Last of the Christmas stock – 4 crooks just finished and ready to leave the workshop!

Due to popular demand I have 4 more crooks available for Christmas delivery!

All crooks can be shortened and will come fitted with a brass ferrule. These crooks make perfect gifts for the country lover, hill walkers, at the peg in the field or for use around the farm. These crooks are extremely well made, strong and feel great in the hand. Much admired and a delight to own!

Here are the last 4 for 2016!

 

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Crook DEC V – A fine looking stick and a real eye catcher!! This one got two compliments from passers by whilst I was photographing it! Rams horn handle on hazel shank with twin buffalo spacer and ox horn spacer. Approx 52″ in length. A real talking point – £200 SOLD DS

 

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Crook DEC W – Another stunner! This handle is just lovely in the hand, nice and large with a medium weight shank. This shank has quite a taper compared to most giving it a little less weight. Tactile, beautiful with plenty of character – This would make a fabulous Christmas present for the gentleman in your life! Approx 53″ in length. Rams horn on hazel with twin ox spacer -£200 SOLD JT

 

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Crook DEC X – Lovely creamy Rams horn handle on hazel shank, a great looking stick for the purist. Simple, elegant and useful! Great in the field, at the peg, or leaning on at the market. A true countryside companion for a man or lady. Approx 51″ in length. A real talking point –  SOLD EJC

 

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The crook some of my followers have been waiting for! A Jacobs rams horn crook on attractive hazel shank with ox horn spacer. A smaller crook measuring 50″ in height with a smaller handle. Will suit a lady or a smaller gent. I’m 5″ 9 and prefer something larger personally but this just feels so lovely in the hand. Top off that country look with a beautiful stick this Christmas! Due to its rarity Jacobs crooks are fetching higher prices – Grab your loved one a gorgeous crook for £225. RESERVED AH

 

As with all natural products these crooks will have natural imperfections making them unique and giving them character.

All enquiries please to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

All UK postage and packaging £20 for 24 hour delivery. Last delivery 21st December!

 

Wishing all of my customers, past and present a wonderful Christmas!

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Last of the wooden crooks before Christmas!

Looking for a lovely shepherds crook for walking and country pursuits to give to your loved one this Christmas, I have some fabulous wooden crooks here for sale. Sorry they are not photographed so elegantly as normal but the images in the gallery will give you a good idea. All crooks are photographed on both sides as usual and are approx 51″-53″ in length. All crooks can be cut to length and a ferrule fitted before posting. I would not use these to wrestle livestock with for fear of damaging the handle.

All crooks are referenced with a letter A -J in the filename. Please click on the images in the gallery and the file name will appear in the bottom left of the screen. UK postage is £15 for up to 3 crooks. Europe £45 and USA £60. All prices in GBP

Here is a description of each of the crooks and price. Thank you​

Crook A – London Plane £75

Crook B – Holly  SOLD SS

Crook C – Lace wood £75

Crook D – Burr Sweet Chestnut – SOLD TC

Crook E – Burr Oak – SOLD MT

Crook F – Yew – £75

Crook G – Lace wood SOLD JL

Crook H – Sycamore SOLD PGB

Crook J – Burr Elm – £85

 

 

Shepherds Crooks For Sale January 2014

With lambing season on its way it is time to post a few more shepherds crooks. I only have 5 at present so be quick and reserve your stick now.

Rams Horn Crook E

Crook E – an attractive and unusually shaped crook with a small dip toward the back of the head. This is a lovely stick with the dip being most comfortable to rest the thumb! Measuring approx 52″ in length it is a lovely lightweight stick with pretty hazel shank. SOLD

Rams Horn Crook D

Crook D – a good and strong traditionally shaped crook ready for this seasons lambing or sheep dog trails! Measuring approx 52.5″ in length it is a lovely lightweight stick with hazel shank. £135.00

Rams Horn Crook C

Crook C – A sturdy traditionally made shepherds crook on a medium weight hazel shank. Measuring approx 51.5″ in length it is a lovely mid weight stick with pretty hazel shank. £135.00

Rams Horn Crook B

Crook B – One for the purist. This stick has lovely contrast between the cream horn and the chocolate coloured hazel. You cannot eat it but it’s a stunner! Measuring approx 51.5″ in length it is a fabulous mid-heavy weight stick with a solid shank. SOLD

Rams Horn Crook A1

Crook A – A rare opportunity to treat yourself to a beautiful Jacobs rams horn crook with horn spacer on hazel shank. The lovely rich black horn has a few cream streaks in it making it all the more unusual. Measuring approx 51.5″ in length it is very nice mid weight crook with pretty hazel shank sure to turn heads. SOLD

All sticks can be shortened and a brass ferrule can be fitted. UK postage and packaging is just £15. Please email me if you wish to purchase one lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Thank you,

Mark

More Rams Horn Crooks Available!

I have some lovely rams horn crooks and market sticks now available. Having had 4 requests in the past week I though I should photograph some and get them on my website.

I get very limited numbers of these rams horn sticks and once they are gone they are gone.

All nose out crooks are £150 unless marked accordingly. Market sticks are all £100 each Postage to the UK is £20 for up to three sticks. Overseas postage is £40 to Europe.

All sticks are approx. 51″-53″ in height and all have hazel shanks. These are great quality and perfect for walking in the countryside, the forthcoming shooting season and looking after your flock!

Please note the red or pinkish areas is called blushing and a natural part of the crook material. It is from where the ram has been fighting!!

Crook B

Crook B – Lovely heavy weight crook with varnished hazel shank at approx 52″ in height. £150 SOLD

Crook C

Crook C – Sturdy crook with varnished hazel shank at approx 52″ in height. £150 SOLD

Crook D

Crook D – Lovely heavy weight crook with natural hazel shank at approx 52″ in height – can be oiled on request. £150

Crook G

Crook G – Lovely heavy weight crook with natural hazel shank at approx 51″ in height – can be oiled on request £150 – SOLD

Crook H

Crook H – Lovely mid-weight crook with varnished hazel shank at approx 51″ in height. with buffalo horn spacer. £150 SOLD

Market Stick F

Market Stick F – Lovely mid-weight market stick with varnished hazel shank at approx 52″ in height. £100

Market Stick I

Market Stick I – Beautiful heavy weight crook with varnished hazel shank at approx 52″ in height. £100

Smaller Crook A

Crook A – Smallest of the bunch, this ladies lighter weight crook with varnished hazel shank at approx 51″ in height and has an acorn carved into the nose. £140 – SOLD

Smaller Crook E

Crook E – Lovely heavy weight crook with natural hazel shank at approx 52″ in height – can be oiled on request. £150  – SOLD

Thistle Crook J

Crook J – Lovely heavy weight crook with varnished hazel shank at approx 52″ in height. This one is the fanciest of the bunch with a Thistle carved into the nose. £175 SOLD

All sticks can be shortened and will be supplied with a brass ferrule fitted at no extra charge. If you would like to purchase one please email me  at lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Thank you,

Mark

Latest Sticks For Sale This Christmas!

Here are my latest sticks I have for sale this Christmas. I will be adding detailed descriptions to them later this week but in the meantime here are some pictures to whet your appetite!

I will not be able to make any more now before Christmas due to volume of commissions  so once they are gone they are gone….

Postage is £15 for 48 Hours Parcel Force to UK. Will post to Europe and rest of world at cost – please get in touch.

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Basic Stick Making Workshops in Oxfordshire

I will be running a series of stick making workshops in  South Oxfordshire, near Watlington in the summer months. The course will be a day long from about 10 – 5 and in that time you will be able to make your own walking stick either with a wooden top or antler top.

The course will be £100 to include lunch and your materials. Your stick should be finished by the end of the day or almost finished and you will be able to take it home with you.

Maximum of 2 delegates per course.

Please email me at lordscountrysticks@gmail.com and we can look at suitable dates.

The raw material - red deer antler

 

Walnut handle and hazel shank to become a crook

 

3 finished antler sticks

 

2 nice crooks ready for market

These are just a few choices of what you could make on the course. It’s basic stick making ( thats all I can currently teach you!) but you will walk away with a nice stick, that’s for sure!

Please get in touch if interested.