Shillelagh

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    Shillelagh

    Anyone happen to use a shillelagh for nightly walks?

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    image.jpg yep that an my killer havanese:)

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    ...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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    36". And its comfy.

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    This would have been interesting...

    MGM-51 Shillelagh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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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.
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    I have a "cane" that is more like a fungo bat.


    I rarely walk with it, but same idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by royal barnes View Post
    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.
    YMMV, depending on the blackthorne material available. Check out Olde Shillelagh - Store

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottync View Post
    YMMV, depending on the blackthorne material available. Check out Olde Shillelagh - Store
    That's Mystic Shillelagh.

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    ...surely would have made the evening walk safer!!!
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    This would have been interesting...

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    ...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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by royal barnes View Post
    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.

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    I call them clubs--of varying lengths! Simple but effective.
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    ...we who live in states where carrying clubs is forbidden by law call them canes and walking sticks...and they ARE simple but effective...
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    I call them clubs--of varying lengths! Simple but effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snub44 View Post
    ...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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