Traditional Blackthorn Irish Shillelagh
If you're after the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, the Traditional Blackthorn Irish Shillelagh is sure to impress. This distinctive short stick is designed and crafted after the traditional Irish fighting weapon design specification that is strongly associated with the country's history and folklore.
This must-have item makes the perfect present for any serious collector of interesting cultural artifacts!
- 1 x Shillelagh Stick
- 1 x Leather Loop
Please note that due to the natural sourcing and manufacturing process, the length and colouration of this stick may vary slightly from product to product.
- Height: 40cm (16")
- Shaft Colour: Dark wood
- Shaft Pattern: Wood grain
- Shaft Material: Blackthorn
- Handle Style: Knob
- Handle Pattern: Wood grain
- Handle Material: Blackthorn
- Handle Colour: Light wood
- Weight: 590g
What is a Shillelagh?
The Shillelagh, also known as a blackthorn stick, is a traditional Irish fighting weapon. This short, thick wooden stick with a large coppice knob end is fitted with a leather loop, so it can be hung on a hook or around the wrist.
The Perfect Ornament
A Shillelagh is sure to be a hit with anyone interested in Irish folklore and history. This quintessentially Irish stick is perfect for resting on any mantle piece or in a pub behind the bar as a symbol of Irish heritage.
Irish by Name, Irish by Nature
Often regarded as a historical Irish symbol, the Shillelagh is traditionally kept behind the bar in Irish pubs even though it's not used as a fighting weapon anymore!
Premium Quality Blackthorn Wood
Blackthorn is the traditional wood of Ireland and one of the most sought-after woods for making shillelaghs and walking sticks. It is esteemed for its rich colour and the characterful appearance, most notably accented by its spiny thorns.
Durability and Strength
Regardless of whether or not you're using your Shillelagh as an ornament or mantle piece staple, you want a stick that's built to withstand the test of time. Thankfully, Blackthorn is one of the most durable woods available, meaning it withstands scuffs, scrapes and scratches with ease in order to preserve its beautiful outer colouration.
Did You Know?
- The word "Shillelagh" comes from the original source of the wood used to make the sticks in Shillelagh, Wicklow.
- Shillelaghs are traditionally polished, giving them a fine shine
- The Shillelagh was traditionally used as a fighting stick
- Makers used to fill the "hitting" end with molten lead to increase its power!
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