Handmade Wupen Bonkers and Shillelaghs

from Canadian rainforests

a unique product by Wupen Walking Sticks
(inspired by the mystic of the legendary and famous Irish Shillelagh)


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Wupen Bonker/Shillelagh in play action.
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Each Wupen Bonker (Shillelagh) is individually hand carved from a unique piece of wood.
When you own a Wupen Bonker (Shillelagh) you can be assured there is no other like it in the world.

Great gifts for hikers, hunters, fishers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Uses: Fish bonker, Cougar and Bear bonker (use at own risk), Conversation piece, Persuader, Wall hanging, Shillelagh.

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Diamond Willow Bonkers/Shillelaghs

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For Sale
on this site you see what you get, no surprises
be sure to click on the Bonker Pictures for detail views
and Bonker No. in price chart (below) for larger image

A customer wrote:
"I received my bonkers and I have to say I'm extremely happy with my purchases.
I gave one as a house warming gift. Later that afternoon it became a conversation peace. It made a great gift! Thank you very much for everything. I'll be shopping again soon." read more

Price Chart
Bonkers (Wood Clubs, Shillelaghs)

Bonker No.
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Bonker
Length
Bonker
approx.
Weight
StatusCost
$US or $CAN
bonker 228
Maple
25" 1 1/2 lbSOLD$50
bonker 229
Maple
26" 1 1/4 lbSOLD$45
bonker 218
Maple
27" 2 1/2 lbSOLD$55
bonker 219
Maple
25" 1 1/2 lbSOLD$50

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Bonker No.
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Bonker
Length
Bonker
approx.
Weight
StatusCost
$US or $CAN
bonker339
Diamond Willow
19"1 1/4 lb For Sale$40
bonker340
Diamond Willow
22"1 1/4 lb For Sale$40
bonker341
Diamond Willow
19"1 lb SOLD$40
bonker342
Diamond Willow
22"1 1/4 lbFor Sale$40
bonker343
Diamond Willow
18"1 lbSOLD$40
bonker344
Diamond Willow
18"1 lbFor Sale$40
bonker345
Diamond Willow
22"1 1/4 lbFor Sale$40

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all bonker/shillelaghs come with a
black single strand nylon (paracord) wrist strap (not shown)

Click here to add a lanyard to your bonker/shillelagh
lanyard

Remember, if you are purchasing a walking stick or cane adding a bonker or talking stick to the package will make very little difference to the shipping cost. Why? because weight up to a certain point only has a slight affect on the cost. The cost increases in accordance with the length of the package.
A bonker will fit in the longer package.

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Testimonials:
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Wupen Bonker/Shillelagh

Wupen Bonkers / Shillelaghs
The term Bonker comes from the word Bonk which means "to bang or hit somebody or something". Fish bonkers have been around for a while but since I live in Cougar Country I decided to make a Cougar Bonker as a a novelty gift for a friend. I have sold many bonkers since, some buy them as a novelty item, while others actually carry them for insurance, while hiking.
My bonkers are really a relative to the Irish Shillelagh which is named after a village of the same name, in east central Ireland. The Irish Shillelagh is a short club (about 18-24" long) traditionally made of oak or blackthorn wood, that was carried as a defense against muggers and thieves in the old days. Shillelaghs are still very popular today. They are kept in homes and cars throughout Ireland for the same purpose.
I make most of my Bonkers (Shillellaghs) from diamond willow (and some from maple), since oak and blackthorn are not available here. Anyways, a one of my bonkers (shillelaghs) will be just as effective in the unlikely event that one had to be used.
Originally the Irish Shillelagh was a two handed club made from Oak. When the British invaded they cut down the oak forests (shipped the lumber to England) and put a ban on the making of oak weapons. The locals then began making their shillelaghs from Irish blackthorn (type of hawthorn). The blackthorn pieces were made longer, more like a cane or walking stick, to appear innocent of their true purpose. Many of the Irish Shillelaghs sold today as souvenirs are in the form of a walking stick or cane.

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