The 16" Baton SWBAT16H from Smith & Wesson is protection in an easy-to-carry, quick-to-access form. Used by law enforcement, this Smith & Wesson baton feature hard-anodized 4130 seamless aluminum steel (HRC 46-47), telescoping friction lock construction, and textured rubberized handle for secure grip in any type of condition, wet or dry.
For this price, it is worth it! Grip is excellent. Much better than the foam grips. Sturdy and well made for the money. Sheath is average but I never store it in the sheath. An extra movement I don’t need. Open is easy and quick. Closing requires a firm tap on the ground. Some are too easy to close, so I prefer a baton that is more difficult to collapse.
I bought two of these, one for me and one for my niece, with the idea of having it close for protection. It's small enough to fit in a purse, and easily accessible, but comes to action with a flip of the wrist. It is well made, and has a good grip. Ladies...this is not just for men...be prepared to protect yourself with this baton.