The grip bar and stem are fastened together using a 5/16” fine thread socket head cap screw with Loctite® applied during assembly. The stem is secured to the shaft via a secure press fit.
A Nylatron® tip is machined from bar stock then press fit into the opposite end of the shaft, along with some Dow Corning 737 silicone sealant inside to provide a water tight seal.
The shaft has bands of circumferential grooves on both ends, but the remainder of its length is simply satin polished. Before installing the Nylatron® tip, the shaft is filled with urethane foam so it doesn’t sound so hollow when something taps against it.
From the top of the grip bar to the end of the Nylatron® tip, this new cane measures about 37” long. Weighing less than 2 pounds, it can easily be used on a daily basis without much effort. Although this head configuration doesn’t have quite the mass of my earlier titanium canes, a few swipes through the air will reassure you that this could definitely be used in self-defense scenarios.
Like my classic titanium cane, the goal was to come up with a design that would be light, strong, and with just the right combination of features to also make it elegant. The glow inserts in the grip are an added bonus - making it easy to locate in the dark. You can choose blue (as shown) or green inserts.
T-Grip Cane Specifications:
Grip bar: ø1.00”, 5 1/4” long, machined from solid 6AL4V titanium bar
Grip stem: machined from ø1.00” solid 6AL4V titanium bar
Shaft: ø1.00” OD x .060” wall 3AL2.5V seamless titanium tubing
Tip: machined from ø1.00” Nylatron®
Overall length: approximately 37"
Weight: 31.8 ounces