About Irish Blackthorn Shillelaghs

Browse our selection of authentic Irish self defense fighting sticks. Many are crafted in the traditional manner from the place where this tradition began, Ireland. These are genuine fighting sticks made of Irish Blackthorn wood like the original sticks or batas carried by Irishmen in the 1700's for protection, hunting and to settle the occasional gentlemanly dispute. Straight from Ireland where their history begins, these traditional fighting sticks are a true Irish folk collectible. Add one of these natural walking sticks to your collection and enjoy their authenticity and historic significance. Also known as the bata or stick, they are one of the most recognized symbols of Ireland's culture and folklore.