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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

Restored Cudgel

This unique and lovingly restored cudgel  weighs 1080g, is 22.75" in length and has a shaft diameter of 1.5" - 1.75".  It is lead loaded and finished in matt varnish.

A handsome addition to any collection.


Réiteoir's Bludgeon

This réiteoir's bludgeon  is  27" in length, weighs 1240g and is lead loaded. The  shaft  diameter is 1.5"- 2".  It is finished in a matt varnish.

This type of stick was often wielded by an appointed referee(réiteoir) to discourage non-combatants from joining into an arranged fight.
It was oversized so that he was easily identifiable and not mistaken for an opponent.
It is designed to really hurt if contact is made but it is not balanced or aligned as a
functioning fighting stick.
Makes a great ornament and useful for self defense. 


Chunky Fighting  Stick

This chunky fighting stick is 39.5" in length.  It weighs a formidable 1125g and is lead loaded. It has a 1.5" - 1.75" " shaft diameter.

It is finished in a low lustre matt finish.

91C - $165 plus $45 shipping

Fighting Club

This fighting club with its unusually formed trefoil head club measures  31" in length, weighs 725g 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 though not balanced for 

martial arts stick fighting.

91D - $175 plus $38 shipping


Root Knob Staff

This rare  staff, fashioned from the root knob up,  is 47.5" in length, 

weighs 1235g and is lead loaded. 

The 1.5" shaft has a lovely textured finish. .

Makes a  unique walking companion and 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 an attractive series of thorn stubs.

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

91F - $250 plus $45 shipping

'Big Head' Fighting Stick

This unique, big headed  fighting stick is 720g in weight and is lead loaded.

It is 37" long with a 1" shaft diameter. 

It is finished in a low maintenance matt varnish finish.

Head circumference is 9" measured from the shaft and around the top

91G- $225 plus $38 shipping

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.


92A   35"-39.25"  470g   1"           Right     Loaded      $160 plus $38 shipping

92B    34"-39"      490g   1"-          Right     Loaded      $160 plus $38 shipping

92C   SOLD         485g   1"           Right     Loaded      $170 plus $38 shipping

92D   34"-36"       600g   7/8"-1.2"  Right    Loaded     $175 plus $38 shipping

92E   35"-38"       290g   3/4"+        Right   Not Loaded $135 plus $38 shipping

92F    SOLD        385g   7/8"           Right  Not Loaded $140 plus $38 shipping

92G   35"             465g    1"         Right       Loaded      $150 plus $38 shipping