Cold Steel Irish Blackthorn Series
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. Thompsons 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 weve 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.