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A Perfect Partner For A Long Walk..

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…

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Irish Blackthorn Walking Sticks and Shillelaghs

Most popular Irish Walking Stick is the Blackthorn Irish Shillelagh. http://www.irishwalkingsticks.com/blackthornshillelaghirishwalkingstick.aspx

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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.

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The "Walking Stick" Method of Self-Defense by Anonymous. $11.01. Publication: January 2004. Publisher: Paladin Press; 1St Edition edition (January 2004). Save 39% Off!

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