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The self defense experts at Night Watchman have recreated the traditional Blackthorn Shillelagh fighting stick in dramatic detail with this stunning shillelagh fighting cane! It's crafted in a traditional shillelagh design, complete with gnarled accents to emphasize the knotty quality of genuine blackthorn wood. This cane is made with molded polypropylene with an impact resistant faux wood cap.
I've wanted one of these for some yrs now to be a support for me when my back & hips give out. I'm only 45 & don't wanna walk with an old-fashioned cane or walking stick & this one is definitely not old-fashioned. I couldn't walk 2 city blocks without 5 people asking me about it. I did poly the faux wood to make it always shine which draws alot of attention to it. I tripped over the curbside & used cane as leverage. It bowed & flexed but did not break. I couldn't be more HAPPY with it!!!
I purchased this for my husband, because he wouldn't shut up about it, when he saw it in the catalog. Now he won't shut up about how much he loves it. He is 5' 8" and it is a bit tall for him, so he thought about cutting it, but decided he likes it better as is. It is as described--very hefty. I second the reviewer that recommended adding a cane tip.
Very nice item. The plastic of the staff is well textured for grip and made to look like wood from a tree straight out of Hobbiton. That top is nice and well weighted if you need to swing it fir some reason. The top does scratch easily. Mine was disfigured slightly in the first 20 minutes. Works well as a cane for when I throw out my back, just get one of those rubber cane bottoms from the pharmacy wgen you're there getting more reading glasses. I am very happy with this thing.
I have waited years to get this cane, and I have to say that I love it!!! I would highly recommend it!
Followed comment by Howard Handy and coated faux wood cap with a protective coat of poly sealant. Been watching 'stick fighting' videos on Youtube. Walking stick is well made, nice looking, will last for my lifetime. Also went to pharmacy and got a rubber tip for canes/crutches to protect the end.
I've been waiting for years to have a chance to order this cane. I have to say, it has exceeded my expectations!!! It's light weight and very sturdy. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who needs one!!! But definitely get a cane stopper for the bottom, it will slip on smooth surfaces!
He has some issues with his left leg I bought it for him as a walking stick/just in case weapon as he is 68. You never know. He said it took a little getting used to the shape of the handle. It has a nice weight and could do some damage if needed. Also needed to add a rubber tip for grip. He said he gets a lot of double takes as it is different.
This came in today. This is a lot better than i thought it would be and it is not some peace of junk . I can't believe how well this is made and it is heavy but not to heavy. I would not want to be on the receiving end of this if some one swung it at me. I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a very well made cane and it will serve well in self defense and everyday walking as a cane. Thank you BudK for another great product
This is no cheap plastic toy, but rather an indestructible combat tool. Don't think you'll be able to cut, bend, or break it c: and, as my dad used to say, there aren't many problems that can't be handled with one or two strikes from a good strong stick.
The walking / security stick is great! It’s hefty, feels good in my hand. I don’t worry useing my Caine breaking ,if I had to use it to defend myself. Thanks, Luis Davila
This cane arrived today. The first thing I did was coat the faux wood with poly protective sealant. It took about 20 minutes to dry. Looks very nice and no worries about scratches now. I purchased because I have a spinal injury and need some help getting around often as I experience a lot of pain. The double usefulness of support and a defensive weapon is perfect. Who would know it could literally bust some heads..! Very happy with this, good one BudK.. Thanks!
I recently purchase the Blackthorn Shelagh and was total surprised by the quality and durability of the item. I added a rubber end tip for grip on smooth surfaces. The stick is reliable an I never leave home with out it.
This thing is BA. My wife liked so much that she wanted too. But a new one that had not been tested on everything that I deemed not valuable in my joyful rampage after receiving it. It will scratch, but not break. Get a rubber boot for the bottom and walk with confidence.
i use it as a cane its sturdy & durable but i had to buy a rubber boot for the bottom cause wood floors, wet areas, & concrete are not your friends you will slip without a rubber boot
Have you ever been cornered by a swarm of infected wild hogs at dusk? Well this man has, and let me just say, if it wasn't for the impeccable design of this cane I would have been those swines supper. From the moment i removed it from the box, i could feel the history of generations of presumable irish alcoholics yielding such a divine tool to clout the British on the heads as they encroached their homes. Allow me to explain if ye will, me grandad told me an ole folk legend of a time he got into a fight over whose guiness was colder at a bar. The wild bastard me grandad was bopped the other fellow right in the tally wacker and the man schreetched a repulsive sound and ran back to his cottage where he was never seen again. I now possess my grandads old shillelagh and can feel the same quality in the bud k one. Thanks bud K you strange childlike adults never let me down!
I bought this as a poor impromptu weapon for the few times I can't be better armed. And of course, I wanted to give it a workout/break-in/field test. I didn't want to do what's been done. I can smash melons with my hands and feet. Cinder blocks just really aren't that tough ( YouTube children's karate). And I wanted to really test the stick. So I went out to my solid concrete back porch and just wailed upon the concrete doing my best to dislodge the "faux wood cap". About 25 overhand blows. The cap now has some seriously tiny scratches on it (note: smooth concrete porch). The stick is fine, the porch is fine, anything that got between the stick and the porch would NOT have been fine. The polypropylene tested out to be tougher than hickory or mesquite ( I have a stick collection). BTW, the balance on this walking stick is excellent. There's 2-3 good pivot points down the shaft. I only wish I had a Cold Steel version to do a side-by-side comparison.
I received my shillelagh within a few days of order. Excellent cane, as I do use a cane when walking. Very durable and has enough heft to use for protection. Rubber tip is recommend. Thanks again BUDK, for another great product. God bless
Arrived sooner than accepted and was not let down. Light weight and tough. Just what I've always wanted....
I've had my shillelagh for 2 yes now been by my side everywhere I go. Many will stay clear of you and won't be so fast to run up on you. I love mine I would recommend it to anyone.best money I ever spent.
i purchased this for my father for when he takes our dog for a walk. there's so many stray dogs out there we've both been approached aggressively at least 5 times this year alone and our neighborhood isnt exactly the safest and its getting worse. so i bought this as an inconspicuous self defense weapon. something he can take with him whenever he feels he may need to protect himself or our dog. its very light weight has a good balance to it my only criticism is there's no rubber boot for the bottom so there's very little traction if you did need more of a cane than a weapon. overall it made a great birthday gift, hopefully he'll never have to use it and hopefully if he ever needs a cane in the upcoming decades this will still be around to help in more ways than just a weapon.
After seeing this I wanted it. And now since friday I do. I love it. You will too I guarentee it!
After ordering the first and watching the video of the cinderblock destruction, my husband ordered a second just in case when he broke the first cinderblock, it would fail and he would end up with a broken stick. Set it up and broke that cinderblock without any problems. Has his own video now, just waiting for the zombie apocalypse to begin. Very satisfied
Not too bad. Has a pretty good heft to it, so if it had to be used I'm sure it will do some damage. As for a walking stick. Also not bad. But if you Lean in it, it gives a little, sort of bows a bit. I bought it to use as a cane, for my trick back. We will see
These have been around for a while now, but the price is certainly a lot more inviting than it used to be. In our area, we have a wildlife problem. Deer you can scare away, but the foxes keep trying to eat our old dog, and we are often under cougar warning. One of these is the perfect solution. It's subtle enough to not stand out, functional as a cane or walking stick, and as a blunt instrument, effective as a deterrent to protect the ancient mutt from predators while he's taking care of his needs.
I love this stick. I was in a motorcycle accident and will be using a cane for some time it looks like. I didn't like the 'old man' canes, LOL. This cane is perfect. I've dropped it a couple of times and not even a blemish. I feel like it could work for self defense also, should I need! I am extremely happy with the purchase! I've been shopping at BUD K for many years and will be shopping here for many more!
This is massive I love it I feel very secure carrying it when I walk my dog. Good quality but lighter than it looks. Bud K has always sold great products.
Bada$$ cane.I put a rubber tip as the end felt like it needed it.Great melon smasher-I imagine what it could do to a skull.Feels good to stroll around my block with...This aint Mr.Rogers neighborhood.
This is amazing it supports my bad leg and offers me protection while I walk my dog. Mugged not with this beast of a cane. I have smashed boards and many other items to test its durability. Not a mark on the cane and I am confident if the crap hits the fan lessons can be taught.
Rock solid walking cane for those of us who need a little help sometimes, or if you want to have a legitimate weapon with you.
I've wanted one for a long time.It's heavy and tough .I could drive over it and it won't hurt it !!!
I have one and I'm getting one more just so I have it if I miss place the one I do have . Everyone ask about it all the time , they really like it , just as much as I do !!
I like the products I get from this company, you get what they say you are getting. They have videos that show you what you are buying. I have purchased a lot of different things and have been happy with all of the items. Good prices, good service and great products what else can you ask for. I will buy more from them.
This is the real deal. It is capable of destroying a cement block with one blow. I find it to be a great walking stick and use it as a replacement for my cane. Recommend you add a rubber cap on the end, so as not to slip on slick surfaces. I am a match for any individual who comes at me (provided he/she does not have a firearm)
I'm so happy with this walking stick, it has become my favorite. I can't get enough of taking it everywhere I go. When I go walking I feel protected and confident with it. It's a great buy, I would highly recommend it.
This walking stick is amazing. I got it for my birthday. Its weighty and makes a good walking stick. It would make an amazing self defense weapon. I love this thing. It's got me walking around in a Irish accent. Don't think twice buy it.
The stick is well made. I found difficulties with the ball head. It's a little too large for my hand and the ball is too slippery to control. Is there a way to make the ball more tacky? I think that would solve the problems I incurred.
Great stick overall the faux wood cap could be better it dents an scratches very easily probably disappointing for somebody looking for a visually nice walking stick other than that great buy
GREAT AND CLASSY CANE BIG FAN OF "A CLOCKWORK ORANGE" AND HOPEFULLY I NEVER HAVE TO USE IT THAT WAY BUT A GREAT CANE. 4/5 CAUSE I HAVEN'T GOTTEN TO TEST IT THAT WAY YET
very nice Light ,, strong,,,solid ball. One thing,,,buy a rubber boot for end of cane. Will keep it from slipping.
Good but for some reason mine was dripping water out of where the knob and the shaft meet I never exposed it to water in the 4 days I owned it
I love the stick, it is solid, helps me to stand up. No one is going to F___ w/me or my wife.
Received my stick and immediately put it to use as a cane. The Blackthorn is extremely durable and heavy. I hoped it would be a bit more wood-like but am still pleased.
All in all a good piece for its purpose, I do wish that the advertising did not emphasize on the blackthorn as much as it did, it is only mentioned once that this is a polypropylene product, but uses the term blackthorn (implying that it is a wooden product) many times.
First let me say I ordered to replace A cane thst made me look and feel old. It looks and feels great. It def feels unbreakable, but I like it to much to test it out like the video. Also got for the self deffense aspect as I am disabled from A bad car accident. I will say the faux wood head does scuff very easily. I wish they would have put A sealant on it to protect it, as it looks so nice. Again let me state I just turned 4o and due to injuries I am stuck with A cane THIS WAS DEF A UPGRADE. If I ever have to use it I will post A update. For the price not bad. Ty.
I've used a cane for over 20 years. I have lots of comparative experience with cane heads. This one is too big and heavy to be comfortable. The size and weight of the head would need to be reduced by half to use this as an actual support cane; as it is it would cause hand and wrist pain, and fatigue. That said, it is an excellent self-defense stick. It's as resistant to destruction as advertised. I keep it by the door, in the Just In Case bucket.
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