As of 6-19-18 this product has been Upgraded! :-) I have secured a supply of machined and hardened "Stainless Steel" Top Caps, for use on my Titanium Walking Sticks here,... and longer Walking Staffs offered in another listing. 128 of these caps cost me almost $700.00, ...but these new caps are well worth it to me,...and YOU!
They are a little longer also, allowing me to now have a little of the Stainless top to exit the rubber cap. This not only looks really "classy", but is more effective to stop an attack if ever called upon to do so from the handle end. Brushed Stainless Steel also more closely matches the color of Titanium!
With this upgrade, I have had threading done on the rod by a machine shop to accept the cap at a cost of $18.00 each, but as there is a substantial time savings to me of near an hour,....I have not raised the pricing! Additionally I can now use this same cap on BOTH my walking sticks and longer staffs, and can therefore pre-assemble the caps to cover either use, making efficient use and allocatiion of the Titanium rod material.
My Tactical Walking Sticks are .445" Diameter Aerospace Grade 5 Titanium (Tempered 6AL-4V Alloy), and are as strong as anyone could want or need.
For Sizing Considerations, please read my bold type *NOTE on the right side information section.
Titanium has some unusual properties & the more you stress it, the more resistant to additional stress it becomes. It also has a "deadening" quality to help absorb & lessen vibration reaching the hand, especially appreciated if ever needed in a tactical self defense role.
I've sold 40+ sticks in slightly thinner .4375" rod on ebay, about 150 in slightly thicker .442", and about 250+ pieces in the current .445" diameter rod to date. Everyone has been impressed with the strength & solid feel! (a few were Martial Art Instructors :-) One buyer weighed 425 pounds & was thrilled, and called it "Solid as a rock"! It is.... :-)
Ti Rod Tactical
Titanium .445" Diameter Tactical Walking Stick
These Tactical Walking Sticks are made in Super Tough Aerospace Grade 5 Titanium (6AL-4V Tempered Alloy), and are currently in .445" Diameter Rod.
*NOTE: They can be made in any walking stick length you'll need to fit properly...., just send a note with your order to let me know how long the stick needs to be IF you know it. If not, most measure a correct length as follows, BUT please read my bold type *NOTE befow also before deciding on a length:
"Standing straight upright with no leaning and on a hard surface, and wearing the footwear you plan to use most often,.....measure the distance from the floor to the "fold" in your wrist (the fold can be "seen" when the wrist is temporarily bent). This should give you a usable length for your height and arm length. Some folks like a little more length and measure to their "second" wrist fold, or about 1/2" longer." This will properly leave a slight bend in your elbow when using the stick.
A stick that is "too long" for the user will increase the bend in the elbow, causing unnecessary fatigue if the stick is used for weight support. A "too short" stick will cause the user to have to "lean" to the stick side to make ground contact, which is not comfortable and also increases fatigue.
*NOTE: If you don't need a walking stick primarily for weight support, I have personally found an extra 3-1/2 Inches ADDED length over the length you arrived at in the "Sizing Considerations" directly above, to be useful IF you wish to carry the stick as shown in the last THREE photos.
It is really comfortable to grip this way, and I now use "3-1/2 inches added" to my usual walking stick length. I wholeheartedly recommend you try it too! :-)
This very comfortable grip is for "Every Day Carry" (EDC) as a gentlemen's Tactical Walking Stick,because your middle finger can nestle in the space just below the top cap with the thumb over the top. The extra length allows this grip to work the best, and you can still use the over the top grip,... but your elbow will be a little more bent.
This Grade 5 Titanium Alloy is often used in Aerospace applications, where lives could be put at risk using anything less. Titanium also has some noteworthy attributes over other material choices. An important one is the more it is stressed, the higher any resistance to additional stresses becomes. It is also well suited to a "tactical" application use because the material has a deadening quality, and any vibrations reaching the hand from performing striking maneuvers are noticeably reduced compared to other commonly used materials.