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I had this smugglers' cane for years - looked like a gentlemens' walking stick, but once the top was unscrewed, it turned out to be a hollow steel tube filled with coil-spring shock-absorbing glass test tubes. At any rate, an idiot colleague of mine was attempting to do some Fred Astaire action with this prop-toy years ago and dropped it, shattering the ABS plastic top portion. Rebecca managed to buy some antique mahogany, and secretly carved a stylized squid-top for the cane. Here it is: