I agree that some of those Cold Steel videos are "over the top," but finally broke down and bought one of his sword canes since I have a bad knee situation and will say it is a quality piece. Excellent cane and that blade is scary even to look at but should be aware that some areas/states outlaw a sword cane. Old man with bad knees is easy target and where can't carry the Glock, adds some comfort to my feeling able to defend myself.
Instructor...check out the "BUBBA STICK", or a solid hickory cane.
The Bubba Stick is light, but has a nasty solid brass knob on the end that can be devastating. I keep one in my truck when I go out and walk around a lot.
I almost lost my precious solid hickory cane, so I decided to keep it at home for walking down the road rather than risk losing it.
The Bubba Stick used to be available at truck stops. That is where I got mine.
A walking cane/stick is better than an illegal sword cane and more practical.
Now....using this opportunity for a shameless self promotion;
You could get one of my patented walking stick adapters that allows you to fix a bayonet on the end of your favorite stick. Works on five kinds of bayonets so far. Including the cheap Chinese imports.
the real nco swords aren't for fighting. yes it would run someone through easy enough but its not sharp and would probably break. if you used a cold steel nco sword as one you would use while in uniform you would probably hurt yourself. stitches or loss of an ear...
There was a case some years back of a guy walking a ceremonial sentry post at some kind of monument, may have been Arlington, carrying an NCO sword, when he came upon a crime in progress. IIRC it was an attempted rape. He used the NCO sword to stop the crime, ie he whacked the guy pretty hard.