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The truth about the use of the "cudgel" in old books.

Posted by James Smith on Saturday, August 20, 2011,

A Little Word History: The use of the word "cudgel" does not always mean "Shillelagh" in historical books as some writers have stated. It is rather an English term for a heavy stick or a club used with the purpose of hitting. It is therefore a culturally neutral term used by English authors. Today we would more often use the terms "stick" or "club" rather than "cudgel". An old English author would often use the term "cudgel" to mean any stick that a person was using for striking regardless of...


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The Stick Weapons of CSFS

Posted by James Smith on Friday, August 12, 2011,

There seems to be some misunderstanding as to the weapons we use when people see our photos: "Is that a Shillelagh?", "Is that a Filipino stick?"...Yes and no to both and so much more. So today's blog should clear up some of the questions.

Walking Stick

Our main weapon is the 3' walking stick (actual size depends on the height of the user and/or personal preference, for example at 5' 10" a 2 foot stick would have me bent over like the Hunchback of Notre-Dame and therefore be very ineffective as...


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