Is black the new cream?

With a shortage of rams horn this year I had very few cream crooks or market sticks, in fact I just have one cream rams horn market stick left.

However, I have a few Buffalo horn crooks which are beautiful looking sticks and perfect for working in the fields, on your peg or going for a country stroll.

All sticks are made from natural products and will show slight imperfections adding to their charm and individuality. Wood and horn can easily be waxed or buffed up to keep a good shine if that’s what you wish or they will take on a lovely patina from just using them. These are all varnished to protect them but I find a little wax or polish will keep them in tip top condition. 

All sticks can be shortened and once sold will be fitted with a brass ferrule before shipping. UK postage and packaging is £20 and Europe £50 – I do not send to USA or Australia

UK postage for up to 3 sticks is just £20 too so please check out my other sticks too. 

Payment by cash, BACS or cheque.

I am based in South Oxfordshire and welcome enquiries by appointment only. I would be able to show you the sticks in our carport so safely outdoors during the Covid pandemic. 

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com please.

A trio of Buffalo horn crooks
Buffalo Crook A – £185

Buffalo Crook A is a beautiful crook, feels great in the hand and perfect for a day in the countryside. Measuring 53″ in length, feels great in the hand with its mottled hazel shank. A perfect companion for your country stroll £185 SOLD ED

Buffalo Crook B – £185

Buffalo Crook B is a lovely crook, slightly smaller and lighter than crook A and measuring 52″ in length. Perfect for a smaller gent, a lady or child. Can be shortened in length before fitting a ferrule. A really cracker and perfect for someone to unwrap on Christmas day! £185 SOLD SW

Buffalo Crook C – £200 SOLD BJ

Buffalo Crook C is a lovely looking crook, slightly shorter in the horn but with an attractive triple spacer in Ox horn and buffalo. All beautifully presented on an attractive shank and measuring 53″ in length. These sticks will all last many years if looked after and offer years of pleasure. £200 SOLD

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com please

Antler Thumb Sticks For Sale

I have four lovely antler thumb sticks available in time for Christmas and one lovely buffalo lyre thumb sticks. These are the only antler/horn thumb sticks I will have before Christmas and once they are gone they are gone.

Of all the sticks I sell these are probably the most popular as everyone seems to love a bit of red deer antler and it does look wonderful mounted onto a nice shank.

Red deer shed their antlers annually and I have a supplier who collects it from a couple of estates in the Highlands of Scotland.

All sticks are made from natural products and will show slight imperfections adding to their charm and individuality.

All sticks can be shortened and once sold will be fitted with a brass ferrule before shipping. UK postage and packaging is £20 and Europe £50 – I do not send to USA or Australia

Payment by cash, BACS or cheque.

I am based in South Oxfordshire and welcome enquiries by appointment only. I would be able to show you the sticks in our carport so safely outdoors!

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Antler Thumb Stick A

Antler thumb stick A is a lovely piece of antler on a silvery hazel shank measuring approx 51″ to the v and capped in Ox horn. Nice and dark on one side and whiter on the reverse, its a nice looking stick looking for a country ramble. Feels better in the right hand than the left – £65 SOLD JK

Antler Thumb Stick B

Antler thumb stick B is a very attractive stick feeling better in the left hand than the right but fairly ambidextrous. Capped on one side with Ox horn and mounted on an attractive hazel shank. Measuring approx 53″ to the v and like all of my sticks can be shortened before I fit a ferrule – £60 SOLD JK

Antler Thumb Stick C

Antler thumb stick C is a real corker looking for its forever home in the countryside. Lovely bit of red deer antler capped in buffalo horn and a beautiful darker chocolatey hazel shank. It feels slightly better in the left hand than the right but fairly ambidextrous again. Measuring approx 52.5″ to the v its the perfect Christmas gift for your loved one or yourself! £70 SOLD MP

Antler Thumb Stick D

Antler thumb stick D is a simpler stick, not capped but rounded off and varnished to seal it. A nice looking thumb stick meaning approx 54″ to the v on a lovely hazel shank. Feels great in the right hand and ok in the left. A nice stick ready for the country walk over the fields to the pub with the dog – £55 SOLD MD

Finally the odd one in the bunch is a very nice looking black buffalo thumb stick.

Buffalo Thumb Stick E

A classic stick that tends to sell fairly soon after posting them on here or my Facebook page. This shape is called a Lyre handle and made from black buffalo horn. Its a wonderful material that is easy to polish and was well with age. A very popular stick to see in the field whilst on peg or perfect for the daily dog walk. Approx 52″ to the u on the handle on a silvery hazel shank. £70 SOLD LL

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Lovely pair of Rams horn market sticks now available

On the run up to Christmas Each week I will be listing a few sticks I have for sale. There has been a limited selection of rams horn available this year so my stock levels are low.

Here we have a pair of welsh mountain rams horn market sticks, perfect for a walk, a days shooting, or for working on the farm. I love a market stick personally as they are great to lean on whilst out with friends and you stop for a drink. One of my personal favourite sticks is a market stick and it probably comes out with me more than any other.

As always these are handmade using traditional techniques. The handles do have extra strength nowadays compared to the older method with a piece of threaded steel bar rather than a wooden dowel or peg making the joint difficult to break.

Due to the nature of natural products there will be blemishes etc in the horn or wood but add to the rustic character of my sticks.

Market Stick A is the larger and heavier of the two (pictured right above) and feels great in the hand. Measuring approx 52″ in length on a lovely silvery hazel shank and a perfect country companion. £150 SOLD AM

Market Stick A

Next up is Market Stick B, a thinner handle but still measuring approx 52″ in length on a lovely more brown hazel shank. £115 SOLD SW

Both sticks would be lovely sold as a pair to a couple and I will do the pair for £250 pre Christmas!

UK P&P is £20 for up to three sticks!

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Thank you

3 Black Buffalo Horned Beauties…

I have three beautiful black buffalo horn crook on hazel shanks looking for a good home. All three are slightly smaller and lighter than most of the rams horn crooks I sell. They look very smart and are great for anyone who prefers black over cream, they look the part in the field, on your peg or on the farmyard or great just to pick up and take to the local countryside with the dog too.

All crooks can be shortened and once sold will be fitted with a brass ferrule before shipping. UK postage and packaging is £20 and Europe £50 – I do not send crooks to USA or Australia

Payment by cash, BACS or cheque.

I am based in South Oxfordshire and welcome enquiries by appointment only.

All emails to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

 

Buffalo A

Buffalo Horn Crook A – Just under 52″ and feels great in the hand, well balance and lightweight – perfect for that Autumn walk! – £175 SOLD GVE

Buffalo B

Buffalo Horn Crook B – Just over 52″ it looks stunning with the contrast of the silvery shank and the black horn. I real eye catcher and ready to hang the jacket on – £175 SOLD OG

Buffalo C

Buffalo Horn Crook C – The shortest of the bunch but perfectly formed at approx 49″. It has a bone spacer which adds a nice bit on contrast between shank and handle. A really nice little stick and the perfect county companion. £175 SOLD JCM

 

 

Horn Crooks Now Available For Christmas! (December 2018)

It’s that time of the year again folks when I get an influx of enquiries for stick and crooks for Christmas. Well, I’m pleased to say I have a great selection of crooks in rams horn and one in buffalo horn.  As before each crooks has it’s own description beneath it and together with the length and the price.  All sticks can be shortened if needed and will come with a brass ferrule fitted. These are natural products so will have natural imperfections. All crooks are extremely strong and the horn ones are suitable to work with.

All UK postage is £20 for up to 3 sticks or you are welcome to collect from South Oxfordshire.

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Thank you!

AAA Buffalo Horn Crook F

CROOK DECEMBER F – A stunning handmade buffalo horn crook with pretty hazel shank measuring approximately 52″ in length. Slightly smaller handle than usual so would suit a smaller person or lady. Be the talk of the shooting party this boxing day with this beauty of a crook. £200 RESERVED GP

AAA Rams Horn Crook A

CROOK DECEMBER A -Smooth, creamy and classic in every way. A very attractive heavier crook with a lovely brown shank. This would suit a full tweed outfit for a day in the field or at the local sheep auction. At approx 52″ in length its a real cracker! £200 SOLD TOM

AAA Rams Horn Crook B

CROOK DECEMBER B – A very handsome shepherds crook with lovely cream handle and some blushing from where the ram has been in combat. This handle is presented on a lovely mottled shank. At approx 52.5″ in length this will make someone very happy this Christmas, possibly not Santa if he needs to get it down the chimney! £200 RESERVED GP

AAA Rams Horn Crook C

CROOK DECEMBER C -A fabulous shepherds crook with a golden horn handle on hazel shank, measuring approximately 52.5″ in length. A very attractive crook ready for the lambing season! £175 SOLD CS

AAA Rams Horn Crook D

CROOK DECEMBER D – A slightly smaller crook with a nice bit of horn and a very attractive shank. Measuring approximately 51.5″ in length this would suit a smaller person. £175 RESERVED GP

AAA Rams Horn Crook E

CROOK DECEMBER E – An interesting looking shepherds crook with lovely dark mark on one side of the handle. Measuring approximately 52.5″ in length and very comfortable in the hand. Perfect for a day out in the countryside! £175 SOLD MM

New Crooks in stock ready for Christmas!!!

It’s that time of the year again when I have a few crooks and other sticks to sell. These sticks are hand made using the finest Welsh mountain ram horn and quality seasoned hazel shanks. These are some of the best I have seen in terms of the quality of the horn and the lovely mottled shanks that feature on so many of them.

As with any natural product some may show natural imperfections in the horn or wood but just add to the unique charm of these beautiful crooks. The red areas present in the horn on some of the crooks is called blushing and a sign of a ram that enjoyed a good fight!

All crooks can be shortened and once sold will be fitted with a brass ferrule before shipping. UK postage and packaging is £20 and Europe £50  – I do not send crooks to USA or Australia

Payment by BACS or a 3% charge can be added for Paypal transactions.

I am based in South Oxfordshire and welcome enquiries by appointment only.

All emails to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

SEPT 2018 UPDATE  – PLEASE NOTE I HAVE A FEW CROOKS IN STOCK AND NOT LISTED HERE. PLEASE EMAIL FOR MORE DETAILS!

 

 

 

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook A – A darker and more unusual shade of rams horn on a very attractive mottled hazel shank. A real gem of a crook and head turner for the countryman or lady. Measuring approx 52.5″ in length it’s one of the heavier ones and feels great in the hand. £250 SOLD GLM

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook B – A real eye opener of a crook with unusual mottling on the shank and plenty of blushing on the handle with a double ox horn spacer this ones nearly a keeper. Measuring approx 52.5″ in length this is a heavy weight crook suitable for a shepherd or smallholder with large hands. A real beauty ready for work. £275 SOLD

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook C – A medium weight crook that feels lovely in the hand, measuring approx 52″ in length this rams horn crook handle on chocolate coloured hazel shank with signs of blushing on the horn is a classic crook ready for that countryman or lady, for the farm, at the peg or for a country walk. £175 SOLD OB

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook D – Another show stopper, this unusual mottled shank with triple spacer and a lovely piece of rams horn is certain to put a smile on somebody’s face. Ideal for the country rambler, small holder, shooting man or lady or a farmer. A wonderful companion for the countryside at approx 51.5″ in length. A lovely crook. £250 SOLD CFV

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook E – This wonderful crook is chunky, strong, heavier than average, a real working crook ready for a great countryside adventure. Ideal for a working farmer, shepherd or a larger person. At approx 51.5″ high it’s got a lot going for it, attractive and useful! £250 SOLD NIGEL

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook F – Smooth, creamy and classic in every way. A very attractive crook with lovely silvery shank, double ox horn spacer and a super creamy horn handle. This would suit a full tweed outfit for a day in the field. At 51.5″ in length your friends will hope you leave it in their car! £250 SOLD

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook G – Looking for a lightweight crook for days out in the countryside? Here we have a simple yet classic and very elegant crook. A lovely rams horn handle on hazel shank which feels great in the hand of a small/ medium build man or lady. Lovely weight at approx 52.5″ in length this is sure to put a smile on someones face this Christmas. £200 SOLD EJL

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook H – I love this shank, its just wonderful as it catches the light. The rams horn handle has plenty of character with darker areas and blushing. A great crook for the shepherd, small holder or judge at a sheep dog trails. A truly great example of a rams horn crook. At approx 52.5″ in length this is a great country companion. £225 SOLD BARRY

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook I – As I pick these up to write a desription I can see merits in each and every crook. They really are such lovely things to hold and use. I’ve had a crook for several years and still love to pick it up out of the stick rack in the hall and take it out on walks. They age beautifully and looked after well will last a lifetime. I digress …. This wonderful crook has a darker hazel shank, more chocolate than some of the others which gives lovely contrast to the cream rams horn handle. A wider nose to the handle than standard but a real looker, ready to tend those sheep or hang the cartridge bag over. Very nice at approx 52″ in length. it’s a beauty! £225 SOLD LYNN

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook J – Another stunning piece of rams horn, interestingly a split character, on one side of the horn there is barely a mark and on the other side are the scars (blushing) from the fights this ram has got himself involved in. Possibly for that special someone in your life! At approx 51″ in length this crook would suit a medium build person looking for that faithful friend for around the farm, country walks or at the peg. £200 SOLD DN

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook K – One of the smaller crooks of this bunch, ideal for a smaller person looking for a working crook. Perfect for leaning on, closing gates, fruit picking, country walk etc. Smaller but perfectly formed and 52″ in length. £175  SOLD TW

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook L – A darker combination than some of the others, possibly the marmite of the bunch, you will either love it or hate it! This shank is chestnut rather than hazel so will be a little springier. Plenty of character, nice colours going on in the horn with a tale to tell. Would look great in any stick collection by the front door, at elevenses on the shoot or in the back of the landrover. At approx 51.5″ it is going to be a talking point. £200 SOLD NM

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook M – A lighter weight crook with plenty of character, some nice blushing in the horn on a nice mid brown brown shank. At approx 52″ in length this is going to make a nice crook for a small to medium build person. Perfect for a country walk to the pub and back across the fields! £175 SOLD

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook N – A classic rams horn crook, no frills, just a good dependable crook. Feels lovely in the hand . Nice mid brown handle shank and smooth cream rams horn. At approx 52″ in length this crook is a very capable country companion. £175 SOLD EDWARD

 

Buffalo Horn Nov Crook O – Cream not your thing? then why not treat yourself to a buffalo horn crook. This one has a double ox horn spacer on hazel shank. A wonderful crook measuring approx 52″ in length and ready for many years in the field. £175 SOLD

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook P – The last of the bunch and possibly the last available crook this year. A very nice buffalo horn crook with single ox horn spacer on hazel shank. A beautiful bit of buffalo horn, polished up and ready to get mucky in the field. Measuring 52″ in length this is the heavier of the two. £175 SOLD MM

 

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail. com

Thank you!

New crooks ready for the spring time!

After selling out at Christmas I am pleased to say I have new crooks available. Just six horn crooks for now, 4 rams horn crooks and 2 buffalo crooks.

As always each crooks has its own brief description beneath it. All crooks can be shortened if needed and will come with a brass ferrule fitted to the bottom of the shank.  These are made from natural products so will have natural imperfections. All crooks are extremely strong and the horn ones are suitable to work with or just for an enjoyable Sunday walk in the hills.

UK postage £20.

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Thank you for looking,

Mark

 

crook-feb-a

A lovely chunky rams horn crook with cream Welsh mountain sheep horn on a hazel shank. A bit heavier than most measuring approx 52″ in length and suitable for a working shepherd. A beautiful tool for use in the field. £200 SOLD GL

crook-feb-b

An attractive looking rams horn crook with hazel shank with lots of character. If you like blushing in the horn (from where the rams been fighting!) then this is the crook for you. A nice crook for the working small holder measuring approx 51.5″ in length. £175 SOLD RS

crook-feb-c

A sturdy crook measuring approx 52″ in length. A nice attractive dark cream horn and attractive hazel shank. A great stick for the working gentleman for the farm, at the peg or a gentle stroll. £180 SOLD JC

crook-feb-d

There were some angry rams in the welsh fields last year as here is another with plenty of blushing. Another very nice crook measuring approx 52″ in length with hazel shank. Lots of character and a true country companion. £175 RESERVED RB

crook-feb-e

Prefer black to cream? Why not treat yourself or a loved one to a buffalo horn crook. This wonderful crook measuring 51″ in length is the perfect country companion for the farmer, the shooting man or lady or the country walker. £175 SOLD VC

crook-feb-f

Looking for something really different? These hard to find spalted shanks really do look attractive. Sadly I’m seeing less and less spalted shanks out there so get one while you can. A black buffalo horn on spalted hazel shank with cow horn spacer. Measuring approx 52″ in length and a real show stopper! £200 SOLD AL