This is a rare find, one for the “afficionadoes” or collectors .
Whilst not “traditional” cherry wood makes exquisite shillelagh, the head retains a beautiful rich smooth pattern, and feels fantastic in the palm.
Stonefruit bark is always heavily textured and interesting, a unique pattern indicative of a tree that grew relatively slowly in sheltered conditions.
How it walks
Unfortunatley this was as much of the stave as we could save after a storm brought it down. If you’re a shorter chap, say 5’4″ ish this will work well carried palm-down, otherwise this will simply be a very beautiful display weapon for the office or den.
Palm down carry only she’ll be avery immersive stick , ideal for taking on a walk where you need to activate your motor cotexes and stimulate the “grey matter” to new thinking.
How it fghts
Sometimes a cudgel will mystify us. This is a dense, relatively heavy shilellagh that should feel like a hammer in the hand, and yet carried the balance is so dynamic you’ll feel she wants to spring around like the dancin’ master’s cane. This is a hefty, strong shilleleagh that will parry and riposte like afencer’s foil, and hit ruffians like a ton of bricks.
The rough bark means she won’t do for long fair fights, but for short bursts of activity she’ll not be beaten. Even in thick gloves you won’t lose grip on this stave.
Dimensions 34 in
Curvature 4-5 in forward
Scars nil, 5 laterals removed