Irish Walking Sticks
Lady Lake, Florida (PRWEB) March 28, 2013
The Irish Walking Stick is available now at Walking-Canes.Net. The Stick is keepsake of many collectors. The stick is known to many around the world as the shillelagh, and it is the representative of the Irish and the Irish culture. It is often sold as a souvenir in airports and decorated with a green bow and a shamrock. These cute keepsakes are fun, but they are most likely not actual shillelaghs. The historic canes of the Irish were actually made from oak, blackthorn, ash or holly and were commonly used for stick fighting. Every bartender in Ireland had one under the counter for protection.
The ancient traditions of Irish stick fighting emerged sometime in the 17th century when the Irish were banned from owning formal weapons. At that time the innocent looking walking stick, called a bata or shillelagh, came into use as a serious weapon. In the centuries that followed, stick fighting became an integral part of Irish culture. Walking-Canes.Net has imported directly from Ireland and England these wonderful sticks made from the Blackthorn bushes.
The Irish Blackthorn Stick is the most sought after walking cane in the world and is a must for any collector. These sticks are available with a derby handle, grip handle or as a natural formed handle that has not been polished.
Try one of these sticks while the supply is still good. The Blackthorn Gent or the Ladies Blackthorn or two of the most popular sticks offered on walking-canes.net. They can be found with a polished blackthorn shaft or the ever natural shaft. One may also find the grip handle a preferred type to use.
Blackthorn Canes and Irish Walking Sticks are the backbone of any collector’s collection of sticks. Customer service is available to help if any problems or questions need to be answered. Toll Free 1-888-928-1774.