Olde Shillelagh Stickmakers


Special & Exhibition Pieces

Special or Unique Shillelaghs

Below are a few of our more unusual or spectacular pieces that we have on display in our store and at exhibitions, and are not for general sale. However as new sticks are being made everyday it may be possible to let some pieces go, once a suitable replacement is available. Items now for sale have prices listed and an Order Reference Number (in Red)

Exhibition Pieces, currently not for sale

Showroom Centerpiece

Chieftain's Staff.

Unique and very substantial, it is very rare to discover such an incredible item in

Blackthorn. 4 feet long, it is too large for practical stick fighting and on the heavy side for a walking staff. A style brandished by tribal chiefs in times gone by for ceremonial purposes and to signify prestige

Display centerpiece in our store in Shillelagh since 2007. Not currently for sale.


Millennium Stick

Awesome blackthorn stick, carefully seasoned and prepared before being fashioned into a walking stick on January 1st, 2000 giving it the unique status of

being the first stick made in Shillelagh in the Third Millennium. Inscribed as such, it bears the auspicious date and the stick makers signature.

Not currently for sale.

Double Trouble

Extremely rare item, fashioned so that it has a striking head at each end.

Not currently for sale.

Shamrock Stick

Beautiful Shillelagh fighting stick with a uniquely formed head resembling the shape of the shamrock. Discovered in an abandoned farmhouse, it has been lovingly refurbished in our workshop. More than 100 years old,  and bearing  the scars of a rumbustious past, it now sedately adorns our showroom.

The Stick Makers Pet

Beautifully balanced and weighted example of the ancient battle club. Fashioned in 1998, it remains the stick makers Home Security System.

Gandalf Staff

Classic Blackthorn staff, fashioned from the root up, to resemble that famous staff wielded by Gandalf in Lord Of The Rings

Special Pieces, reference number listed in red

Battle Club

This battle club  weighs 660g and is lead loaded.  It is 22" in length and has a shaft diameter of 1.2" at its narrowest point and 1.75" at its widest.  It is finished in matt varnish bringing out the rich natural hues of the wood. The head has a 9.5" circumference. 

The shaft has been hewn down leaving a section of bark at the butt end as a textured easy-to-grip handle.

91A - SOLD. 

Thorny Battle Club

This unique lead weighted battle club weighing 870 grams, is 31" long and has a shaft diameter of 1.2" to 1.5" The head is approx 9.75" in circumference.

It features an impressive array of thorn stubs along its length which is extremely rare to find. It has a matt varnish finish.

A wonderful and special addition to any collection,


Restored Cudgel

This rugged cudgel is 18.5" in length.  It weighs 540g and is lead loaded. It has a 1.2" shaft diameter.

It has been carefully restored and is re-finished in a low lustre matt finish.

91C - SOLD

Fighting Club

This fighting club with its unusually formed  head  measures  24" in length, weighs 550g and has a shaft diameter of 1".  It is lead loaded and finished in low lustre matt varnish.

 A great conversation piece which packs a huge punch.

91D - SOLD


Beefy extra long fighting club

This stout extra long fighting clubs is 34.5" in length and really means business!

It weighs 1240g and is lead loaded. The head circumference is 11".

The 1.5" shaft has a lovely textured matt varnish finish. 

Makes a  unique weapon  and a great conversation piece.


Natural Staff

This  unique staff with its unusual formed head  stick is 55" in length and  weighs 1515g.

It has a 1.5 "+ shaft diameter which features a series of thorn stubs.

It is lead loaded and finished in a low lustre matt varnish.

91F - SOLD

Unique staff

This unique headed staff is 1245g in weight and is lead loaded.

It is 51.5" long with a 1.2" shaft diameter, tapering to 1"

It is finished in a low maintenance matt varnish finish.

Makes a great conversation piece as well as a practical walking companion.


Fighting Style Walking Sticks

A selection of natural blackthorn fighting style walking sticks is presented.

Where there is a range of lengths given, the stick may be finished to suit the height of a potential buyer, without disturbing the balance of the item.

                                    Favored Hand  Lead Loaded   Shipping Other/USA

92A   37"-38.5"   755g   1.2"   Left       Yes         $195 plus $38/$50 shipping

92B   SOLD       470g   1"      Right     Yes         $170 plus $38/$50 shipping

92C   37"-39.5"   570g   1" +   Left       Yes         $185 plus $38/$50 shipping

92D   37"-39.5"   575g   1"      Right     Yes         $195 plus $38/$50 shipping

92E    SOLD       455g   1"      Both      Yes         $165 plus $38/$50 shipping

92F   37"-39"      690  1"+    Right     Yes         $195 plus $38/$50 shipping

92G  35"-37"      400g    1"      Both      No          $140 plus $38/$50 shipping