The Colanderlelagh

 

I like sticks. If you’ve read anything I do here, or watched anything on my YouTube Channel, you might be aware of my specific affinity for “wieldy” lengths of wood. I’ve been watching an awful lot of Matt Easton’s videos over at Schola Gladiatoria, and I’ve been learning a few things about what separates good weapons from bad ones. I decided to take some of his advice about swords and apply to a stick. In typical haphazard fashion, Skreep and I threw together what I initially called a Wooden Cutlass (in honor of Matt). My friend Chris O’ then came along and shamed me with a list of MUCH better names… but the video was already in the can. Screw it. Henceforth, I shall call it the Colanderlelagh (a play on the Irish fighting stick called the shillelagh). Other names include, but are not limited to: Basket hilted baton, wooden foil, cup hilted club, jaw breaker, and pasta-handed fighting bat. Regardless of what you call it, I hope you enjoy the video:

 

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