Shillelaghs have been adapted to various forms throughout the centuries as the needs of their users changed. We make many differing types of Shillelaghs, so the client is advised to carefully consider their own particular needs when choosing a stick.
While Blackthorn is at home in the cool, damp air of Ireland, your stick will be perfectly fine when kept in an area where a person would feel comfortable.
However, we want our clients to have a Shillelagh to treasure and pass on to future generations, and so should you encounter any problems with your stick, we offer the return policy outline below.
Caring for your Shillelagh
Our sticks go through many processes over a three year period, that are designed to produce items with characteristics that are as close as possible to "real Shillelaghs". This involves retaining a certain amount of moisture in the sticks and treating with preserving oils, which are both important factors in giving the stick its' unique 'feel' or balance. They are not dried out pieces of wood, and so will require a certain amount of care and diligence from the user to avoid heat expansion and/or rapid drying out.
Please follow the steps on this page to keep your stick in top condition!
Avoid storing -
Near a heat source.
In direct sunlight(window display)
In a vehicle during warm weather.
In a gun cabinet/glass display case.
In a cupboard or any confined area where conditions might vary significantly from a comfortable living area.
Due to the nature of the blackthorn wood it is not advised to keep a Shillelagh in any of the above places. Such heat may have adverse effects on the wood.
Conditions of Sale
Should you be unhappy in any way with your purchase, you may return it within 30 days for replacement or full refund of the purchase price.
Should your stick develop a structural problem, you may return it within 12 months for replacement.
The purchaser will be responsible for ALL shipping costs .
Our sticks are becoming increasingly popular with collectors. Because we cannot control how sticks in a collection are stored or displayed, we limit replacement/refund offer to one stick per client.