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HBG: Speak softly and carry a Boris Palatnik cane

Here's another expansion of our Holiday Buyers Guide. If you are on the lookout for a fine handcrafted walking stick for yourself or a special someone, there is one craftsman who stands head and shoulders above the rest: Boris Palatnick. A Boris Palatnik cane has something “special” inside of them (something beyond the artist's heart and soul).

Lion by Boris Palatnick

Lion by Boris Palatnick



Boris makes the shafts of his canes from the finest exotic hard woods. Think ebony, ironwood and rosewood in 7/8″ diameter about 36″ long (though he can go longer or shorter if needed). There is no reason anyone of any stature should do without one of these canes.

Don't Fear the Reaper

Don't Fear the Reaper

The handles are special because they weigh in at close to 6 ounces and are cast in Sterling silver, German silver or Yellow Bronze. The silver can be plated in gold as well.



Are you feeling froggy?

This cane would be perfect in the hands of any GOP member!

This cane would be perfect in the hands of any GOP member!


Cougar on the prowl

That something special inside can come in the form of a 6 to 18-inch blade. Again, knowing the state of affairs with TSA, Boris' unique sword canes have removable blades.

Yes, we know this is RECOIL and what many consider to be the folly of bringing a knife to a gun fight. Boris has an answer for that with a unique cane gun that is not an NFA item (which we reckon a Good Thing). We'll let the picture for the Palatnik Gun Cane speak for itself.


Boris Palatnik can make full length hiking staffs and the designs on his website are just a guideline, he can cast anything you can think of.

For more information visit his home page:

Look for many other badass ideas you can request as #holidayplunder, beginning page 106 in RECOIL #22; Holiday Buyers Guide.


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