The other day I was in a roadside stand I found and purchased a stick weapon known as a com faq. It is an ancient Thai weapon about 14 inches long. it is 4 sided like a table leg and is made of varnished teak, is taperd and has a lanyard to make it easier to retain. About 20 years ago many people carried these weapons in rural areas for defense, and their used to be a tv show here called Com faq about a com faq expert who fought gangsters. There were some good sequences of people training to use the com faq, though the show itself was ridiculous. In one episode gangsters were firing at the hero, and he was batting the bullets away with the com faq.