Blackthorn Walking Stick

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by 460Shooter, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. Pete D.

    Pete D. Member

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    Beautiful stick. It is much stouter than I am used to seeing.
    Pete
     
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  2. NMPOPS

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    I carry a cane regularly, for several reasons, not the least of which is that it's legal anywhere and everywhere. When woods walking I carry a 48-50 inch stick. All my sticks and canes are home made of either Hickory, Maple, Ash or Locust all capable of good hard strikes and all tipped with a copper pipe cap and the canes then have a rubber crutch tip over the cap.
     
  3. 460Shooter

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    Well, I told myself I was done, but then my favored stick maker put up an oak shillelagh. The originals were made of oak before the English invaded and logged the oak forests heavily. After that it’s my understanding that blackthorn was used.

    This one is 35.5 inches long, has a wonderful grain and weighs around 600 grams. It’s quite beefy feeling.

    And with that, my other sticks I’ve acquired, and several knives, my fun budget for toys is spent for the year.

    It’s probably better I’m not married.


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  4. alaskanativeson

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    I carry the Cold Steel City Stick with the aluminum pistol grip head. It's ridiculously strong, and the head gives good heft. They used to have a carbon fiber version called the Slim Stick. The inside was almost exactly .25 inches, and in a fit of creativity I bought a .250 T5 titanium rod and epoxied it into the stick. The head fell off when I hit something with it (I think it was a telephone/utility pole) and so it's not currently in use, but I've got a silver aluminum fritz-style handle I'll attach when I find a bolt the right size. Carbon fiber and titanium: it's other-worldly strong, but light as can be.
     
  5. kemikos

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  6. bikerdoc

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    ^ that was a classic failure of the victim selection process. 81 y/o former Marine means he was a Vietnam era, old school Marine.:evil:
     
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  7. 460Shooter

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    Kind of funny that you chose now to revive this thread.

    I have three more sticks on the way...…. :D However COVID has them languishing in the hinterlands somewhere between my home and Ireland. Tracking is not useful.
     
  8. kemikos

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    Yeah, it took several weeks to get here after the shipping notice, and tracking updates stopped once it was turned over to USPS in New York...
     
  9. 460Shooter

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    New Rowan walking sticks.
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