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Shillelagh / Bata Trainer Espresso Hickory

17 Reviews
Product Code: Shillelagh-Long-Cane
Shillelagh/Bata Trainer:

Shaft is impact grade hickory that is tapering from about 1" to 3/4".
Custom rubber blunt glued to the end of the shaft to offer some cushioning of the blow. This is still a solid hit and should not be used against another person without sufficient personal protection and supervision. Its best for moderate contact training or heavy contact with a pell.

Review by Ken Pfrenger: Ken was a hopologist, Director of Cumann Bhata, and founding members of CMARS (Celtic Martial Arts Research Society)
Howdie,I have been using the longer of the two sticks for all my shillelagh work these past two weeks. Here are my thoughts:Since I normally only use natural sticks it took a little while for me to get used to this one. I am used to knobs and bark...the smooth stick was a bit different. The weight and balance are just about perfect for a training stick. Perhaps a bit heavy for bouting but that is going to really depend on the people using it and how hard they go. For our purposes a few ounces less would be nice but I honestly can't see how that could be shaved off and still have a functional it is an ok trade off imo.I had a hard time keeping the rubber head on the smaller lacks the metal clamp (current versions do). The longer stick retained the rubber head well and it only started to scoot off a bit when I was hitting it against a heavy pell, which is not really all that normal abuse for a shillelagh. It held up great against the heavy bag that I normally use...infact I think it is safe to say that I beat the hell outta that bag with the longer stick without there being any adverse effects on either the bag or stick.Overall I really like this stick, I didn't think I would when I first held it in my hand (I must be a closet natural stick snob) but it did not take long to get used to the difference. I really like the balance and the stick is tough as nails which it really needs to be. I don't think I would have any problem endorsing this as a training item at all.

Good bit of info HERE..
Impact Grade hickoryTapering from 1" to 3/4"Overall Length: 37.25" (946mm), Avg. Weight: 15oz (420g)


Average Rating:
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Keith Steiner from Tzfat, Middle East Israel
May 27, 2023
Shillelagh/Bata Trainer Espresso Hickory
I have over 6 canes and sticks from Purple Heart. I always wanted the Bata Trainer. The quality of this cane os well beyond what you would expect from a trainer.
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Lauren Pursley from Poplarville, MS United States
May 24, 2022
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Raven from ,
April 15, 2021
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from Melbourne, Florida
November 28, 2020
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Great value
The Shillelagh/Bata Trainer surprised me. Heavyweight, good looking and a great value.
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Stephen Browne from Marshall, MN United States
September 14, 2020
Excellent value
This is a superbly built walking cane, with perfect balance for striking. Though advertised as a trainer it is in fact a good functional cane. The rubber head gives a good grip that doesn't slip in the hand like polished metal.
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