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    Possible DIY idea.

    I’m watching a USAK YouTube video from a few months ago and they were joking around and they mentioned the possibility of a sword cane cromach. I am now slightly obsessed with this idea. How doable is this idea? What are your thoughts? I would probably try to convert an already made cromach.

    Because this isn't really a traditional weapon as a kilt accessory, I'm not sure if this post violates the rules. If it does I apologize. I would never advocate actually using a weapon against another human being.
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    May I ask please - You made the statement "I would never advocate actually using a weapon against another human being."

    Then what is the purpose of carrying a weapon? Any weapon?

    The word "weapon" is defined as "a thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage."
    A sword has no other use but as a weapon. It is hard to open a box with one or use it as a tool. It's sole purpose is as a weapon intended to inflict bodily harm.
    For show perhaps, or for vanity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ashton View Post
    May I ask please - You made the statement "I would never advocate actually using a weapon against another human being."

    Then what is the purpose of carrying a weapon? Any weapon?

    The word "weapon" is defined as "a thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage."
    A sword has no other use but as a weapon. It is hard to open a box with one or use it as a tool. It's sole purpose is as a weapon intended to inflict bodily harm.
    For show perhaps, or for vanity?
    Given the rules posted at the top of this forum, I was trying to avoid violating the rules. Self-defense is one thing, I was talking about using violence just to be violent. To be honest, I just thought it would be a cool thing to have. I really didn’t put a lot of thought into this. 🥸
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    Sword cane

    Quote Originally Posted by kilted2000 View Post
    Given the rules posted at the top of this forum, I was trying to avoid violating the rules. Self-defense is one thing, I was talking about using violence just to be violent. To be honest, I just thought it would be a cool thing to have. I really didn’t put a lot of thought into this. 🥸
    I used to make a lot of sgianan dubh and dirks, and some swords that were meant for wall hangers. Many times I was asked to make sword canes. I always refused. They are not only illegal, but they have no place in the kilted world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickman View Post
    … They are not only illegal, but they have no place in the kilted world.
    As for the legality, I guess that all depends on where you live. What might be illegal in the Carolinas is legal in Texas, for instance.

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    While this is an interesting idea, I think it would be a difficult weapon to use, although I imagine the hilt would look kind of cool with the curved end. I am trying to envision if the blade would still be cane length or would it be longer?

    As far as I can tell, at least in my state, a sword cane is no more or less legal than any other sword, which are legal where I live. Now I doubt you could convince any officers of the law they were legal and you might have to defend yourself verbally in court over this.

    One thing I have always wondered about sword canes, and the principal reason I have never owned one, is are they still useable reliably as a cane? Does the blade and sheath construction still allow it to bear weight?

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    A sword-cromach ?

    A cromach is a rural hiking staff for helping you to navigate uncertain terrain. The principle purpose of said stick (no matter what the decorations are part of it) is to be a sturdy and reliable hiking staff. Hollowing out one and adding a blade would make it anything but sturdy and reliable. If you were to make such a thing you have a structurally unsound hiking staff hiding a thin blade whose self defensive capabilities would be rather limited and all the while giving Law Enforcement good reason to question your intents and motives.

    So a sword-cromach is inherently a strange combination.

    I suspect that is why there aren't any examples of such a thing about

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