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What is better than a simple walking cane? Canes with swords! Sword canes have been used throughout history and are often featured in TV and movies by villains and heroes alike. Dr. Watson carries one in the latest incarnation of Sherlock Holmes to hit the screens. Batman Begins features one. Even frontier gamblers and many others carried these tools discretely. Although laws vary and may make them tough to carry they are still wonderful curiosities to own.

The sword cane or stick as it was first known was a popular fashion accessory for the wealthy during the 18th and 19th centuries. They varied in size of blade and decoration from short stabbing blades to rapier size swords. However during this period, it was becoming unacceptable in social settings to openly carry a sword, even though there were still aristocrats routinely trained in the gentlemanly art of swordsmanship and dueling who wished to go armed for self-defense. Rarer were swords concealed in ladies' walking sticks and parasols, as it was even less socially acceptable for a lady to carry a sword, or gasp, publicly admit that she knew how to use one!

Soon after their introduction, other items found their way into canes and became popular. Instead of a blade, these could hold telescopes, compasses, flasks known as tippling sticks for alcohol and even lock pick sets. There were even some with guns which proved impractical.

Today’s sword canes are elegant, functional and can save your life if need be. There is a confidence that comes from having a good blade at your side and we have many to choose from. From Victorian era London and Jules Verne to modern day designs and materials like high carbon steel and aluminum you’ll find that perfect accent to your historical outfit or daily carry.

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On Her Majesty’s Service Sword Cane

#601007
This magnificent sword cane is expertly plated in 24-K gold and then antiqued. The strong shaft is stained and highly-polished Indian Rosewood with a hidden stainless steel blade.
$168.95 $135.16

Victorian Sword Cane

#600970
This deadly sidearm is one of the most beautiful sword canes ever produced by Windlass Steelcrafts. The highly detailed hardwood shaft has been black enameled and is accented with a hand-carved bone ring and topped off with actual horn. The end has a lion’s head firmly mounted as a cap.
$94.95 $75.96

Sword Umbrella - ACC Patented Design

#600040
This patented sword umbrella opens quickly and has a hidden 10" blade which can be drawn with the umbrella open or closed. Umbrella is 18-1/4" closed while it telescopes to 28" overall.

$59.95 $47.96

Knob Sword Cane

#600180
This cane features a full-length rapier blade in high carbon steel. The grip and pommel head are solid aluminum. Non-slip rubber tip. Overall 36 inches.
$89.95 $71.96

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Independent Secret Service Sword Cane

Excellent quality. It will Rattle a little. But that’s to be expected. Most sword canes of quality do. I’m a collector of cane, and sword canes, and swords. Most people don’t understand sword canes because they aren’t blade smith and carpenters so there expectations are way off. This is one of the best sword canes out there that you currently can get.
Reviewed by: Richard, June 24, 2021

Review of: Independent Secret Service Sword Cane

Not a review but I don’t know where to post a question so I’ll post it here: why is the blade sideways? Can the handle be adjusted so that the blade aligns with the hilt?
Reviewed by: Micah, April 19, 2021

Review of: Gambler’s Sword Cane

This was an AWARD winning gift !!!! It was worth the wait . It was back ordered for several months, and the company was amazing , keeping me updated . My husband was ELATED when we had opened it. He actually had forgot that he saved the magazine, for gift ideas !!  He had flagged the page and had it circled ! He has a cane collection, and said this is the " GREATEST" of them all !!! What a HIT !! He just recently retired ( 65) and it came in after his birthday and closer to Christmas !!   THANK YOU ATLANTA CUTLERY for being my hero !!!
Reviewed by: Patty, February 11, 2020

Review of: Gambler’s Sword Cane

Excellent quality, and beautifully executed.
Reviewed by: James, February 03, 2020

Review of: Victorian Sword Cane

I like a lot of things about this sword cane, but was very disappointed that the edges were not sharpened.  I will probably keep it that way, leaving it only useful for thrusting.  I would have been willing to pay a sharpening fee, if given that choice.  Other than that, it seems attractive and well made.
Reviewed by: Ronald, May 28, 2019

Review of: On Her Majesty’s Service Sword Cane

Very nice, good lock-up. I chose to sharpen the blade (it is made for thrusting, no slashing), and it took sharpening well.
Reviewed by: Brad, January 10, 2019

Review of: Gambler’s Sword Cane

The quality of this sword cane is a lot better than I expected. The friction retention is much better than the Windlass push button lock mechanism they employ on their other canes. The blade is very pointy, will do the job if needed. The detail on the blade and handle is superb and elegant. The only issues I have, and only minor issues, the hidden dice rattle a bit, but placing something inside with the dice can remedy that, and the cane is heavy. The blade and handle are heavy, but that doesn't bother me much, but some it might. Overall, I think this cane is incredible!
Reviewed by: Chad, November 05, 2016

Review of: Victorian Sword Cane

It would be nice if it came  sharp but its easy to sharpen I'm using a fial to sharpen mine you just give it a steep edge because the blade is so thin
Reviewed by: Elijah, April 15, 2016

Review of: Sword Umbrella - ACC Patented Design

This is an excellent addition to your traveling companionship. If all you have gotten threw with is this, then you have the edge. Strong ,Flexable ,and a great way to stay dry ... I rate this 10 STARS **********. It is something you would pray for not only in the land of British Royalty ,where it would be totaly custom ,but any where ,for there is not one weatherperson on key , So before you spend $$$ on crap you cannot get throught customs ,stay dry with this "peace" of art and fell like you can make a differance in case there is a fallout that you would like to take care of!!!
GOD SPEED..........
Reviewed by: Chris, December 21, 2012

Review of: Sword Umbrella - ACC Patented Design

Wow! This is incredible! Going outside I've got an enormous boost of self confidence knowing I've got a strong, sturdy blade with me. My wife doesn't want to carry pepper spray with her everywhere but an umbrella doesn't stick out at all and I feel much better knowing she has some way to defend herself should she need it.
Reviewed by: John, April 26, 2011