Commissions and Testimonies

Due to a busy photographic career I am no longer undertaking commissions for sticks. I only sell the sticks I make in my spare time.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Mark

 

 

 

I am always happy to undertake commissions for sticks with an approx 3 week turnaround depending on the nature of the stick. If you are looking for that special gift for someone then why not treat them to a handmade walking stick. Prices start from just £50. Please email for more details  lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Recent commission undertaken for a travelling sportsman

Christmas 2011 was very busy for me with many commissions, so many I never had time to photograph them all. However here are a few I did photograph and some happy comments from my customers.

Antler Wading Staff

I had an email from a lady looking for an antler wading staff for her husband. She wanted it to be a really special gift for him and ask for me to fit it with a silver disc with his initials on and also a 924 silver collar. I got the relevant materials from my suppliers and set about making the stick. I used a nice strong hazel shank to give him maximum support in the water and fitted a good sheet of lead to the base to give weight to the staff and to prevent it from floating away in the water. The stick was also longer than a normal thumb stick to aid assistance in deep water. The bottom of the stick was fitted with a rubber ferrule to prevent frightening the fish as a brass ferrule would make too much noise underwater. Finally the bottom was wrapped in plastic shrink-wrap to keep it all looking good and waterproofing the base.

The antler top was capped with buffalo horn as requested by my customer making this a really special gift for her man. Finally it had several coats of linseed oil to the shank and wax to the antler giving the stick a waterproofing. This can be redone once a season to keep the stick in tip-top condition.

Here are a few images of the stick

Details of the wading staff


…and my happy customers comment to me after Christmas

Just a quick mail to let you know hubby was thrilled to bits with his stick.
Thank you so much.
 
Kind regards
 
Jo
A collector of sticks also got in touch with me and bought a couple of crooks for his collection. Both walnut nose out crooks on hazel shanks, one fitted with a white bone spacer and the other with a black buffalo collar. I was rather pleased with these sticks and delighted they will be cherished my someone who appreciated the time and work that went into making them.

Hi Mark,
Crooks arrived Wednesday, beautiful quality and as  a collector I will buy more from you so keep me up to date with what you have available.
Many Thanks

Rob

Mark,

Thanks again for the stick it is working very well!

Sam

Good Morning Mark

Just a quick note to let you know I received the stick on Friday. I’m delighted with it, thank you very much!

I’ll be sure to keep your details. Don’t worry I’ll not wait until a break/lose/ wear out this stick before get my next one. 

Thanks again. 

Robert

 Hello Mark,

The stick worked and looked a treat. I shall be in touch when I require another.

Many Thanks

Trevor

Fab stick, my husband loves it. Thank you so much.

Katie

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