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simchamagic
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Hi,

Does anyone know where you could buy a Harakhan Appearing Metal Cane for a reasonable price (I saw places advertising them for above 100$).

Thanks,

Simcha
Christopher Moro
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Unfortunately, about $100 actually IS a reasonable price for these. About 10 years ago, they were going for $90, and that was if you got them from a source that didn't put on much of a markup. -- These things are great though. I own three torch to canes and feel they are very worth it. These days, UGM is a good source.
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When I was performing in Japan last year I ran into Makha Tendo and he told me that he was manufacturing the Harakhan style canes. He also was painting them in many different colors and they were very well made!

I don't know if Makha has a website, but as Christopher Moro said, I am sure you can get them from UGM Magic (Nagoya, Japan) website!

Levent
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Makha's canes are great too. They are very similar to the Harakhan canes, but different. I think Makha calls them "harakan" (as he did a few years ago) because they share many similar qualities. Perhaps he gives Mr. Harakhan credit.

But his indeed are different. His does not have an automatic spring release, as in Harakhan's (think more like a Fantasio cane release), but...you can VANISH his appearing cane. That's right, you can vanish them. 10 years ago, he was selling them for $80 or so, if memory serves me correct.
Levent
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I am pretty sure that the Mahka Tendo canes that I saw last year had the same release mechanism as the Harakhan canes that I purchased in the 1980s.

Right now I am on tour, but when I get back home I will check on this and get back to you!

Levent
Christopher Moro
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They very well may, Levent. This will be interesting to learn, as the ones I saw were in the late 90's and did not have a spring. Please do tell if you find a moment to check.

Best,
Chris
Koji Takada
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Hi
Mahka Tendo sells many kinds of apprearing cane in Japan.

For example,

http://www.mahkatendo.jp/shop/movie/multi_color_cane.wmv

http://www.mahkatendo.jp/shop/movie/zebracane.wmv


Koji
John Bowlin
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Sometimes Stevens has the harakhans, I got two of them there.
Paulo Cabrita
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I bougth a lot of canes for years(A LOT OF PROBLEMS)
I buy The 3 harakhans canes, they are the best of the best!

Paulo
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I recommend UGM.

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hugmagic
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Seomagic also carries the Tendo canes. Figure $120+ per cane.

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Oliver Ross
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Does anybody has the web address of UGM please ?

thanks.

Oliver.
Paulo Cabrita
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Make a search in google, by UGM magic.
If I find I will put here.

Paulo
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"Consensus is the negation of Leadership"

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Paulo Cabrita
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Thanks for the UGM website.

Paulo
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Thank you for the link Chris.
Paulo, just for your information, I did a search on google before asking, but couldn't find anything.

Oliver.
Levent
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Christopher Moro:

I checked it out, and the Makha Tendo cane's release mechanism looks very similar to and operates the same way as the Harakhan cane. The main difference is that the tip (ferrule) of the Harakhan cane is made of a kind of white plastic and the Makha Tendo cane tip is made of a machined piece of aluminum.

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Levent is correct. I never trusted the Harakhan release. I always center it with my fingers. I guess that comes from using a Walsh for so many years. I also had one (Harakhan) that id not work quite right and it ruined the cane.

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Hi Levant:
Thank you for the info on the Makha Tendo canes. The ones I saw from him back in the 90's had a simple metal release like the plastic Fantasio. The ones you have sound much better.

Richard & Levant:
I actually rather liked the Harakhan/Tendo release. The one-move spring action was always reliable to me, except when I used cotton gloves that were rather fuzzy. One end of the spring got caught on the glove and, when the cane was released, it stretched the spring out of shape and from that point on, the spring was useless (you'd have to replace it). Of course from that point on, I used sleeker gloves Smile
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It is a nice release but I simply do not trust it after I ruined a cane. Old habits die hard. I had done it with the Walsh cane with a spring for years without any problem.

Richard
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