This shillelagh is designed as a utility piece, comfortable to walk with, sturdy enough for administering (or receiving) a thrashing.
This is a lively looking stave, tawny young browns, on smooth bark, with a subtle jagged-lightning shape. We’ve buffed six laterals off, each leaving an interesting blaze with a touch of heartwood (this was a tree growing fast when harvested).
An excellent balance between shillelagh and cane she’ll look at home in the highlands or in the city.
She has a “drop of blood” in the heartwood evident at the head and a touch of spalting at both sides.
We’ve added a sliver of moonlight resin which creates a magickal blue glow in the dark, a fun conversation piece and a way to find your shillelagh at midnight if you need.
How it walks
The claymore style head gives smooth easy cane-like carry and makes this shillelagh present as a fine walking stick.
The shaft is sturdy yet lightweight with a smooth “goose egg” sized head for comfort in the palm.
Carried palm down she’ll be immersive and meditative quickly getting you “into” the reflective, peaceful headspace of a good walk. For longer walks the user can easily switch to effortless cane-style carry.
How it Fights
A well executed claymore style head means she has enough leverage for fencing style cuts (she swings like a broadsword rather than a rapier), and the head has enough lateral for “bayonet” strikes if you want to discourage a heftier ruffian.
A great all-rounder, wherever you want to take your stickfighting style she’ll keep pace with you.
Dimensions- 44 inches by 2 3/4
Scars -Three small but deep scuffs (~1mm) we’ll own up to it, the apprentice put one of these on her when he was poaching the stave from the bailiff’s back paddock – but the lad was in a hurry so we have to forgive him. One badger bite near the end.
Curvature – Slightly (3 inches) cobra-headed.