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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

'Bulging Eyes' Fighting stick

This unique afighting stick  weighs 620g, is 29.5" in length and has a shaft diameter of 1".  It is lead loaded and finished in matt varnish. The head is approx 10" circ. and is rounded off to include branch spurs, giving it the appearance of an alien head almost. In reality, these are mini-knobs that channel the full weight of the knob to the point of impact,

allowing this type of stick to severely dent, or even penetrate rudimentary ancient helmets. The base of the stick is similarly rounded for back striking.

A handsome, and fearsome addition to any collection.

91A $295 + $30 shipping

Fist Of Ealach

This lead weighted battle club weighing 520 grams, is 21.5" long and has a shaft diameter of 1.2" The head is approx 9.5" in circumference and is uniquely shaped to look like a clenched fist.

Just released from the stick makers private collection, this ' one of a kind' piece will make a wonerful heirloom


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 - $175 + $30 shipping

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 - $225 plus $30 shipping


Chunky Cudgel

This rarecudgel, fashioned from the root knob up,  is 19" in length, 

weighs 780g and is lead loaded. 

The 1.5" shaft has a lovely textured 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 an attractive series of thorn stubs.

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

91F - $250 plus $45 shipping

Club or Cudgel

This rather rare to find, big headed   stick is 500g in weight and is lead loaded.

It is 20"" long with a 1.2" shaft diameter. 

It is finished in a low maintenance matt varnish finish.

With a head circumference of 9" this item has the brute power of a finishing cudgel

while also posessing an excellent balance for use as a fighting club.


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   36.5"           360g   1"           Right     Loaded      $145 plus $38 shipping

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

92C   SOLD         445g   1"           Left       Loaded      $165 plus $38 shipping

92D   33"-34"       335g  7/8"         Right     Loaded      $145 plus $30 shipping

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

92F   35"-38"       350g   7/8"         Right    Loaded      $145 plus $38 shipping

92G  35"-37.5"    295g    7/8"-       Right  Not Loaded  $125 plus $38 shipping