I wanted to use it at the Houston ComicPalooza as part of my steampunk costume. I didn't know if security at the con might include metal detectors and I didn't want to be explaining the intricacies of costuming bits and bobs to the not-so-nice officers.
My first thought was that I might be able to remove the sword blade. After some effort (and finding out that the blade is really sharp!), I was almost ready to give up.
Then, I looked at my new wand - glistening in all its black and silver glory. My inner Slytherin whispered - maybe you could put the wand in the cane in an homage to luscious Lucius Malfoy. Ok, I am a Hufflepuff but let's face it - there ain't no eye candy for us in the movies. Dead/sparkly Cedric/Edward just doesn't do it for me.
I slowly inserted the want into the cane, wondering how I could secure it in place. To my surprise, it fight snugly and with a few twists, was secured in place.
There is a downside - I lose about three inches in cane height, which is ok for me since I am short. For a taller person, the wand-cane might need to carried as a swagger stick or for the Potter-minded, a Smelting's stick.
|Sword blade, cane, wand - that's a 15" blade|
|Now street -legal (until they outlaw wands)|