A Perfect Partner For A Long Walk.. Coldsteel is known for their tough cutlery.. But they also manufacture some specialty items.. including this Irish Blackthorn Walking Stick .. which is great to have in an emergency situation.. Based on the original Irish shillelaghs (which were outlawed during the British occupation).. but instead of being made from the Blackthorn bush.. this walking stick/war club is made from injection molded polypropylene.. which keeps if from cracking or…
Modern agricultural methods are making genuine Blackthorn Irish Walking Sticks even more unique. Blackthorn is renowned for its hardness being one of the tougher woods in the wild. It has been prized for centuries as a material primarily for premium walking sticks. The original Blackthorn Walking sticks were 1 to 2 foot long shillelaghs. These sticks are a natural painted black with a rough texture and have a clear coat over the handle that develops a lovely patina over the years.
"...Blackthorn walking sticks are among the most sought after of all traditional walking sticks, both for their appearance and for their heritage. A good blackthorn walking stick will have great character and elicit admiring comments wherever it goes. Over time, it will become a greatly loved possession.
The shillelagh is recognized (as a symbol of Irishness. Shillelagh fighting sticks were traditionally made from blackthorn, oak, ash or hazel and smeared with butter then placed up a chimney to season, giving the stick its typical shiny, black appearance. Some sticks would have their tops bored out and molten lead poured in to add extra weight to the butt of the stick.
Authentic Irish Blackthorn Walking Stick/ Shillelagh / Knob Stick. This Shillelagh Walking Stick is quite quirky and unique, but still a very comfortable stick to walk with and is finished to the highest standard with black gloss on body and several coats of oils and glass varnish over the head. | eBay!