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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Expected the Irish to take more pride
from San Antonio, TX
I was very excited about getting such a unique Christmas gift for my husband. The H.S. bag made a great presentation, but I suspect quality control did not unwrap the shillelagh before sliding it in.The varnish is sloppily applied and there are flecks of what appears to be the enamel,varnished into the handle area.I will let my husband decide whether or not he wants to keep it. Personally, I expect more pride in workmanship from my fellow Irishmen.Do they all look like this? The one in the catalog didn't.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Bought two-one OK, one flimsy
from Queens, NY
Even the one that is OK is less than expected. The other one is like a twig. Not at all the substantial walking stick that was anticipated.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Not as advertised!
from Colorado Springs, CO
It was to be a gift and used primarily as a cane. The picture in your catalog showed a twisted cane, very stylish and KOOL. What I received was a straight varnished stick with a brass cap and a handle. Not stylish and NOT KOOL. Very disappointed!
Hammacher Schlemmer Response: Thank you for your feedback. Since each of these are uniquely handcrafted, the length and width of each stick varies slightly. Please remember that we back our merchandise with a lifetime guarantee. Should you ever find that an item doesn’t perform to your satisfaction, our customer service team is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-321-1484 to assist you with returning it.
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
By Peter unpleased
from Westchester NY
Based on the picture in the catalogue I assumed that this cane was of standard dimensions. In fact it is quite thin and while made of a seemingly good quality wood I would not depend on it for stabilization.
Hammacher Schlemmer Response: Thank you for your feedback. Since each of these are uniquely handcrafted, the length of each stick varies slightly but should be within the indicated length in the description.
I was slightly disappointed.
from Pine Mountain, Georgia
I use it for a walking stick,and the root end makes a comfortable handle. For the price alittle more detail could have put in the black are such as lightly sending the bumps to indicate some wear. I intend to do this to improve its appearance.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
An awe-inspiring feeling
from San Angelo, Texas
I have looked for a shillelagh for years, but only found imitations. I found these with an internet search, and realizing they were authentic and of traditional material, I didn't hesitate. Upon prompt receipt, I was astounded by the feeling when I held it in my hands. Awe-inspiring is the only thing that went through my mind! The fresh finish I'm certain will cure with age and use. Thank you for fulfilling a lifelong dream!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from So Florida
I've been working on my family tree and found that most of my ancestors immigrated from Ireland. Like the shamrock, the shillelagh is a well known Irish artifact with an interesting history. Mine is a perfect sample of the Irish "walking stick" and a reminder of my heritage.
Excellent quality - most useful
By Izzy the old WUDKVR
from Lafayette, Indiana
I have many health issues including Diabetes, Congestive heart failure, and Emphysema. My Physical therapist recommended that I use a cane to keep from falling. I am 85 and unsteady on my feet. My Irish Shillelagh looks good it is the exact length that I need , is stylish, starts a lot of conversations. I LOVE IT !
good product for the money
from west st paul, minnesota
good for the elderly at a difficult time.
classic walking stick
from St. Louis, Missouri
I am six foot two tall. The walking stick is about an inch short for a perfect fit to my height. I had no option to provide an optimal length request and this would enhance the end user satisfaction if offered.
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