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 Blackened Club

This old restored and blackened club is 22.5" in length, weighs 875g and is  lead loaded. The oval shaft diameter measures from  1.2"- 2"". 


'Frog Head' Club

This unique club is  24" in length, weighs 720g and is lead loaded. The shaft diameter is 1"+ at its narrowest and 1.2" at its widest point. It is finished in a low lustre matt varnish.

It features a distinctive and  quaint frog like head which has  a circumference of 11.75" . The distinctive curved handle is well balanced.

91B - SOLD

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


Quirky Restored Staff

This restored staff is 54.5" in length, weighs 915g and is lead loaded. 

The shaft diameter is 1" 

It has a very distinctive multifaceted head and makes a  

unique walking companion and great conversation piece.

91E -$225 plus $45 shipping

Squire's Stick

This  multipurpose stick is 37.5" in length, weighs 750g grams and has a 1 " - 1.2" shaft diameter. It is lead loaded and finished in a low lustre matt varnish.

This stick is the type commonly used by the country squire, for support crossing rough ground or streams, pushing aside brambles, controlling animals and not least for personal protection. Designed to be carried by holding the shaft about a third of the way down.

91F - SOLD

Restored Cudgel

This restored cudgel is 505g in weight and is lead loaded.

It is 13" long with a 1.2" shaft diameter and a 10.75" head circumference

It is finished in a low maintenance matt varnish finish.

A little cudgel with a big impact.


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   36"               370g   1"      Right     Loaded           $150 plus $38 shipping

92B  SOLD           380g  7/8"    Right      Loaded          $160 plus $38 shipping

92C   34"-37.5"     305g  3/4"    Right     Not Loaded   $135 plus $38 shipping

92D   SOLD          405g   1"      Right     Not Loaded   $140 plus $38 shipping

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

92F    37"-41.5"    335g   3/4"+  Left       Loaded          $135 plus $38 shipping

92G  SOLD       535g    1"      Left       Loaded          $175 plus $38 shipping