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Irish Blackthorn Walking Sticks and Shillelaghs

Most popular Irish Walking Stick is the Blackthorn Irish Shillelagh.


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.


According to family history, this blackthorn walking stick was grown in Porterstown in County Limerick, Ireland and was given to Lighthorse Harry Lee in 1783 by a veteran's group in Baltimore. It was later presented to P. Glassmeen in 1888. A silver-plate is attached that has the following engraved on it:"Presented by M. Lee (Capt.), Erin's pride G.A.A.To P. Glassmeen, 1888." Wood. L 95.5 cm Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, ARHO 13559


Our Blackthorn Walking Stick is a handsome cane worthy of being a family heirloom. Blackthorn bushes are found throughout Ireland though with modern agricultural methods they are becoming less prevalent making a Blackthorn Stick 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 sticks were 1 to 2 foot long Irish shillelaghs (the…


Irish Hand Carved Blackthorn Walking Stick with Shamrock Detail This is an extremely strong blackthorn stick at 1 25 thick The handle has a lovely

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Vintage Irish Blackthorn Shillelagh Walking Stick Fighting Cane

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Irish blackthorn walking stick