Artistry in Titanium
by
Tom Anderson
TGCF Cane
$1,250.00 as shown

The "TGCF" (T-Grip, carbon fiber) cane features the same T-shaped handle as my T-Grip titanium cane. The grip bar is made from solid 1” diameter 6AL4V titanium, with 2 glow inserts implanted in the front. The rear portion of the grip bar has a long band of thin circumferential grooves to provide a secure tactile area. The stem is also made from 1” diameter bar stock, but has been turned down at the juncture of the grip bar for user comfort.

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 carbon fiber shaft via three 2-56 Stainless Steel Torx® head screws. 

A Nylatron® tip is machined from bar stock then 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 is made from ø1.00" O.D., .125" wall fully autoclaved carbon fiber with a glossy twill outer layer. 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.


TGCF 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 .125” wall fully autoclaved carbon fiber

Tip: machined from ø1.00” Nylatron®

Overall length: approximately 37"

Weight: 24.5 ounces

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The price of the TGCF Cane as shown is $1,250.00 shipped in the Continental US. Please email me if you prefer a different overall length, or need this shipped overseas.


       Night time shot of the Grip Bar.
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