Cold Steel has long extolled the virtues of sword canes. These dapper and discreet self-defense tools are non-threatening and just plain stylish. Hiding in plain sight until needed--then they spring iinto action in a heartbeat. The Quick Draw features a black aluminum shaft that s lightweight and durable with a rubber ferrule tip to aid traction when walking on slippery or uneven surfaces. A short swift pull on the Griv-Ex pistol grip handle will disengage the friction seal and quickly deploy a tapered 8 mm thick and 18" long needle-tipped spike! This "Quick draw" style steel-piercing implement is designed for rapid deployment, and when coupled with an ergonomic and intuitive pistol grip, even smaller or infirm weilders can bring the sharp little threat deterrent into play in a flash!