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#11 cobalt

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 02:52 PM

I hate this type of product but can see the appeal for some people

The thing  I do admire most about then is the person who made the original design a lot of detail

These are generally lost wax methods and once a mould is made its simple enough to make and resins do allow small detail to be captured which isn't that difficult to do in wax ,it also allows mistakes that's made can be easily rectified

overall it tends to feel heavy and clumsy to handle but one mans meat is another mans poison



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Posted 10 March 2016 - 07:00 PM

I agree. Back in the day I purchased the blackthorn and African sticks for the cool factor. Just can't feel comfortable with them.

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 10:15 PM

After yet another year's of work and use mine still fine.

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 11:06 PM

My blackthorn (prunus spinosa) has now survived three winters and grown about a foot to perhaps five feet tall. This is the first year that it's blossomed much, and it really has. There is hope! If I live long enough, I may have my own, personal stock for an authentic Irish shillelagh.

Then, I'll have to decide whether to side with the greens or the oranges, right?

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 02:05 AM

Not a good idea to wear the orange for the next week or so!

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 08:06 AM

My blackthorn (prunus spinosa) has now survived three winters and grown about a foot to perhaps five feet tall. This is the first year that it's blossomed much, and it really has. There is hope! If I live long enough, I may have my own, personal stock for an authentic Irish shillelagh.

Then, I'll have to decide whether to side with the greens or the oranges, right?

Did you use the berries?



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 02:09 PM

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Did you use the berries?[/quote]

I haven't looked for berries before now. No berries are on the shrub right now.

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#18 Deltaboy1984

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 06:16 PM

Now that too Cool growing your own.
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Posted 02 May 2016 - 08:31 AM

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Did you use the berries?[/quote]

I haven't looked for berries before now. No berries are on the shrub right now.

Some good blossom, the blakcthorn berries are used for making SLOE GIN, many a recipe on the net.



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Posted 07 May 2016 - 10:15 PM

I going to buy a real blackthorn cane some time soon. But in bad weather my cold Steel gets the call.




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