Shillelagh - cool walking cane/weapon for my ankle

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by Marthor, May 18, 2013.

  1. Marthor

    Marthor New Member

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    I've started getting "gout" flare-ups in my ankle occasionally. This latest flare-up convinced me to get a cane for next time I need a cane. I wanted to get something a bit cooler though. Here's the 2 canes I ordered...

    Cold Steel Irish Blackthorne Walking Stick (aka Sillelagh pronounced shi-LAY-lee)
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    Neat history about the Shillelaghs too which were Irish main weapon when the English occupied them and banned all weapons. They couldn't ban their walking sticks though. Look at the Celtics logo too is an Irish guy with a Shillelagh.

    Video on this Cold Steel Shillelagh...
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJvLNkFzblQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/ame]


    United survival hammer (walking hammer)
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    Here's a fun video for the United Hammer...
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hZIFOW18zg&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/ame]


    United also makes a walking axe too. I decided on the hammer so I could go anywhere without drawing too much attention.
     
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  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    To each his own.
     

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  3. Gatoragn

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  4. mountainman13

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    I have knee issues. On rare occasions I've had to use this...

    Nice sturdy aluminum body. I would not recommended getting hit by it.
     

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  5. Jagermeister

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    That will do a number on the BG. I have seen real Irish Blackthorn canes in a museum. They are rumored to be very hard and will easily crack a skull. Cold Steel makes interesting self defense tools.
     
  6. Marthor

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    Here's a pic of my Cold Steel Blackthorne. I've already used it a couple days and even went through a security checkpoint with no questions too. My ankle wasn't hurting anymore, but I just wanted to walk around with it.

    I put a 7/8" rubber cane tip on it. A recommendation online said they put a 1" cane tip, but in the store I found the 7/8" to be a snug perfect fit.

    My hammer cane is in UPS transit scheduled to arrive Wednesday.
     
  7. gunfujoe92

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    I've got one myself. Want to learn traditional stick fighting but don't know anyone in this area who could teach me.
     
  8. Marthor

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    Are you near LAX?
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Marthor, that's one cool looking walking stick! i like it!:D
     
  10. flylo

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    I have one I bought for my Dad in Ireland. He's gone but now I need it. It could be quite the head knocker!:D
     
  11. gunfujoe92

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    I'm in southwest Georgia. Not a lot of martial arts options in my immediate area
     
  12. DrumJunkie

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    I have one with a brass horse hame on it I keep a cane around due to back issues that have caused nerve damage that effects my legs. It's a twisted shaft like the one in he vid, just has a brass horse hame attached to it. It would smash anything hit with it. Probably turn a skull into a beanbag. I'll try to snap a pic later.:)

    *Edit to add*

    Here's a pic of my two canes.
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    I figure if I"m going to have to use one of these dang sticks I want something that looks a little....different.
     
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  13. Marthor

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    that's what I was thinking, different, but also added self defense.

    Do you put a rubber tip on the end of your canes? The very bottom is cut off the picture.

    I've found the rubber tip to be a big improvement for actually using it to walk.
     
  14. DrumJunkie

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    Yes, an actual cane the tip is pretty much essential for walking on pavement. The longer walking sticks like hikers use usually are not used on pavement so they often don't have the tips. At least that was what I gleened form peopel thast make the things.
    That one with the hame is deadly The other one just kind of looks cool ;)
     
  15. spack762

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    Here is my stick. I've got a bum knee so I use it everwhere. I havent had any problems with it haveing an tomahawk headed on it. The wood is scrap from a bannister. The head is a cheap 440 steel tomahawk that I had laying around. I put a crutch tip on the end. It was still a little slippery so I got an old pair of slip resitain shoes, cut out a peace and expoxed it to the bottom. Carved my family motto on it the painted and sealed it. Its a fine fist try, now Im looking for a better top.

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  16. DrumJunkie

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    Heh, this thread makes me pretty happy. I got to thinking I might be the only one that had a gimp stick that could pass for a weapon if need be. I see thme online fomr time to time but I never see them out on the wild.
     
  17. Threetango

    Threetango Audentes Fortuna Iuvat Supporter

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    Less than stellar quality pic but here's two of my "be cool" walking canes.
    Left with the face of the mountain man is cedar and I got it up in the mtns of N.C..
    The dragon cane on the right is teak and was made in Vietnam and unscrews into three pieces.

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  18. DrumJunkie

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    Umm..that lighter one looks like some kind of fertility idol or something...:eek:
     
  19. Threetango

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    Nah, just the angle.
    Here's a couple more.
    That's a 10 ga cap on the end.

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  20. Marthor

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    Here's my new hammer cane. I took it to work and it didn't seem to attract any attention.

    One bad thing is it's top heavy, so I make sure to flip it over with the head on the floor when not in use.

    I like that this hammer could breach any common door easily.