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 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 please

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

Thank you for looking,




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


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


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


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


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


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

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

Thank you,