Posted On:7/14/2008 4:55am
Style: Muay Thai n00b
Shileileighs [sp???] are fucking awesome. If I ever visit Ireland I plan on getting one and carrying it around everywhere.
Posted On:7/14/2008 5:16am
I visited an Irish heritage festival today and saw one old gent walking with a very fine shillelagh. Those sold in gift shops (including in Ireland) tend to be seriously crappy, though - it's hard to find anyone who makes them the old-school way.
BTW, Cold Steel offers a polypropylene shillelagh that's gotten decent reviews on some Irish stick fighting forums - http://www.coldsteel.com/91pbs.html
Posted On:7/14/2008 5:48am
Polypropylene is all fine and good, but if I get a shillelagh [ah, so that's how it's spelt] then I'm going all out for the fine wood.
Posted On:7/14/2008 6:12am
Style: No gym currently.
I had hoped this thread was about killer umbrellas, awesome man-bags and wonderful shoes.
I am woefully dismayed.
Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.
Has entered Barovia...
Posted On:7/14/2008 6:32am
Originally Posted by cuatro76
And the Philippines stole it from this guy:
No wonder, because this dude was also that dude:
Posted On:7/14/2008 11:25am
Style: Kenkojuku Karate, Judo
Personally, I think it rocks though I see plenty of humor value in it too (the penguin pic made me lol). It's never going to be better than something purely designed as a weapon from the ground-up, but it's a weapon that's (apparently) durable & solid with good reach (making it solid vs. knife attacks) that can be carried in plain view without causing a commotion.
Even a sword cane would likely not make it through airport security.
Last edited by maofas; 7/14/2008 11:28am at .
Posted On:7/14/2008 3:45pm
Style: Panda Punch
Silent old man beating the hell out of a heavy bag with an umbrella. That just made my day.
Posted On:7/14/2008 5:10pm
Style: Judo, BJJ
If only the umbrella cloth was kevlar, then it would be the Rolls-Royce of combat leisure accessories.
Bassline to the Mainline
My dad made a beautifull walking stick/stiletto on the end. The thing is hand made and the middle of the stick is filled with a thick steel core. The top handle is a hand carved doves head. One swift knocking to the head=lights out. Still not as beautiful as a shillelagh in my opinion.
This is all I do: girls, photography and BJJ...
Posted On:7/14/2008 5:17pm
Am I the only one here thinking that guy has anger issues?
Sometimes you lose and sometimes the other guy wins.
At this point I don't owe anybody an explenation.
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