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Tradition Irish Walking Stick

Carried by Irish gentlemen for centuries, the shillelagh walking stick was often... more

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Carried by Irish gentlemen for centuries, the shillelagh walking stick was often a symbol of a young man's transition into adulthood. Since the mid-19th century, it has come to represent Irish craftsmanship and hospitality. The artisan who carves these blackthorn- and hazel-wood walking sticks in his County Cork home collects the branches on his daily walks through West Cork forests. The walking stick is finished with a rubber tip for traction. Each is unique.

  • 0.36 kgs
  • 0.8 lbs
  • 91.4 cm min L - x 96.5 cm max L
  • 36" min L - x 38" max L

  • Blackthorn wood, hazel wood, rubber tip
  • Max user weight: 200 lb. Not intended for heavy-duty or medical use.
  • Wood grain and color can vary slightly
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Ireland.
  • Ships fast from USA.
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12/08/2017

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"Nice looking walking stick"

My husband loves this stick. He needs help with balance and this seems to fit the bill.

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  • Occasion: 'just because'

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12/22/2017

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"Beautiful craftsmanship "

This will be a wonderful gift for my friend if Irish descent, especially since it is made in Ireland!

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  • Occasion: Christmas

02/02/2013

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"I never leave home without it."

Excellent quality I swim for exercise and was very pleased that it floated

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01/21/2016

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"Nice looking walking stick!!"

The walking stick is very good looking, however was hoping that it had more of a 'blackthorn' look. Will use the walking stick as an aide after knee surgery so it will get good use.

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12/01/2014

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"Yes i would buy this product again"

As a walking stick very supportive & strong No adverse comments

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08/27/2013

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"Made for the ages"

These sticks are all unique, of course. The handle on mine is huge and I considered returning it, but then tried it out and it's fine. It's kind of like walking around with the head of a three-wood in my hand, but no wild beast will dare apporach if I wave this mighty club about. You should know that the carving of the handle is crude, as if done with an ax. The finish appears to be very durable. The shaft is as interesting as a dark-stained broom handle, which I suppose is necessary due to the pieces of wood used. (I have an English stick that has bark and is more refined in shape.) Solid, very usable walking stick.

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04/03/2013

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"Irish Walking Stick"

Very nice stick. It has a good finish and comfortable handle.

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11/30/2014

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"LOVELY ATTRACTIVE USEFUL"

I purchased this cane last year just for the beauty of a natural cane, never ever thinking is need it, I was wrong! I recently had an unexpected operation thus I was unable to walk. First I was using crutches but they just are annoying n more of a bother than not! So I remembered I had this lovely cane. I've used it now for two months get people asking me where I got it n what it is...it's very sturdy, yet not heavy. Can use either hand if needed. I've found holding the head of cane differently each day depending on my needs, which a regular cane would not be available to do. Detail is beautiful as finish is great! So glad I purchased this cane, it's just a wonderful piece of nature!!!

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11/27/2015

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"Much more than I imagined!"

It's a piece of history throughout the ages.

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02/14/2013

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"Workmanship and Beauty!"

My husband collects walking sticks and loves this one. It is the right height and very sturdy not to mention the wood is very beautiful and handle and stick are all one piece!

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05/19/2016

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"Walking the Byways"

Though the handpiece being a natural feature of the shillelagh is, well natural, this particular one was too full through the grip, making holding it too unnatural.

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04/22/2013

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"Irish Walking Stick"

We bought this for my father-in-law's 90th birthday. He needs some help walking and this was perfect for short distances. Since he is mostly Irish, he thought it was great and tells EVERYONE he meets when using it the story behind it. This was a great choice for a person who has everything he needs.

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10/06/2012

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"Exellent purchase!"

Recieved my beautiful walking stick. Wow,what a suprise. Respect to the craftsman who crafted this from a tree branch. I am a hobby wood turner who could only dream of crafting this. Definitely handmade. Love the fact the tree branches grow again.

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05/31/2013

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"Over and above - bringing back memories"

GREAT MEMORIES

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11/13/2015

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"walking stick"

just what i wanted and expected

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02/01/2015

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"Not Good"

Unfortunately the IRISH WALKING STICK sent to me did not look remotely like the article pictured in the catalog. The article shown in the catalog was finished well and "looked" professional. The article sent to me was rough and amateurish. National Geographic not only misrepresented the walking stick in but made me spend my time and additional money to return it. I cancelled the catalog.

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02/23/2015

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"Excellent!"

I injured both knees years ago, and from time to time they "go out" and I need a bit of extra support. Knowing that I love all things Irish, a friend had this sent to me. I love how light yet sturdy it is; and the fact that it does NOT have a ferrule made it easy to cut down to my size. I like that it is so long, for those who are taller.

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07/09/2013

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"Irish Blackthorn Walking Stick"

We were amazed at the quality and authenticity of this walking stick. My husband is from Ireland and could not have been more pleased with it. I looked at others that were more expensive, but they did not match this product.

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03/30/2016

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"He loves it!"

Husband is a veteran who served in the war on terror, and happens to love all things Irish, so when his back and knees are particularly troubling him, he uses this to lean on.

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01/13/2017

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"Very poor workmanship and poor quality 2 piece unfortuniate"

The stick had high hopes but it was poorly made in two parts, lacked a comfortable handle and was filled with sandy wood filler. The finish was sticky? I expected one piece construction with the chance to cut it to the right height. The photo in the catalog was much better than what was received. Way below the high standard for The National Geographic.

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11/25/2014

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"UNIQUE IN EVERY WAY"

Sturdy, but yet very light weight

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03/22/2013

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"Good stick"

I use it when i go on my walk . good stick!

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05/10/2015

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"Super"

The only thing I don't like about it is that I can't find the rubber end grips that fit it. The grip fits perfectly in my hand!

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06/05/2018

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"Nice and Sturdy"

Beautiful walking stick. Nicely crafted and sturdy.

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