Cubitt Shillelagh $29.95
In Irish history when Irish workers were behest by Highwaymen on the long road home, the Shillelagh was used as a defense against cuthroats and thieves. Made of Irish Blackthorn it was named after the Shillelagh forest in County Wicklow , a forest of oad which produced some fine examples. The wood would be smeared with butter and placed up a chimney to cure, giving the Shillelagh its typical black shiny appearance.
Used as a weapon by the Irish when there wasn't any other alternative.