It should be here on Friday. After truncating it by 5 inches and replacing the tip it should be suitable for a "night on the town" in my "glad rags". The initial weight is 6 ounces, so it should be an easy carry and effective in a pinch. Cold Steel makes some great products. From the Youtube videos, this will be fine unless you put the shaft in a vice and squeeze it between the jaws. It would then collapse like a straw. The video reviews I have watched said that it is a wicked street impact weapon. This will be but another "dual purpose" walking aid in my arsenal.