Bataireacht is the art of stick fighting in Ireland, a form of martial arts. It is believed to descent from broadsword training. In the 18th century, Irish peasants bonded as factions and would engage in melees on ceremonial and festive occasions, frequently resulting in serious injuries. Through the 19th century, the factions coalesced into two factions, the Caravat and Shanavest who engaged in criminal activity and fought periodically. The greater picture was that of the Irish peasants against the landowners, most of which were English which in its simplest form continued into the 20th century with remnants still remaining. This shillelagh dates to the 19th century, the period of the factions. At the time, every man owned one and they were made lovingly with care in hardening the wood and developing its fine glossy black surface using lard, pigeon blood, and soot. It is 20 3/4” long, made from the branch and trunk of a young blackthorn. The head is formed from a branch cluster with a major adjacent branch truncated and several shoots of various sizes trimmed in their growth cycles, indicative of the cultivation of this segment for multiple seasons in its growth, in anticipation of the production of this weapon. It is well worn with most of the glossy bark intact and the head showing wear from use. Such early examples are very rarely encountered.
Stock Number: A5982

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FINE OLD IRISH SHILLELAGH

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