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.... With the flick of a wrist, the cane reveals Two-sword cane conceals a pair of swords. its hidden purpose: a blade darts out of the top of the handle, sharp, and ready to be used as a weapon......” as it is often called, became popular in the 18 th and 19 th centuries as a bold accessory. A clever disguise, these canes have roots in ancient Rome and Japan, where similar style weapon canes were carried mainly for ceremonial purposes......In » Create Account Shopping Bag 1-888-711-8084 Antiques Furniture Silver Clocks Porcelain Glass Canes Objets d'Art Lighting Music Boxes Scientific... Read More »

The Un-cane-y World of Antique Canes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 12/29/2010
.... There are basically three categories of canes: decorative, system or gadget and weapon canes. What makes them fascinating is that there is a cane to match any and every interest......! For the more daring at heart, La Diabolique is as bold a weapon cane as it gets. This lethal cane was outlawed in France the day it was created......The Un-cane-y World of Antique Canes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques The Un-cane-y World of Canes A A A Canes and walking sticks, upon first mention, sound perhaps like the least interesting objects in the world to collect... Read More »