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Message Subject Last minute tips for parents when the SHTF
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Making a Shillelagh or War Club

Several cultures made Shillelaghs, most notably the Irish. Obviously Native Americans made a similar personal hand-held weapon from the same particular growth of branches in proximity to a large section. Here's a link from 1981 on making a Shillelagh from Mother Earth News:
[link to www.motherearthnews.com]

They recommend Hawthorn to be authentic. [link to www.thegreenhead.com]

A Native American style usually was polished into a ball at the business end and had a separate stub off from the ball for knocking heads. Note the grip.
[link to www.seahawkauctions.com]

You need a rasp and various grits of sandpaper to make it efficiently. Obviously they are essential. One could use various kinds of natural sandstone and a carving knife instead.
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