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

Crooked Natural Walking Stick

This crooked walking stick with its large handle weighs 920g and is lead loaded. The shaft diameter is 1.2"-1.5" and the  head circumference is 9.5" . It has a maximum 39" length but can be trimmed to 37" without upsetting the balance. It is suitable for use in both ( large) hands. 

The rich natural hues of the wood are brought out with the matt varnish finish.

91A - $250 plus $50 shipping

Curvy Cudgel

This restored cudgel with its chunky 10.5" head is 475g in weight. It is 17" long and has a shaft diameter of 1"+. It is not lead loaded and is not particularly well balanced. It has a matt varnish finish. lt makes an ideal display item/souvenir.


Double Headed Fighting Stick

This unusual double headed fighting stick is 34.5" in length.  It weighs 445g  has a 1" shaft diameter  It is a nicely balanced stick which is lead loaded at both ends.

It is finished in a low lustre matt finish.

91C -$145 plus $50 shipping

Quirky Handle Grip

This handle grip walking stick with its with its uniquely formed  shaft measures  37" in length, weighs 705g and has a shaft diameter of 1"-1.2".  It is lead loaded and suitable for use in a large right hand.

91D -$235 plus $50 shipping


Hammerhead Cudgel

This stout cudgel with its hammer like head measures 11" in length 

It weighs 565g and is lead loaded. The shaft diameter is a chunky 1.5" .

It is finished in low lustre matt varnish. As well as an effective cudgel, it is ideal for use as a gavel.


Chunky Handle Grip Walking Stick

This  sturdy walking stick with its distinctive bow is 36"  in length and  weighs 850g.

It has a 1.2" shaft diameter and a 9.5" head circumference.

It is lead loaded and suitable for use in the left hand. It makes a solid walking companion.

91F - $250 plus $50 shipping

Stout staff

This steaf√≥g or stout staff is 1345g in weight and is lead loaded. It is 50" long with a 1.5" shaft diameter. It is finished in a low maintenance matt varnish finish.

It features an anthropomorphic/ zoomorphic  head.

Serves well as a practical walking companion.

91G-$250 plus $60 shipping (UPS estimate)

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.

                                    Favored Hand  Lead Loaded   Shipping Other/USA

92A   35"-38.25  840g   1.2"   Both     Yes          $250 plus $38/$50 shipping

92B   35"-36.5"   565g   1"+    Left       Yes         $195 plus $38/$50 shipping

92C   37"-39.5"   570g   1" +   Left       Yes         $185 plus $38/$50 shipping

92D   37"-39.5"   575g   1"      Right     Yes         $195 plus $38/$50 shipping

92E    37"-39"     660g   1"+    Left       Yes         $225  plus $38/$50 shipping

92F    SOLD       615g   1"+    Right     Yes         $225 plus $38/$50 shipping

92G   SOLD       480g    7/8"-1"   Left   Yes        $225 plus $38/$50 shipping