I've started getting "gout" flare-ups in my ankle occasionally. This latest flare-up convinced me to get a cane for next time I need a cane. I wanted to get something a bit cooler though. Here's the 2 canes I ordered... Cold Steel Irish Blackthorne Walking Stick (aka Sillelagh pronounced shi-LAY-lee) Neat history about the Shillelaghs too which were Irish main weapon when the English occupied them and banned all weapons. They couldn't ban their walking sticks though. Look at the Celtics logo too is an Irish guy with a Shillelagh. Video on this Cold Steel Shillelagh... [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJvLNkFzblQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/ame] United survival hammer (walking hammer) Here's a fun video for the United Hammer... [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hZIFOW18zg&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/ame] United also makes a walking axe too. I decided on the hammer so I could go anywhere without drawing too much attention.