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Cold Steel Irish Blackthorn Series

Cold Steel Irish Blackthorn Series
The Blackthorn bush is found throughout Ireland and the British Isles. It has been prized for centuries as a material for premium walking sticks. The original Blackthorn sticks were 2 to 4 foot long Irish shillelaghs (the national weapon of rural Ireland). In expert hands the shillelagh was so fearsome that during the final occupation of Ireland, the English outlawed it. To get around the law, the Irish turned the shillelagh into a 3-foot walking stick. The English didn’t want to appear unreasonable by outlawing walking sticks too, so the Irish kept their modified shillelaghs and the world gained a beautiful and functional walking stick known simply as the Blackthorn.

Our Irish Blackthorn Walking Stick is inspired by an authentic Blackthorn from Cold Steel President, Lynn C. Thompson's private collection. It was copied carefully, and then artfully modified to a point where it not only mimics nature, but actually rivals and supersedes anything the natural world could produce! If nature had fashioned the most perfect Blackthorn stick, and you were lucky enough to come by it, our Irish Blackthorn Walking Stick is what it would look like. It's a superb faux Blackthorn stick, and since it's injection molded from polypropylene, it will never warp, crack, swell up, or splinter and is easy to maintain with a little soap and water.

For 2016, we are proud to add a “little brother” to our line-up. A shorter, lighter model that we simply named the Blackthorn Shillelagh.

Modeled after an ancient cudgel in Lynn C. Thompson’s private collection, the Blackthorn Shillelagh mimics the look, feel and balance of the original, but made from high-impact polymer that will withstand even the harshest weather conditions.

With a handsome bark-like wood texture and raised “clipped thorns” on the shaft, and a highly polished faux-wood head, this good looking stick will be sure to turn heads – whether it is carried under your arm at a historical re-enactment event, or simply hung on the wall.

Inspired by an over-sized staff in the private collection of our company President Lynn C. Thompson, our newest member of the Blackthorn family is the biggest stick we’ve ever made! The new Blackthorn Staff (almost 5 feet long) represents the culmination of years of costly research and development in the world of injection molding and high-impact polymer production.

This king-sized hiking staff, with its rustic wood-effect texturing, “clipped thorn” nodules and polished faux-wood knob is sure to be an unusual and much talked about part of any collection.

Irish Blackthorn Walking Stick

Product Code: CS-91PBSZ

Irish Blackthorn Walking Stick

Specifications

  Imperial Metric
Weight 28.2oz 0.80kg
Overall 37" 94.0cm
Material Polyproplyene

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70.99 / 81.64

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Blackthorn Shillelagh

Product Code: CS-91PBSH

Blackthorn Shillelagh

Specifications

  Imperial Metric
Weight 20.1oz 0.57kg
Overall 27" 68.6cm
Material Polyproplyene

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52.99 / 60.94

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Blackthorn Staff

Product Code: CS-91PBST

Blackthorn Staff

Specifications

  Imperial Metric
Weight 48oz 1.36kg
Overall 59" 1.50m
Material Polyproplyene

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85.00 / 97.75

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