People HBG: Speak softly and carry a Boris Palatnik cane Recoil Staff December 2, 2015 Join the Conversation 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 Mermaid 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 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! 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: http://www.borispalatnik.com/index.htm Look for many other badass ideas you can request as #holidayplunder, beginning page 106 in RECOIL #22; Holiday Buyers Guide. #thingstolustfor Explore RECOILweb:Preview - Making Kydex HolstersFlamethrowers -- Once tools of war, now toysNational Museum of the Pacific WarTrails Found: Tactical Horses? NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.