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August 5, 2002, 04:18 PM

Just pulled my 36" Cold Steel Sjambok out of a closet and was playing with it. It is a nasty cardboard whacker & bush trimmer, but I'm wondering about its usefulness for real SD applications, particularly for places where one cannot carry, since it is very light & flexible (concealable) & can still give you some range advantage.

Anyone ever use one of these in a SD situation? I'd imagine it hurts like hell to get hit with it & know police & locals in Africa carry them, but does anyone know of them used successfully against a determined aggressor (not police for riot control)? Any ideas on ability to disarm an opponent with one?

August 7, 2002, 12:20 PM
OK, no replies so far.

Here's another question then, has anyone ever been hit with a Sjambok? How did it feel?

Letzfetz, I know you're out there, maybe you have some observations to share about this!

For anyone who doesn't know what a Sjambok is, try this link: