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->''"He had thrown those thoughts as far to the side of his mind as he could manage, because '''holy shit sword-cane'''. '''Swooooooooooooooord-caaaaaaaaaaaaane!"'''''
-->-- About Jeremy Franco, '''[[http://s10.zetaboards.com/SOTF_V2/topic/7286544/1/?x=10 The Only Way Is Up]]''', ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest''

A Sword Cane is a short sword or other bladed weapon that is concealed inside of a [[CaneFu cane]]. The cane is opened by twisting the top or pressing a release button, then pulling on the handle to reveal a blade, [[AudibleSharpness often with a "Tzing" sound]]. This weapon is typically used by CulturedBadass characters or as a weapon of advantage by a character who walks with a limp ([[ObfuscatingDisability or pretends to]]). It is also sometimes used by villains, in which case its nature as a [[HiddenWeapons concealed weapon]] will be played up to indicate the character's sneaky and treacherous nature. Sometimes it is a switchblade opening from the tip of a cane to make it a BladeOnAStick. Also popular amongst blind swordsmen. Occasionally, this will be altered by the character having a gun or stun baton disguised as a cane, which are also real weapons (and arguably [[Analysis/SwordCane more practical]]), but relatively rare in fiction.

TruthInTelevision: The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swordstick Swordstick]] was a popular gentleman's accessory in 18th and 19th century Europe. Other examples throughout the world include the Japanese ''shikomizue'' (often associated with {{Ninja}}) and the Indian ''gupta'', and archeological examples have been discovered dating back to [[OlderThanTheyThink ancient Rome and Egypt]].

Connected to, and sometimes overlaps with, ParasolOfPain. Compare CombatHaircomb. If the cane doesn't need to conceal a blade for the character to do damage with it, see CaneFu.

Sword Cane is a SubTrope of ArsenalAttire and sister trope of the non-violent ClassyCane.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Kisuke Urahara's Zanpakuto, Benihime.
** Ryūjin Jakka, Captain Commander Yamamoto's Zanpakuto/wooden staff, which literally dissolves to reveal a normal katana rather than being a fancy blade.
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'':
** Ishikawa Goemon XIII carries a katana with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_sword_mountings#Shirasaya shirasaya style mounting]]. He has, however, disguised it as a cane on a few occasions.
** The TV special ''Anime/LupinIIIAngelTactics'' has two examples. At the very beginning, when Goemon is disguised as a scientist, he hides his sword like this. Later, his opponent also disguises her katana as a cane. This is how Goemon realizes she's hostile: someone who genuinely needed a cane couldn't possibly have climbed the mountain he was meditating atop of.
* ''Franchise/OnePiece'':
** Brook uses this as his main weapon, as well as use it to play his violin. After the Timeskip, he gets it sharpened and is named Soul Solid. He can use his Devil Fruit power to channel the frozen winds of the underworld through it or influence the souls of others by using it as a violin bow for his music.
** [[spoiler: Admiral Fujitora uses a cane sword that doubles as a weapon and a cane for his blindness.]]
* ''Manga/UntilDeathDoUsPart'': the main character is blind (he can "see" with the aid of his special sunglasses, but [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual that's a different trope]]) and stores his katana in his white cane.
* Xerxes Break in ''Manga/PandoraHearts.''
* ''Anime/LastExile''. Alex Rowe has a gun-in-a-cane. Pretty powerful one at that.
* Saito Hajime uses one in his first appearance in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. It breaks the first time he uses it to perform a [[SignatureMove gatotsu]], [[KatanasAreJustBetter so he discards it and goes back to using a katana]].
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' has Tuxedo Mask's cane, which can function as both a sword or a staff depending on the type of ass-kicking he's in the mood for.
* Mad Pierrot from the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Pierrot Le Fou" uses a gun-cane in his first battle with Spike. Though Spike doesn't get shot, he still gets his ever-loving ass handed to him.
* Mandala Gundam from ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' is one of the more absurd examples, being a HumongousMecha styled after a Buddhist monk with a LaserBlade hidden inside its khakkhara. Its pilot Kyral Mekirel is a blind assassin who has a normal steel sword concealed in his own khakkhara.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', the Millennium Rod has a blade inside it. The English dub edits it out.
* In ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'', Guido stores his sword, "Pikapika", inside his parasol.
* Rai-Dei in ''Anime/{{Trigun}}'' is a samurai who has a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot sword cane with a built in gun]], in the manga it shot the blade instead of bullets.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In one of the older WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse comic books, among the items Mickey inherits from a deceased uncle is a cane that supposedly "will help you in your time of need." The context makes it sound like it's in case he hurts himself, but in a critical moment he figures out that it can be bent and reconfigured into a long-barrelled rifle. (He uses it to shoot a coconut and knock it out of a tree so it lands on the villain's head. This is Disney, after all.)
* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'': Fiddler's Green has one which he carries with him when wandering around in human form. He uses it during ''The Doll's House'' arc. (Like everything else about Fiddler's Green's human form, this is based on Creator/GKChesterton, as mentioned under Literature.)
* Jedi Master Zao has a ''[[LaserSword lightsaber]]'' cane. That is, a lightsaber built into a cane.
* Used by one of the villains in the ''[[Franchise/{{Tintin}} Tintin]]'' story ''[[Recap/TintinTintinInAmerica Tintin in America]]''.
* Franchise/TheDCU character The Shade has one, although it's really just a solid formation of his shadow powers.
* When he first appeared, the ComicBook/{{Batman}} foe, ComicBook/{{Anarky}}, used a taser concealed in a walking stick.
* The Fourth ComicBook/{{Foolkiller}}, Mike Trace, from the Marvel MAX series has one.
* ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'': Matt Murdock's cane conceals a variety of weapons and tools, including a billy club, grappling hook and (originally) a small-caliber rifle.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}'', Hunter Rose has a cane that expands into Grendel's trade mark "fork on a stick" weapon.
* In ''Comicbook/ThePunisher'' books, Full Moon Killer, Cane and Blind Joe Death had swords in their canes. The latter two also had guns in them.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In ''ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie'', Arunah Blade has one. It's tipped with poison.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine has one in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin''.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Ra's Al-Ghul has one with him in ''Film/BatmanBegins'' during Bruce Wayne's birthday party.
* ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'':
** Watson carries one; the villain swipes it in a deleted scene to duel with Holmes.
** In the final battle between Sherlock and Lord Blackwood, Sherlock grabs the cane Blackwood is holding only for him to whip out a sword from it. Holmes ends up fending him off with the cane part.
* In the Direct-To-Video movie ''Sherlock'', Franchise/SherlockHolmes and Professor Moriarty both have them. Since Moriarity is a much better swordsman, Holmes trades this in for a Single Shot .45 caliber Gun Cane. And [[CrazyPrepared Moriarty turns out to be wearing body armor under his clothes.]]
* Film/{{Zatoichi}}, who needs a cane due to his blindness.
* Alex's cane in ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' conceals a dagger, which is apparently a surprise to the rest of his gang.
* The BigBad of ''Film/TheGameOfDeath'' is a textbook example. [[Creator/BruceLee Unsurprisingly,]] [[NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight he gets his ass handed to him.]]
* ''Film/TheAvengers1998''. During the final fight with Sir August, Steed reveals a sword hidden in his umbrella, which was hinted at about 50 min earlier when he fenced with Mrs Peel to test out a new handle for it.
* ''Film/TheAdventureOfSherlockHolmesSmarterBrother''. Sigerson uses one while fighting the {{mooks}} during the carriage battle.
* The wizard version appears in the movies of ''Film/HarryPotter''. Lucius Malfoy has a [[MemeticMutation "pimp cane"]] that he unscrews his magic wand from (this was apparently Creator/JasonIsaacs' idea).
* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. Dorian Gray has one.
* Judge Doom in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', which he uses in the climactic confrontation.
* [[BigBad Gideon]] in ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld''.
* [[PsychoForHire Thin Man]] from ''Film/CharliesAngels''.
* In ''Film/TronLegacy'', Castor's cane doubles as a machine gun. This being {{cyberspace}}, it's completely transparent.
** The machine gun seems to be just for effect, since he wildly shoots it at a crowd, but no-one is injured. On the other hand, when he simply pokes a soldier with it in the back, the soldier ''explodes''.
* The main bad guy in the 1978 ''Film/TheThirtyNineSteps'' carries one.
* Pujol in ''The Tiger Brigades'', a film (from a TV series) about an elite squad of detectives in 1910's France.
* [[TheDragon Killer #2]] in ''Film/{{Bunraku}}'' uses one, although he uses it as a striking cane about as much as he uses the hidden blade
* Zhukovsky has the gun variant in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''. Apparently it's powerful enough to [[spoiler:shatter a manacle without harming the restrained person.]]
* In ''Literature/TheGreatTrainRobbery'', Edward Pierce uses one to defend himself when two thugs try to mug him in a part of Victorian London's seedy underbelly.
* Nick Parker in ''Film/BlindFury'' has one as his primary weapon.
* Alejandro has one when he poses as a Don in ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro''. He doesn't use it though. In fact, the only reason we know it's a swordstick at all is that he checks it briefly before attending the banquet.
* In ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1989'', Erik has a whip which has a hidden knife in its handle.
* The therapist in ''Film/CatPeople'' has a sword cane which he uses in a fight with the heroine who turned into a black panther. The weapon doesn't help him though.
* ''Film/Predator2''. During his confrontation with the Predator, the Jamaican drug lord King Willie draws a sword out of his cane and prepares to fight. It does him no good at all.
* In ''Film/TheShow'', the Greek, who is a murderous psycho, breaks out his switchblade in order to intimidate Robin. It doesn't work, as Robin uncaps his walking stick to reveal a considerably longer and scarier blade.
* In ''Film/BeatTheDevil'', Major Ross, who has already been established as a MurderIsTheBestSolution hitman, whips out a sword from what appeared to be an ordinary swagger stick. He is about to perforate Harry with it when Billy saves him JustInTime.
* In ''Film/UnderworldBloodWars'', Thomas dual wields his sword and the cane he drew it from.
* In ''Film/TheWolfman2010'', the iconic wolf cane from [[Film/TheWolfMan1941 the original]] is reimagined as this. In the film's climax, Lawrence briefly wields the sword against the film's villain, but is quickly disarmed.
* In ''Film/BlindsidedTheGame'', Walter carries a dagger in the top of his white cane and carries a ''Shikomizue'' in the style of ''Franchise/{{Zatoichi}}'' for the second act that he also uses as a cane.

* As a fashionable 19th-century detective, Literature/ErastFandorin is required to carry one of these. In ''Literature/TheCoronation'' he uses it to stab a would-be kidnapper.
* In a flashback in ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', it was mentioned that BadassGrandpa Monsieur Noirtier carried one and was even able to defeat a seasoned military officer armed with a full-sized rapier with it.
* Courfeyrac uses one in ''Literature/LesMiserables''.
* More or less subverted in the book ''Literature/ADirtyJob''. Charlie Asher has one. Then, being an antique, it jams when he tries to draw it. He gets a newer one, then turns out to leave it at home when he just gets a friend to lend him a gun.
* 'Ham' Brooks' preferred weapon in the ''Franchise/DocSavage'' novels. It's also coated with a drug that [[InstantSedation rapidly produces unconsciousness]] when he scratches someone with it.
* Koudelka in the ''Literature/{{Barrayar}}'' has a swordstick. It gains special historical notability when it is used (by [[spoiler:Sergeant Bothari]]) to [[spoiler:behead a pretender to the throne]]. It has an ejector mechanism that is so powerful that it turns the sheath into a projectile weapon, which is the subject of some comedy as Koudelka slowly masters its workings.
* In Barthe [=DeClements=]'s ''Double Trouble'', villainous teacher Mr. Gessert has a gun version.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** SecretPolice leader Captain Swing in ''Discworld/NightWatch'' carries a sword cane, which like other "covert weapons" (i.e. flick knives and palm daggers) is looked upon with disgust by Vimes. Swing surprises him by not {{Flynning}} but actually being a fairly competent swordsman
** In both ''Discworld/TheTruth'' and ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', rumour has it that Vetinari's walking stick is a sword cane, possibly forged from the blood of his enemies. Vetinari's own view is that if people think your stick might be a sword, they forget that it's [[CaneFu definitely a stick]].
* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'': An older Lando Calrissian, as of the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'' series, carries a cane with a small blaster and a voice-activated stunner. (Which stuns anyone ''touching'' the cane -- in case it's taken from him. Lando's [[CrazyPrepared like that]].)
* In one of Creator/AgathaChristie's Literature/TommyAndTuppence stories, Tommy (who is pretending to be blind to win a bet with his wife) has one concealed in his fake "white stick" in one of the tales in ''Partners in Crime''.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry Dresden has ''two'' of these. One is an authentic 19th-century sword cane that's been prepared to be a focus for magic, useful for moving around without drawing attention and as a backup magic-focusing tool. The other is [[spoiler: one of the Swords (capital "S" there) wielded by the [[KnightInShiningArmor Knights of the Cross]];]] the latter is actually a ''shirasaya'', a type of Japanese sword that, when sheathed, looks just like a long, somewhat curved walking stick, and is otherwise known as [[spoiler: {{Kusanagi}}.]]
* In ''The Wrecking Crew'', MattHelm fights a man wielding a SwordCane.
* Syme, the protagonist of ''Literature/TheManWhoWasThursday'' carries one, mostly because it fits with his sense of living a life of whimsy and adventure, although he actually does know how to fence. The author, Creator/GKChesterton, also carried a SwordCane (and quite frequently a revolver) for much the same reason.
* In one of the ''Literature/FatherBrown'' stories, [[spoiler:the solution hinges upon the murderer using a sword cane.]]
* Doctor Talos in Creator/GeneWolfe's ''Literature/BookOfTheNewSun'' turns out to be armed with one of these.
* The ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novel ''The Slow Empire'' has the Doctor discover that the question-mark umbrella he carried in his previous incarnation contained a sword which had never been used. Presumably because the Seventh Doctor was CrazyPrepared enough not to have to resort to swordplay.
* Creator/PeterSBeagle's recurring character Lal carries a swordcane.
* Granny Carry of the ''Literature/{{Liavek}}'' anthologies has a swordcane, although she never actually has to use it.
* The victim in the Literature/LordDarcy mystery ''Murder on the Napoli Express'' was killed by his own swordstick. This turns out to be a major clue: [[spoiler: He was bludgeoned to death with the stick. Every member of the original list of suspects knew that it was a swordstick, and thus would presumably use the blade if they planned to kill someone with it]].
* In the Literature/MatthewHawkwood novel ''Resurrectionist'', MadDoctor Colonel Titus Hyde carries a sword cane and very nearly does the hero in with it.
* In the kid's horror novel ''The Nightmarys'', the main character is afraid that the old man he and his friend are going to talk to has one.
* In the ''Literature/{{Ravirn}}'' series, Ravirn stores his court weaponry (rapier and dagger a la a Renaissance nobleman) in his ski poles in the first book. They're actually useful, too, even though he also carries a gun (he doesn't have any silver bullets, but the silver inlay on the rapier proves very helpful when his werewolf cousin attacks him).
* Steerpike of ''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}'' uses a swordcane.
* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Rehvenge]] in the ''Literature/BlackDaggerBrotherhood'' series has a sword ''pimp-cane'' with a ''blood-red'' blade.
* ''[[Literature/ArtemisFowl Artemis Fowl -- The Lost Colony]]'', Billy Kong uses crutches modified as tranquilizer guns whilst attempting demon capturing.
* Simon Templar, AKA Literature/TheSaint, uses a sword cane in his early adventures, notably "The Man Who Was Clever."
* The narrator in Creator/UmbertoEco's ''Literature/ThePragueCemetery'' carries one so nobody will notice he's armed. The first person he meets immediately congratulates him on carrying such a fine CaneSword.
* Creator/ManlyWadeWellman's OccultDetective Judge Pursuivant has a silver version of one of these, with the words "Sic pereant omnes inimici tui" (thus perish all your enemies) engraved on it. When he becomes too old to wield it, the Judge passes it on to his colleague John Thunstone.
* In ''Literature/TheFirstLaw'' series, Inquisitor Glokta, a former soldier turned torturer who has extensive injuries because he was tortured himself, walks with a cane. It has a sword in it, and as the third book reveals he's still capable of inflicting quite a bit of damage with it.
* After Keyoke is crippled in the second book of the ''[[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle Daughter of the Empire]]'' trilogy and has to retire from his life as a soldier, he is given a crutch with an retractable sword blade built into it. [[spoiler:He dies while wielding it in the third book.]]
* The main protagonist of Wolfgang Hohlbein's ''Hexer von Salem'' stories, Robert Craven, occasionally uses one of these that he's inherited from his father. He's never really described as a particularly exceptional fencer, but the weapon itself is magical and rather effective at killing [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos shoggoths]].
* ''Literature/CasinoRoyale''. One of Le Chiffre's goons carries a short swagger stick-like cane. At a crucial point in the game he presses it against Literature/JamesBond's back and whispers in his ear that it's [[ShoePhone actually a silenced zip gun]], and if Bond doesn't withdraw his last bet he's going to get a hole blown in his spine. [[spoiler:Bond has to fake fainting to get out of the situation.]]
* Fencing master Xiphias gives one to Patera Silk in Gene Wolfe's Literature/BookOfTheLongSun. He says it might be useful in some situation where a man of his station might not want to be seen possessing a weapon, but was better off actually having one to hand. He is correct.
* In ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'', Jem Carstairs WeaponOfChoice is a jade-tipped sword-cane.
* Bad guy Count Mancini has a sword walking stick in ''Film/HeWhoGetsSlapped''. He uses it to inflict a mortal wound on Creator/LonChaney's character, a circus clown, but Chaney has his revenge by [[ExitPursuedByABear loosing a circus lion]] on Mancini.
* In ''Literature/TheCatWhoWalksThroughWalls'', protagonist Richard uses one of these, that also has a built-in gun. The fact that he's had a foot amputated makes it a lot easier for him to carry it without raising suspicion.
* In ''Literature/AnnoDracula'', Charles Beauregard uses one as an upper-class British gentleman. He eventually has it coated with silver so it will more effectively deal with vampires.
* Literature/LordPeterWimsey's favourite walking stick is "a handsome malacca, marked off in inches for detective convenience, and concealing a sword in its belly and a compass in its head".
* In the first ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' novel, Jon-Tom gets a ramwood staff that looks like an ordinary walking staff, but contains a concealed blade in the end that he can deploy by pressing a hidden button on the grip, turning it into a BladeOnAStick. The head of the staff has a large bulge in the wood that he can use as a bludgeon, as well.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/AuctionKings'', although not of the greatest quality, Paul sold one for quite a bit of money due to the novelty factor.
* In ''Series/TheAvengers'' TV series, Steed had a sword concealed within his umbrella.
* Adam's trademark weapon in ''Series/AdamAdamantLives''.
* The private rail car in ''Series/WildWildWest'' included a sword concealed in a pool cue.
* Series/{{House}} carried not a sword, but an axe and a shotgun within his cane during a dream sequence.
-->'''House:''' *Slice* Good thing I brought my Ax Cane.
** In one episode, House has a cane confiscated by airport security -- it was an antique cane made for a vintner that had a corkscrew concealed in the handle.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Let's Kill Hiter," the Doctor uses a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXbBZWQsVhQ Sonic Cane]], a variation of the [[MagicTool Sonic Screwdriver]]
* In ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', [[BadassGrandpa Sir Alistair's]] walking stick is a camouflaged single-shot shotgun.
* In ''Series/TheCityHunter'', HandicappedBadass Jin Pyo carries one.
* In one episode of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', old Archie Leach has at least two -- one with a stun prod and one with a blade. When Chaos (Creator/WilWheaton) annoys him too much, he [[WhenEldersAttack pulls his cane against his throat]], then says he can't remember which one it is, because "after all, I'm very old". [[spoiler: Turns out it was the stun. Which he did, in fact, use on Chaos.]]
* ''{{Series/Highlander}}'' had at least one immortal who carried one of these, in 'The Vampire'.
* A sword ''umbrella'' was a murder weapon in an early episode of ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' [[spoiler: (although it was used accidentally in self-defense by someone who didn't know there was a sword in it)]].
* In the ''Series/ThePrisoner'' episode "Hammer Into Anvil", a particularly nasty Number Two is revealed to have turned his shooting-stick-of-office into a sword stick, and threatens to stab Number Six [[EyeScream in the eyes]] with it.
* Professor Abraham Setrakian from ''Series/TheStrainTVSeries'' wields a particularly badass version of a sword cane.
* Uncle Si from ''Series/DuckDynasty'' breaks a Japanese sword given to Willie by a friend. When going to a pawn shop looking to see if it can be fixed or replaced, Si starts killing time by playing with some of the swords and weapons on the wall. When he finds a cane sword, he says all elderly people need to have one, because nobody would mess with them.
* {{Played for laughs}} in a finale episode of ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', where Mycroft finds himself ambushed and reveals his favourite umbrella serves as a sheath for a swordcane. That isn't the whole joke. After he gets the impression that a blade won't do for self-defence, he uncouples it from the umbrella handle, [[OverlyLongGag which is shown]] to conceal a short, one-shot pistol barrel. So Mycroft's secret weapon is an ''umbrella-hilted swordcane pistol''.
* On ''Series/Daredevil2015'' and ''Series/IronFist2017'', Madame Gao hobbles around on a cane, [[ObfuscatingDisability but she doesn't need it]], and in fact it is used to conceal a sword.
* On ''Series/ZNation'', Murphy picks up one of these during Season 4, and is surprisingly skilled with it.
* ''Series/FatherBrown'': A sword cane is used as the murder weapon in "The Dance of Death" [[spoiler:and as part of an elaborate FrameUp]].
* ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'' episode "The Ripper". Jack the Ripper carries a sword cane that he uses to kill and mutilate his female victims.

* Music/BobDylan's ''On The Road Again'' from ''Bringing it all Back Home'':
-->''Your grandpa's cane, it turns into a sword\\
Your grandma prays to pictures that are pasted on a board\\
Everything inside my pockets your uncle steals\\
And you ask me why I don't live here -- honey, I can't believe that you're for real!''
* Ronald Isley has one that he threatens to use on Music/RKelly in the video for "Contagious"
* The VigilanteMan in Music/AbneyPark's "Victorian Vigilante" [[VigilanteExecution comes after someone]] who has one of these.
* The titular character in Music/LouReed's "My Friend George" carries one.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Sword canes show up in ''[[TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} GURPS: High-Tech]]''. They're expensive, low quality and bad for parrying. On the up side beating people with the cane is still a viable option. There's also a ''rifle'' cane.
* ''TabletopGame/SeventhSea'' includes a swordsman's school based around the use of a sword cane.
* ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' has a [[LaserBlade power sword cane]].
* The ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' {{Sourcebook}} ''Armory'' has these listed. They deal bashing damage with the cane on and lethal with the blade out.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Adventure [=DA1=] ''Adventures in Blackmoor''. In the Comeback Inn, the Master Closet has five walking sticks, one of which is a sword cane.
** ''TabletopGame/MasqueOfTheRedDeath'' campaign expansion for the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting has these devices available for purchase by adventurers.
* R. Talsorian Games' ''TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}}'' supplement ''Solo of Fortune II''. An ad for Midnight Arms has the Kendachi Monosword Cane, an AbsurdlySharpBlade concealed in a mahogany-finished walking cane.
* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' boxed set ''Cthulhu By Gaslight''. One of the new Victorian Age weapons in this supplement was the sword cane. The sword was the equivalent of a sharpened fencing foil. Some models extended the sword from the base of the cane when the handle was turned.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''. ''The Neo-Anarchist's Guide to Real Life'' introduces the Barton Arms Gun Cane. It fires a single 8 mm bullet that does light damage to targets at close range.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' ''Magazine/TheSpaceGamer'' magazine #49 article "Tools for Terrorists". The sword cane has a foil (sword) inside of it. It weighs one kilogram and costs 150 credits. Once drawn from the cane, the foil can be used normally. The scabbard can be used to parry other melee weapons.
* Many characters in Cubicle 7's ''TabletopGame/{{Victoriana}}'' supplement ''Faces in the Smoke Volume Two: Shadows and Steel'' have and use a sword cane.
** The Adventurers' Society: Generic Watchbearers and the old wolf Beastman Thaddius Grey.
** The Deceivers: Lord Harold Wyndham.
** The Knights of Ludd: The revolutionary terrorist Bernard Wilkins.
** Fellowship of the Red Pharaoh: Their chief enforcer Mr. Thoth.
** Observant Society of the Meek: The standard Order "courser" (operative).
* ''TabletopGame/HollowEarthExpedition''. A favorite weapon of evil masterminds and the nobility, the sword portion was equivalent to a rapier.
* FASA's ''The Franchise/{{Doctor Who|ExpandedUniverse}} Role Playing Game''. ''Game News'' #6 magazine (August 1985) had a mini-adventure in which a German nobleman tried to assassinate the U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. The nobleman had a sword cane that he could use with uncommon skill.

* Edward Hyde uses [[spoiler: and is killed by]] one in ''Theatre/JekyllAndHyde''.
* Rupert in ''Theatre/{{Rope}}'' has one and uses it to defend himself against the killers while they wait for the police.
* In ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'', VillainProtagonist Macheath carries a sword cane.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Master Rishu from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' is a proud owner of one of these.
* Not quite this trope, but clearly influenced by it: Kohaku from the ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' fighting game spinoff ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' conceals a sword in her FlyingBroomstick.
* Case [[spoiler: 3-5]] of ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' featured one of these. [[spoiler: It belonged to the victim, and was the [[AlwaysMurder murder weapon.]]]]
** Plum Kitaki from ''{{VisualNovel/Apollo Justice|AceAttorney}}'' has a blade in the handle of her broom, and often displays it when she's irate.
* The weapon of choice of Ujiyasu Houjou in ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors 3''. Both a sword cane AND a gun cane.
* In ''VideoGame/OnimushaBladeWarriors'', Juju-ran has a hidden blade in the handle of her parasol.
* Setsuka of the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' conceals a sword in her parasol.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' offers you a Shotgun Cane. A Shotgun ''Pimp'' Cane no less. Your character's idle animation while holding it is to rest on it like a regular cane.
* Special maces in ''VideoGame/RomancingSaga3'' allow you to draw out a sword from within them through a special skill. Afterwards, it is treated like a short sword.
* Gio from ''VideoGame/AtelierRoronaTheAlchemistOfArland'' fights with one.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLastBountyHunter'', Handsome Harry has the gun variant. When you meet him, he'll raise his cane, claim to be unarmed, and then try to shoot you with it. You can [[BlastingItOutOfTheirHands Blast It Out of His Hand]] to capture rather than kill him.
* Todd, butler to the [[GoldfishPoopGang Schrodinger Family]] in ''VideoGame/WildArms3'', wields one of these, fitting his flamboyant attire and giant afro.
* ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'': An understated example: mob boss "Lucky" Quinn keeps a knife hidden in the handle of his cane. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment In his first scene]], he uses it to stab an underling in the throat after they ''nearly'' messed up a robbery.
* One of the [[MixAndMatchWeapon Trick Weapons]] in ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' is the Threaded Cane, which can switch between a regular cane to a ''WhipSword''!
* ''Videogame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' has canes with knives hidden in them as one of the usable melee weapons, particularly for Evie.
* In the original ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest'', Sonny is given a cane with a derringer hidden in the handle when he goes undercover as a pimp in lieu of his service revolver.
* ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' has a gun example with BattleButler Marquis. His gold cane is outfitted as a SniperRifle. It's also a DoubleWeapon, having a small pistol built into the handle for close quarters.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** Roman Torchwick's cane is a gun that fires explosive rounds from one end, and a [[GrapplingHookPistol grappling hook]] out of the other. He is also impressively skilled at CaneFu, holding his own in close combat with [[{{Ninja}} Blake]].
** His little minion Neopolitan uses a long, thin dagger concealed inside her [[ParasolOfPain parasol]], which is very much in the spirit of this trope. We haven't seen much of her fighting style yet, but it appears she doesn't use it in actual combat, only as a tool to deliver the CoupDeGrace to a defeated foe.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Bug|Martini}}'' [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/the-handicapable-swordfighter/ wanted one, but sees a few problems on the way]].
* [[spoiler:Adrian Raven]] in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has this, but carries it only when expecting serious trouble.
* [[BadassGrandpa Thaco]] from ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' has a variant. There's no element of concealment; his [[DualWielding two swords]] lock together so he can ''[[MundaneUtility use ]]''[[MundaneUtility them as a cane]].
* [[HandicappedBadass Blind]] Terezi Pyrope from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' turned her walking cane into one at some point during her session. It's actually [[DualWielding two swords]] in one cane.
* In ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'', [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Issue3/ib059.html Caspian has one, but doesn't always have to draw the blade]].
* [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2012/2/19/how-to-disagree-like-civilized-gentlemen.html The premise is roundly]] mocked in ''Webcomic/BasicInstructions''. After all, a real gentleman would never think of possibly damaging his sword-cane.
* Several characters in ''Webcomic/TheSearchForHenryJekyll'' use these as a signature weapon, including Utterson and Hyde.

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* Jeremy Franco of ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' was given this as his assigned weapon. As seen by the page quote, he enjoyed it.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Splinter from ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' rarely uses its sword function, but most incarnations have him using a sword cane.
* In one episode of ''[[Franchise/{{Tintin}} The Adventures of Tintin]]'', the BigBad has one of these, but at the time he unsheathes it, Tintin is wearing a suit of medieval armor (It MakesSenseInContext) and in a CrowningMomentOfFunny, hefts his massive claymore, causing the villain to drop his weapon and flee.
* Franchise/SherlockHolmes carries one in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.
* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' in the episode "Eclipse".
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': In "A Bunch of Baby Ducks", a poacher threatens Mordecai and Rigby with one.
* Martin has one in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH2TimmyToTheRescue''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In the opening of one episode, the family attends a garage sale by Reiner Wolfcastle. While there, Homer marvels at an authentic swordcane, and Wolfcastle then explains how he has a ton of sword-objects such as a sword-bat, a sword-rifle, and sword-''pineapples'', sword-''sword sharpeners'' and sword-''pies'' (which Homer ate).
** In the episode where Bart becomes a Junior Camper, [[BewareTheNiceOnes Hans Moleman]] pulls out a [[{{BFS}} very large knife]] from his cane saying "[[Film/CrocodileDundee You call that a knife? This is a knife]]". Unfortunately for [[TheChewToy him]], it's too big and falls to the ground.
* Elderly Jedi Master Tera Sinube has a Lightsaber built into his cane in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''.
* Likewise, Darth Maul sports a cane that hides a dual-bladed lightsaber in its handle when he reappears in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots'' short "The Three Diablos", [[BigBad The Whisperer]] is shown to carry a [[RuleOfCool FLAIL]] cane, with what looks like a gilded spiked ball and chain ball.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'': In "La Larva de Amor", Silkie ends up in Mexico where he has an exciting telenovella adventure where he rescues a woman named Sonia from her gangster boyfriend Carlos. Carlos wields a sword cane.
* WesternAnimation/MrMagoo carries one in the short "Barefaced Flatfoot", which he uses to fight an opponent (acutally his own reflection).
* Valmont has one in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', which he makes use of it in the season 1 finale to break out of his jail cell inside Section 13.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' episode "Robostus", the ClassyCane that [[BigBad Hawk Moth]] carries is revealed to hide a blade, which comes in handy when the titular villain [[AIIsACrapshoot turns his lair's security system on him]].

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swordstick Swordstick]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_gun Cane gun]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_sword_mountings#Shikomizue Shikomizue]].
* These can be purchased from several respectable theater supply companies or swordsmiths. That being said, you have to make sure the supplier uses high-quality material, because a sword thin enough to conceal in a cane is a fragile weapon, [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20052_5-weapon-myths-you-probably-believe-thanks-to-movies.html like the majority of swords]]. You can get a cheaper, [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter stronger]], and [[BatterUp more deadly]] weapon just by purchasing a regular cane. Though if you do buy one, you should note that they are legally classified as concealed weapons, which are illegal or at least restricted in many areas, and will not be allowed past most security checkpoints.
* In the fight that established [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Bowie Jim Bowie]]'s reputation as a knife-fighter and a badass, Norris Wright, his opponent, after exchanging gunfire with him, used a sword cane to impale him. When Wright tried to retrieve the sword, Bowie pulled him down and gutted him with his distinctively large knife.
* In Israel, pre-1948, many of the elderly Jews of Jerusalem were armed with one-shot canes. They had [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machon_Ayalon produced enough bullets]], but couldn't smuggle in enough guns.