This United Cutlery forged ball sword cane offers exquisite details not found in cheap knock offs. The 14 1/4" Damascus steel blade was hand forged at temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees to yield a razor-sharp, double-edged blade for maximum cutting. The hardwood ball-tip cane handle offers superior support while an exquisite nylon-and-ray-skin wrapped blade handle allows the blade to be wielded in comfort and style. A hidden blade-release mechanism ensures a speedy deployment of the blade in times it is needed. The entire cane is black for an elegant appearance.