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Anyone happen to use a shillelagh for nightly walks?
...been puttin' off ordering a Cold Steel Blackthorn Cane for years...did so a coupla weeks ago and it's in the closet...the nightly walk part I haven't gotten to...a good cane and a little practice's a good thing...it's 37"...how long's your shillelagh?
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What you gentlemen have are Irish Blackthorn walking sticks or canes. A shillelagh is only about 18" long with a wrist thong and sometimes a lead filled root ball. It was used as a striking weapon but was outlawed by the British when they first occupied Ireland. Too many Brit heads being cracked I guess. The walking stick evolved from this fighting weapon and the Brits never outlawed the canes for some reason. I have a walking stick 34" with a lead filled head by Mystic Shillelagh. Google that name and look at some beautiful sticks. They stock canes, staffs and shillelaghs.
...Shillelagh (club) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia the name denotes sticks, canes, and the original club length...the longer lengths came into being to circumvent the ban...
I call them clubs--of varying lengths! Simple but effective.
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