-2013, 02:41 PM
tlay's Avatar
tlay tlay is offline
US Veteran
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern Georgia
Posts: 2,753
Likes: 1,539
Liked 1,667 Times in 677 Posts
Default

It is normal for them to check for explosives in this manner. I have a prosthetic leg and the first time they did it I was not happy. But I understood why and they were polite. I also reload and shoot a lot and was concerned that they might pick up some kind of gunpowder residue but it has never happened.
__________________
Tom SWCA 2695
NRA Pistol Inst
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #6  
Old 11-20-2013, 10:25 PM
GerSan69 GerSan69 is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: metro Phoenix
Posts: 1,490
Likes: 5,808
Liked 1,133 Times in 540 Posts
Default

If any residue is encountered by TSA that causes an alarm, they will resolve the issue and send you on your way. It's actually more common in my experience for prescription meds like nitroglycerine tablets and certain hand lotions (that also contain glycerine compounds) to alarm vs. folks that reload ammo.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-21-2013, 10:46 AM
Springfeildkid585 Springfeildkid585 is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 488
Likes: 37
Liked 141 Times in 70 Posts
Default

The Cold Steel Blackthorn may get you in a little trouble in some countries as it is essentially a reproduction shillelagh.
__________________
Just the opinion of a kid
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-21-2013, 10:54 AM
mickeyblueyes mickeyblueyes is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NY/Texas
Posts: 357
Likes: 120
Liked 116 Times in 73 Posts
Default

I have found that by dragging my leg and putting a pillow under my coat in the rear helps plenty. Most time I over hear them say "hear comes the hunch back of Notre Dame" I grunt and the let me thru, blackened out teeth and old tattered clothes help too. just a thought,>wink<
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #9  
Old 11-24-2013, 05:46 PM
LenS LenS is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: MA
Posts: 239
Likes: 196
Liked 129 Times in 62 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tlay View Post
It is normal for them to check for explosives in this manner. I have a prosthetic leg and the first time they did it I was not happy. But I understood why and they were polite. I also reload and shoot a lot and was concerned that they might pick up some kind of gunpowder residue but it has never happened.
Although this may or may not be true wrt TSA in the US, back in 2000 we had a 4 hour (middle of night) stop-over in Zürich and I watched them wheel in this monstrous machine. While they were setting up I asked one of the (I assume) Zürich police officers if it picked up gun powder residue from shooting and the answer was no. When we went thru that checkpoint they were swabbing bags and the machine read the results. No issues.
__________________
MA Gun Law & NRA Instructor
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-24-2013, 06:42 PM
BaldEagle1313's Avatar
BaldEagle1313 BaldEagle1313 is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Mountlake Terrace, WA
Posts: 2,001
Likes: 851
Liked 1,074 Times in 487 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by H Richard View Post
I traveled in and out of Seattle with no problems with my wood cane. They automatically gave me a loaner to go through the scanner, while mine went through the Xray with all my other stuff.
If they gave you a loaner they've either changed policy or I had the ignorant screener. When I messed up my knee 7 years ago I used a wood cane for a while. They took it away to run it through the x-ray, and I just had to hobble through on my own. Of course I'd had to take off my shoes so it's slippery with just socks on. I put my hand on the detector for balance and oh my goodness you'd think I had insulted his mother from the tongue-lashing I got. Does placing ones hand on the upright portion somehow render the device useless? If so he can certainly tell me that; I don't know how the dang thing works. He doesn't have to scold me like I'm a five-year-old.

Afterwards I'm trying to collect my pocket items, belt, shoes, cane, hat, carry-on bag and was apparently not moving quickly enough; got another earful about holding up people behind me. ME holding up the line? Really? After the wait I just went through? For once in my life I smartly bit my tongue and shut up. They'd have arrested me if I'd said what I was thinking.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #11  
Old 11-24-2013, 08:41 PM
shouldazagged shouldazagged is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Louisville, KY, USA
Posts: 16,415
Likes: 31,291
Liked 30,591 Times in 9,556 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mickeyblueyes View Post
I have found that by dragging my leg and putting a pillow under my coat in the rear helps plenty. Most time I over hear them say "hear comes the hunch back of Notre Dame" I grunt and the let me thru, blackened out teeth and old tattered clothes help too. just a thought,>wink<
Fine, but then did they let you ride inside the plane?
__________________
Quoth the raven, "INCOMING!"

Last edited by shouldazagged; 11-24-2013 at 08:59 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-07-2014, 07:45 AM
LoadEmUp LoadEmUp is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 288
Likes: 68
Liked 136 Times in 81 Posts
Default

You may want to consider a Cane made from Hickory. They are very strong and can be very substantial. Some are marketed for defensive purposes, but others are made in similar diameters and can be decorative as well. Like anything, prices vary, but can be as inexpensive as $11.00 for a plain one.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-07-2014, 08:16 AM
lowenguy lowenguy is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 53
Likes: 8
Liked 7 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Question.....if your at a stag in your life where you need a cane. How effective are you defending yourself with one ????
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #14  
Old 06-07-2014, 08:36 AM
tops's Avatar
tops tops is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NC, Yadkin County
Posts: 3,709
Likes: 6,264
Liked 3,366 Times in 1,396 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lowenguy View Post
Question.....if your at a stag in your life where you need a cane. How effective are you defending yourself with one ????
Some people don't need them to walk. They play like they need them so they have a legal weapon. Larry
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #15  
Old 06-07-2014, 10:50 AM
SMSgt SMSgt is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,746
Likes: 661
Liked 1,661 Times in 832 Posts
Default

A bit off topic, but my son worked in EOD and did a lot of explosives training. His tainted luggage always set off TSA alarms. ID and a set of orders cleared it up though.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-07-2014, 08:56 PM
shouldazagged shouldazagged is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Louisville, KY, USA
Posts: 16,415
Likes: 31,291
Liked 30,591 Times in 9,556 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lowenguy View Post
Question.....if your at a stag in your life where you need a cane. How effective are you defending yourself with one ????
You might be surprised. Recently a large, attacking dog found that I could be pretty effective with mine and stop short of shooting him.

And yes, I need my cane. No pretense.
__________________
Quoth the raven, "INCOMING!"
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #17  
Old 06-07-2014, 10:10 PM
jlrhiner's Avatar
jlrhiner jlrhiner is offline
US Veteran
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Arnold, Missouri
Posts: 4,481
Likes: 5,872
Liked 5,505 Times in 1,844 Posts
Default

About 5 years ago, my Blackthorn cane and I went through TSA scrutiny and had no problems. They gave me a loaner, sent Blackie thru the scanner, and met me on the other side. (of course, I had just checked my pistol in). All in all, not an unpleasant experience. Of course, the wife had done a lot of the prep work and knew all the correct steps.
__________________
James L. "Jim" Rhiner
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-07-2014, 11:18 PM
Squarebutt Squarebutt is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: MA
Posts: 985
Likes: 1,007
Liked 838 Times in 427 Posts
Default

On another site I read that the Americans with Disability Act forbids them from even asking why you need the cane. I've also heard that anything that resembles a shillelagh is verboten in the UK (and probably elsewhere). Seems the Irish guys split quite a few heads with them in the last couple of centuries of British occupation.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #19  
Old 06-07-2014, 11:36 PM
badge badge is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pa.
Posts: 648
Likes: 503
Liked 788 Times in 342 Posts
Default

I actually need a cane to properly navigate and TSA has always been very helpful and understanding but it must go through the x-ray.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06-09-2014, 05:46 AM
addyjarell addyjarell is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Using a walking stick to hike is a great way to be able to enjoy the beauty of nature and to get some exercise in the outdoors. Walking sticks are great accessories for anyone who enjoys hiking.

wooden hiking staff
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 06-23-2014, 10:08 AM
elm_creek_smith's Avatar
elm_creek_smith elm_creek_smith is offline
US Veteran
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Indian Territory
Posts: 1,484
Likes: 1,028
Liked 1,321 Times in 560 Posts
Default

I have a blackthorn walking stick (not a Cold Steel plastic one), and it has traveled with me with no problem. I can usually walk through a metal detector without it. However, before my doctor found something that controlled my arthritis, I sometimes needed two canes to get around. Of course, back in those days, no one was going through metal detectors or having their baggage x-rayed, and I was always allowed on the airliner first.
__________________
CPT, Armor (Ret)
Luke 22:36
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 06-23-2014, 11:53 AM
cgt4570's Avatar
cgt4570 cgt4570 is offline
SWCA Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Mount Carmel, TN USA
Posts: 2,004
Likes: 135
Liked 552 Times in 224 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tlay View Post
It is normal for them to check for explosives in this manner. I have a prosthetic leg and the first time they did it I was not happy. But I understood why and they were polite. I also reload and shoot a lot and was concerned that they might pick up some kind of gunpowder residue but it has never happened.
Smokeless powder is a propellant, not an explosive. The airport sensors aren't calibrated to pick it up. They have no reason to. As others have said, they are mainly looking for nitrates.
__________________
Chris Taylor
S&WCA #2243
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #23  
Old 07-01-2014, 06:33 PM
federali's Avatar
federali federali is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 2,221
Likes: 9,614
Liked 4,889 Times in 1,439 Posts
Default Folding Cane

As I have intermittent knee problems, I always travel with a folding cane in my carry-on luggage unless I happen to need the cane at the airport. Never been an issue.

While standing in a long ticket buyers' line at a Paris museum, leaning on my cane, a security guard came over and ushered my wife and I to the front of the line. It's a courtesy I didn't know about but apparently common in Paris.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 07-11-2014, 09:19 PM
mrrick mrrick is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE/Arizona
Posts: 455
Likes: 1,161
Liked 423 Times in 177 Posts
Default

I go back and forth to the middle east a few times a year and always have my "Cane Master" made of hickory. About as formidable as a Louisville slugger, and no one dares ask about it. It's the only deadly weapon that they have to let you take on an airplane.

Even in the states it's an EDC.

Cane Masters!, Walking Canes for mobility, self-defense, exercise and rehabilitation
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #25  
Old 02-10-2017, 08:57 PM
AudOneAk AudOneAk is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default M&M Mini's cause panic...

My 13 yr old daughter & I were flying AK to GA for my son's army graduation. We thought we were smart by taking a "roll" of quarters for easy grabbing in a left over mini m&m case. (They fit perfect, it's bright, easy to see in your carry on...)
I was in a wheelchair, my tiny daughter was pushing me, we went through the scanners and all the sudden they grabbed us, thru on a vest, carried the bag like it would explode and took us aside. Asked us whose bag, could they reach in...and pulled out the m&m container with two fingers holding it very carefully and far away!
"What is in the CONTAINER?" "Quarters" "Do I have your permission to open it right now?" "Of course, it's just quarters for soda machines as we travel." I have never seen anyone seem so frightened opening anything before! He told me it showed up on the screen looking like an explosive they are trained to watch for that always comes in a tube! Learned my lesson!
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 02-10-2017, 09:24 PM
Stevens's Avatar
Stevens Stevens is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Posts: 2,066
Likes: 1,044
Liked 1,375 Times in 649 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mickeyblueyes View Post
I have found that by dragging my leg and putting a pillow under my coat in the rear helps plenty. Most time I over hear them say "hear comes the hunch back of Notre Dame" I grunt and the let me thru, blackened out teeth and old tattered clothes help too. just a thought,>wink<
And I'll bet on the plane there are empty seats next to yours too, soon after they get a good look at you.
Smart idea!
Steve W
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-10-2017, 11:22 PM
AZretired's Avatar
AZretired AZretired is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Arizona & Michigan
Posts: 1,099
Likes: 339
Liked 610 Times in 322 Posts
Default

I'm 63 with a hip that's giving me trouble as I get older and have taken to carrying a a home made hickory cane ( i enjoy making them for friends) and TSA has never questioned it. I too read somewhere that due to the ADA they cannot question why need a cane.
__________________
Support the NRA!
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 02-11-2017, 01:41 AM
BC38's Avatar
BC38 BC38 is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 4,477
Likes: 144
Liked 4,332 Times in 1,898 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lowenguy View Post
Question.....if your at a stage in your life where you need a cane. How effective are you defending yourself with one ????
More effective than you are going to be defending yourself WITHOUT one I'll bet...
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #29  
Old 03-06-2017, 10:46 PM
Golddollar Golddollar is offline
Member
Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA) Walking Sticks, Canes, and Airports (TSA)  
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 60
Likes: 0
Liked 51 Times in 30 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Squarebutt View Post
On another site I read that the Americans with Disability Act forbids them from even asking why you need the cane. I've also heard that anything that resembles a shillelagh is verboten in the UK (and probably elsewhere). Seems the Irish guys split quite a few heads with them in the last couple of centuries of British occupation.
At the lab for a blood draw I ran into a guy carrying a shillelagh who told me that the Irish invented golf. He said they used their shillelaghs to hit sheep droppings into gopher holes.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Canes for self defense 7shooter Concealed Carry & Self Defense 70 10-22-2015 07:59 AM
WALKING CANES shaggist The Lounge 15 08-12-2015 06:09 PM
TSA Explosives Screening at airports SmithSwede The Lounge 4 02-10-2013 07:58 PM
Handmade Walking Sticks & Hiking Staffs Bell Charter Oak Holsters The Lounge 8 06-09-2009 12:56 AM
Canes from China ChinaSeaSailor The Lounge 17 05-02-2009 02:25 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:05 PM.


© S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)