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Irish Walking Stick

$59.00

Price: $59.00

Item#:2000978

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Carried by Irish gentlemen for centuries, the shillelagh walking stick was often a symbol of a young man’s transition into adulthood. Since the mid-19th century, it has come to represent Irish craftsmanship and hospitality. The artisan who carves these blackthorn- and hazel-wood walking sticks in his County Cork home collects the branches on his daily walks through West Cork forests. Finished with a rubber tip for traction. Each is unique.


36–38"L.


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Irish Walking Stick
 
4.5

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7), Yes (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Made for the ages

      These sticks are all unique, of course. The handle on mine is huge and I considered returning it, but then tried it out and it's fine. It's kind of like walking around with...Read complete review

      These sticks are all unique, of course. The handle on mine is huge and I considered returning it, but then tried it out and it's fine. It's kind of like walking around with the head of a three-wood in my hand, but no wild beast will dare apporach if I wave this mighty club about. You should know that the carving of the handle is crude, as if done with an ax. The finish appears to be very durable. The shaft is as interesting as a dark-stained broom handle, which I suppose is necessary due to the pieces of wood used. (I have an English stick that has bark and is more refined in shape.) Solid, very usable walking stick.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not Good

      Unfortunately the IRISH WALKING STICK sent to me did not look remotely like the article pictured in the catalog. The article shown in the catalog was finished well and "looked" professional. ...Read complete review

      Unfortunately the IRISH WALKING STICK sent to me did not look remotely like the article pictured in the catalog. The article shown in the catalog was finished well and "looked" professional. The article sent to me was rough and amateurish. National Geographic not only misrepresented the walking stick in but made me spend my time and additional money to return it. I cancelled the catalog.

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      5.0

      Excellent!

      By Mr. Dowell Maths

      from North Texas

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Trim
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Irish Walking Stick:

        I injured both knees years ago, and from time to time they "go out" and I need a bit of extra support. Knowing that I love all things Irish, a friend had this sent to me. I love how light yet sturdy it is; and the fact that it does NOT have a ferrule made it easy to cut down to my size. I like that it is so long, for those who are taller.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not Good

        By Pete

        from Hoffman Estates, IL

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              Comments about Irish Walking Stick:

              Unfortunately the IRISH WALKING STICK sent to me did not look remotely like the article pictured in the catalog. The article shown in the catalog was finished well and "looked" professional. The article sent to me was rough and amateurish. National Geographic not only misrepresented the walking stick in but made me spend my time and additional money to return it. I cancelled the catalog.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Yes i would buy this product again

              By Paulus

              from Sydney, Australia

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Irish Walking Stick:

                    As a walking stick
                    very supportive & strong
                    No adverse comments

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    LOVELY ATTRACTIVE USEFUL

                    By Teacup

                    from NY

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Real Branch
                    • Sturdy
                    • Unisex

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Irish Walking Stick:

                        I purchased this cane last year just for the beauty of a natural cane, never ever thinking is need it, I was wrong! I recently had an unexpected operation thus I was unable to walk. First I was using crutches but they just are annoying n more of a bother than not! So I remembered I had this lovely cane. I've used it now for two months get people asking me where I got it n what it is...it's very sturdy, yet not heavy. Can use either hand if needed. I've found holding the head of cane differently each day depending on my needs, which a regular cane would not be available to do. Detail is beautiful as finish is great! So glad I purchased this cane, it's just a wonderful piece of nature!!!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        UNIQUE IN EVERY WAY

                        By PETERT

                        from NYC

                        Verified Buyer

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                              Comments about Irish Walking Stick:

                              Sturdy, but yet very light weight

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

                              (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Made for the ages

                              By Walk 'til I Drop

                              from Webster Twp., Michigan

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Sturdy
                              • Unique

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Walking

                                Comments about Irish Walking Stick:

                                These sticks are all unique, of course. The handle on mine is huge and I considered returning it, but then tried it out and it's fine. It's kind of like walking around with the head of a three-wood in my hand, but no wild beast will dare apporach if I wave this mighty club about. You should know that the carving of the handle is crude, as if done with an ax. The finish appears to be very durable. The shaft is as interesting as a dark-stained broom handle, which I suppose is necessary due to the pieces of wood used. (I have an English stick that has bark and is more refined in shape.) Solid, very usable walking stick.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Irish Blackthorn Walking Stick

                                By Jane Fallon

                                from Alexandria, VA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Highest Quality Thank Yo

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Irish Walking Stick:

                                    We were amazed at the quality and authenticity of this walking stick. My husband is from Ireland and could not have been more pleased with it.

                                    I looked at others that were more expensive, but they did not match this product.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

                                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Over and above - bringing back memories

                                    By SEADAG

                                    from Rimouski QC CA

                                    Verified Buyer

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                                          Comments about Irish Walking Stick:

                                          GREAT MEMORIES

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Irish Walking Stick

                                          By Josh

                                          from Aurora, CO

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Not A Shillelagh

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Irish Walking Stick:

                                              We bought this for my father-in-law's 90th birthday.
                                              He needs some help walking and this was perfect for short distances. Since he is mostly Irish, he thought it was great and tells EVERYONE he meets when using it the story behind it. This was a great choice for a person who has everything he needs.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • Yes

                                              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Irish Walking Stick

                                              By The Walker

                                              from Shreveport, LA

                                              Verified Buyer

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                                                    Comments about Irish Walking Stick:

                                                    Very nice stick. It has a good finish and comfortable handle.

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

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