Yes, Ive checked out the CS poly canes too- I like the dragon-head version- my problem tho is they are a bit on the light-weight side. Have pondered the possibility of boring one out and packing lead or something in the bore-hole.. give it some beef!Have carried a blade of some kind all my life. When the assisted open hit the scene I loved them. Now have several. Always keep one with me. When I walk the dogs I use a walking stick. Have one made from a baseball bat blank that they turn down to a walking stick. Then a while back a poster on Joe's other forum mentioned Cold Steel started making defensive walking sticks. made out of some kind of polymer and they are solid, light, and look just like any other cane. So bought one of those. Have worked great for fending off large dogs who wanted to make a meal out of my dog.