Each hand-crafted Irish Shillelagh walking cane is unique. Harvested and made in Ireland as they have been for centuries. Famously made from the tough, local blackthorn shrub each shillelagh is selected for its superior weight to hardness ratio. Each is hand-sanded and lacquered with a high gloss finish. Today they are used by farmers for herding sheep or cattle, or simply as outdoor walking companions - many are considered family heirlooms. Smaller versions were so tough they were considered rural Ireland’s national weapon. How’s that for naturally tough? Each is finished with a weather-friendly copper tip. If you wish to use this cane indoors, we suggest you buy a rubber tip from a local drugstore. Due to the unique nature of this item, no two are alike and the handle will vary in shape due to blackthorn’s natural growth patterns. Not meant to be used for medical purposes.