Customers should be conscious that my Blackthorn sticks are different to the painted ‘shillelagh’ type that one sees in gift and craft shops. Instead the finish highlights the natural colour of the carefully sanded bark.

Like all of my sticks, they are as close to what nature produced as possible… including the occasional twist, bend and other imperfection… makes them all the more unique and typically Irish.

Blackthorn is prone to hairline splitting – this is a characteristic of the wood and is not considered a defect. All of my Blackthorn sticks have been seasoned for a minimum of four years so any splitting will have ceased before they are offered for sale.

Guidelines for arriving at the optimum length for you are shown on Choosing a Stick.

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