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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
…and my happy customers comment to me after Christmas
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.
Thanks again for the stick it is working very well!
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.
The stick worked and looked a treat. I shall be in touch when I require another.
Fab stick, my husband loves it. Thank you so much.