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#11 Gloops


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 09:14 AM

I take it she wants a stick and its not a swap! :thumbsu:

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 03:14 PM

Lewey sent me a very nice shillelagh a couple of years ago, for my wife's travel stick.  It's the length of my shortest hiking stick.  Together the two can be packed at less then the l+w+h max of 62" to avoid the extra baggage charge at the airport.


I'm tempted to purchase a nice bag from L.L. Bean to better protect these sticks when checked as baggage.

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 05:58 PM

True a shillelagh can be any wood. They say Hawthorne makes a good substitute for blackthorn. I like ash suckers, they grow fairly straight and always have a nice root knob. By the way, a traditional stain was black shoe polish rubbed in with steel wool, gives a nice color and most polishes contain beeswax.

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