Cold Steel Ten Shin by Steven Seagal
With an encyclopedic knowledge of the Japanese warrior arts, a 7th Dan Black Belt in the art of Aikido and a lifetime of training, he is still a much-in-demand instructor and consultant. Whether working specialist techniques with UFC stars Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva or travelling the world teaching seminars, there is no doubt that Steven is still a force to be reckoned with!
While together on a research trip, Steven showed our company President one of the prized pieces in his collection. An oversized custom walking stick of Steven's own design.
This beautiful work of art was made of the finest exotic hardwood but over the years it had aged and weathered. Lynn immediately saw the potential in making a modern synthetic polymer replica of this unique design. One that wouldnt age, crack, warp or splinter. One that was virtually unbreakable!
As a Martial Artist, Steven has spent decades using Bokken. In his highly trained hands, these wooden swords simply become an extension of his body! When it came to designing a walking stick, he incorporated elements of Bokken design into an utterly unique "crook topped" stick.
Lynn said "As soon as I saw that stick, I immediately "got it". Steven had addressed so many of the issues associated with crook top designs, and added so many elements that become immediately apparent to any student of the fighting arts! It's very functional crook cane, but it's also an amazing tool for the modern Martial Artist. Whatever style you study, from walking stick defense, Japanese sword arts, stick fighting, tomahawk fighting, and even bayonet training! This design flows into everything, it's amazingly versatile."
Our Polymer Walking Stick is almost an exact replica of Steven's original design. As Steven is a very tall individual, it is the largest offering in our walking stick series.
Featuring the symbol for "Ten Shin" - literally "Heaven Mind" or "Walking the Sacred Way" - a phrase of great personal significance to Steven, and an honorific title passed down to him from one of his closest Instructors, this is an unusual walking stick imbued with true warrior spirit.