This is the genuine walking stick handmade in Ireland and bearing the same name as the town traditionally known as the source of its origin centuries ago - Shillelagh. Located in County Wicklow in southeastern Ireland, the town is situated near robust stands of blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), the wood species used exclusively to make each shillelagh, selected for its superior weight-to-hardness ratio, unlike inauthentic versions that fuse a blackthorn handle with a hazel shaft. Each stick is harvested from specimens of the stout wood in remote areas of County Wicklow, Cork, and Kerry. The knobbed handle is sanded smooth and the shaft is painted in a black enamel and lacquered with a high-gloss finish - no two sticks are identical, so each one made is unique. Thought to have elongated into its present form from its shorter fighting stick predecessor, today they are used by farmers for herding sheep or cattle, or simply as walking companions - many are considered family heirlooms. Every stick is finished with a copper tip. Presented in our signature green canvas bag. Sticks are 36"-39" long. (1 lb.)
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By Irish Longhorn
A beautiful handcrafted product that will be a family keepsake to remind us of our Irish roots. A minor paint flaw prevented a five star rating.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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The Genuine Handmade Irish Shillelagh.
from San Jose California
I will use this cane when My knee gives me trouble walking.
Anoher Walking Stick: But Not Very Great
from Orlando, FL
I have a modest collection of walking sticks. I added the Shillelagh stick with great expectations. I failed to spot the statement of the black paint in the catalog write-up. The natural wood would have made a fine stick; the shiney black paint, not well applied, makes the stick look cheap.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from Ponchatoula, LA
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
This is stronger then my metal cane
By Sparky's wife
from Evergreen Park, IL
This shillelagh was a gift from my husband, after my doctor ordered me to use a cane. But, being younger, the metal canes were not my choice. The metal canes are so ugly, that I wouldn't use it, making my pain worse. When I received the shillelagh, I was impressed with the comfort and most of all, how 'cool' it was! Now my pain is less, and I gladly limp in style!! I love it!!
a great gift for my very irish mother
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Houston, Texas
The Shillelagh was exactly as advertised. It is well made and very attractive.
Great looking walking stick
from Little Rock, AR
This is an attractive walking stick and seems sturdy. It was purchased as a Christmas gift and so hasn't been used much yet. The handle looks true to the picture in the catalogue, but the "stick" part of it is black; I was expecting brown or shades of brown.
My family is from Ireland. My mom remembers her fathers shillelaghs, he had the same one. It brought back some great memory's.
Walking Stick Joy
from Northern California
I gave this as a secret Santa gift to a coworker and a friend, since we are both entering the walking stick age. He was thrilled and ddn't put it down all night.
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