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Our Blackthorn walking sticks are quite a rarity and have a very handsome looking finish.

Straight blackthorn stems have traditionally been made into walking sticks or clubs (known in Ireland as a shillelagh). 
In the British Army, blackthorn sticks are carried by commissioned officers of the Royal Irish Regiment; the tradition also occurs in Irish regiments in some Commonwealth countries.
Our range of handmade blackthorn walking sticks is updated regularly so be sure to bookmark us!
Blackthorn walking sticks are among the most sought after of all traditional walking sticks: for their appearance, heritage and scarcity.
The blackthorn, or Prunus Spinosa, is a shrubby bush with vicious thorns and a suckering habit, so that it forms dense hedges through which livestock cannot escape. It grows particularly well in Ireland and England, where blackthorn sticks cut from hedges have been popular for many centuries.
The bark of the blackthorn walking stick can be any colour from reddish-brown through to almost black. The spines, which can cause extremely sore poisoning if the stick cutter impales his hand on them, are cut back and sanded to produce a distinctive stick. 
A particular characteristic of blackthorn is that the arrangement of the thorns forms a spiral shape around the shaft of the stick. On the very best blackthorn sticks, it is possible to see that the thorns are arranged in little groups of three.

Handmade Blackthorn Cross Head Stick 86cm

Handmade Blackthorn Cross Head Stick 86cm JM01

£69.00
Amazing Blackthorn Thumbstick with Antler Handle

Amazing Blackthorn Thumbstick with Antler Handle RR1808

£135.00
Blackthorn Cross Head One Piece Stick

Blackthorn Cross Head One Piece Stick 1419

£90.00
Handmade Blackthorn Thumbstick with Antler Handle

Handmade Blackthorn Thumbstick with Antler Handle PLTH1

£140.00
Handmade Blackthorn Thumbstick with Antler Handle

Handmade Blackthorn Thumbstick with Antler Handle PLTH2

£140.00
Ladies Blackthorn Derby Stick with Maple Handle

Ladies Blackthorn Derby Stick with Maple Handle 3585

£65.00
Gents Blackthorn Derby Stick with Maple Handle

Gents Blackthorn Derby Stick with Maple Handle 3586

£65.00
Blackthorn Knobstick

Blackthorn Knobstick 3518

£65.00
Blackthorn Pistol Grip Cane with Beech Handle

Blackthorn Pistol Grip Cane with Beech Handle 1211

£90.00
Blackthorn Pistol Grip Cane with Sandalwood Handle

Blackthorn Pistol Grip Cane with Sandalwood Handle 1234

£90.00
Blackthorn Shillelagh

Blackthorn Shillelagh 1416

£50.00
Curly Ram's Horn Crook with Blackthorn Shaft

Curly Ram's Horn Crook with Blackthorn Shaft 2405L

£295.00
Ram's Horn Shepherd's Crook

Ram's Horn Shepherd's Crook 2406

£280.00
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