Red deer antler thumb sticks now available! Everyone seems to love an antler thumb stick!

I have a lovely selection of antler thumb sticks available this year – antler thumb sticks are very popular as they are hard wearing, forgiving, nice and tactile to hold and look pretty attractive too!  The antler comes from the red deer when the deers shed their antlers at the end of the winter in the Highlands of Scotland.

All sticks can be shortened at no extra cost before fitting a brass ferrule.

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

 

The top 3 (A, B and C) are available linseed oiled and the bottom 3 (D, E and F) are varnished with 3 coats of yacht varnish. I will be applying more oil to these top three so will be a bit shinier if you order one.

Antler Thumb Stick A – A lightweight stick measuring approximately 53″ to the V capped with buffalo horn on one side with ox horn spacer on silver hazel shank – £55

Antler Thumb Stick B – A lovely looking antler thumb stick measuring approximately 53.5″ to the V capped with ox horn with a buffalo horn spacer on chocolate hazel shank – a real beauty – £65 SOLD JW

Antler Thumb Stick C – Similar to the above but slightly shorter at 51″ in length, capped in buffalo horn with a buffalo horn spacer – £65

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Antler Thumb Stick D – A lightweight stick measuring approximately 53″ in length. Perfect for a stroll in the countryside – £55

Antler Thumb Stick E – A beautiful looking stick measuring approximately 52.5″ in length. Capped with a piece of buffalo horn on one side and stunning hazel shank this will make a great gift this Christmas  – £75

Antler Thumb Stick F – The wonky one of the bunch but nevertheless very charming, it would be a dull world if we were all perfect. Capped with ox horn and buffalo spacer. Nice and lightweight and ready to help walk off the Christmas dinner! £55 SOLD

 

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Some lovely wooden thumb sticks perfect for walking the dog…

I have 5 wonderful wooden topped thumb sticks here looking for a home this Christmas. They are perfect for the countryman or woman, keen walker or just to take to the pub. All handmade with native woods using traditional methods. A lovely gift for your loved one this Christmas. Most will have natural imperfections in the wood and some cut /sanding marks adding character to the pieces.   All UK P&P is £20 for up to 3 sticks.

All enquiries to lordscountysticks@gmail.com

Thank you.

 

AAA Thumb Stick K

THUMB STICK DECEMBER K – A beautiful burr elm thumb stick measuring approximately 53″ to the V on a lovely silvery hazel shank. Feels great in the hand for that afternoon stroll across the fields. £75

AAA Thumb Stick L

THUMB STICK DECEMBER L – A stunning looking Lyre style thumb stick with London Plane handle on hazel shank. A real eye catcher, very comfortable and a delight to use. Measuring 49″ in length to the V – £75

AAA Thumb Stick M

THUMB STICK DECEMBER M – A wonderful spalted Beech thumb stick measuring approximately 53″ to the V with hazel shank. A stunning looking piece of wood and feels great in the hand. Perfect for a walk to the pub and back! £75 SOLD AL

AAA Thumb Stick N

THUMB STICK DECEMBER N – A lighter version of the above, a burr elm thumb stick measuring approximately 53.5″ to the V on a lovely chocolate brown hazel shank. The perfect companion to the one above. Would be nice to sell as a pair as the handles came from the same piece of wood. £65 SOLD AL

AAA Thumb Stick P

THUMB STICK DECEMBER P – A very attractive burr elm thumb stick measuring approximately 53″ to the V on a lovely golden brown hazel shank. Perfect for the countryman or woman in your life. £75

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

Beautiful Handmade Thumb Sticks For Sale

I have a small selection of beautifully crafted thumb sticks in native British woods, two in red deer antler and one in the less native buffalo horn.

All handmade and may contain natural imperfections as expected with wood. These sticks make the perfect companion for a walk in the countryside, hill walking, or taking the dog out.

UK P&P £20 for up to three sticks.

BACS payment is my preferred method of payment but can accept payment via Paypal with a 3% fee.

These are the last of the crooks in rams horn and wood (see previous posts) and thumb sticks for 2017 so to avoid any disappointment please contact me at lordscountrysticks@gmail.com to secure your stick.

I am happy to reserve sticks for 48 hours whilst payment is arranged. Viewings can be arranged by appointment only in South Oxfordshire.

Enjoy the sticks and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

Thank you!

 

 

Antler Thumb Stick A – This interesting antler thumb stick has a lovely curve to the handle making it a pleasure to hold. Made of red deer antler tipped with tipped with Ox horn and buffalo spacer this will make a lovely gift for the countryman or lady. Measuring approx 52″ to thumb rest – £75 SOLD

 

Antler Thumb Stick B – Lovely dark and textured red deer antler thumb stick capped with buffalo horn and with buffalo horn spacer. Measuring approx 51″ to thumb rest this will make a wonderful gift for him or her at the peg – £75 SOLD SC

 

Buffalo Horn Thumb Stick C – A rare opportunity to acquire a buffalo horn thumb stick and quite different to many of the preformed handles available. It has a lovely curve to the handle making it a pleasure to use. It has a bone spacer and lovely chocolate coloured hazel shank. Measuring approx 50″ to thumb rest – £75 SOLD ANGUS

 

Burr Oak Lyre thumb stick F – This interesting thumb stick has a beautiful grain in the burr oak and a silvery mottled hazel shank. An absolute winner! Measuring approx 51.5″ to thumb rest – £75 SOLD DN

 

London Plane thumb stick E – Wonderfully shaped London plane handle on hazel shank. You don’t see many stick as attractive as this in the field! Measuring approx 49″ to thumb rest – £75

 

Spalted Beech thumb stick G – A very attractive thumb stick with a spalted beech handle on an interesting hazel shank with ox horn spacer. Beautiful to hold and would look good with the tweed. Measuring approx 51″ to thumb rest – £75

 

Yew Thumb Stick D – Another stunner, this beautiful yew handle sits on an interesting hazel shank. Perfect for the field, the woods or the hills. Measuring approx 49″ to thumb rest – £75

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

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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!

New Rams Horn Stock September 2015 – this is it before Christmas!

Here we have 12 lovely crooks in Welsh mountain rams horn, buffalo horn and two stunningly fabulous Jacobs rams horn crooks. This is unfortunately all of the stock I can get before Christmas so once they are gone they are gone. All crooks have been expertly made by an experienced stick maker and if looked after will last for several years to come. As with any handmade and natural products they will have blemishes and marks expected from horn and wood. The pinky red areas on the rams horn is called ‘blushing’ from where the ram has been fighting! These are some of the best crooks you will find in the country so treat yourself or a loved one now for that perfect country companion!

All sticks sent to UK addresses will be sent 48 hour Parcel Force for £15. Up to 3 sticks will only be £15 UK P+P.  Payment by BACS to my account or request or by Paypal with a 3% surcharge.

If you would like to purchase one of these fine working sticks then please email me lordscountrysticks@gmail.com Thank you.

Mark

Crook Z

Crook Z – Rams horn crook with a lovely acorn carved into the horn  – smaller handle would suits someone with smaller hands. A very nice stick measuring 51.5″  SOLD

Crook Y

Crook Y – Buffalo horn crook suitable the countryman or hill walker. A stunning example with bone spacer on hazel shank. A stick for life measuring 52″ – £155.00 SOLD

Crook XYZ

Crook XYZ – Rustic and left in an unvarnished state this lovely rams horn crook has a lovely shape, comfortable in the hand and great for keeping by the back door of the small holding or farm. 52.5″ in length.  SOLD

Crook X

Crook X – A beautiful shaped buffalo horn crook with hazel shank measuring 52″ in length. A real head turner and country companion for the country sports enthusiast. Get ready for the season and be the envy of the field with this fine stick. SOLD

Crook W

Crook W – Well ladies and gents they do not get much better than this. Rare Jacobs horn crook with thistle carved into the nose. This beautiful crook with hazel shank measuring 53″ will be your pride and joy – especially if you are Scottish! A real talking point, beautifully crafted using age old techniques you will not be disappointed. It’s so good if it doesn’t sell then it will remain on show in my collection!! £300 to anyone is interested – please message me lordscountrysticks@gmail.com SOLD

Crook V – If thistles are not your thing (see above) then this is second best. Ultra stunning heavy weight Jacobs horn crook on a lovely hazel shank and double horn spacer. Feels great in my large hands and would suit a countryman or sheep farmer. Really impressive markings and measuring 52″ in length. A real showman’s crook. SOLD

Crook U

Crook U – Beautiful shape with loads of character this Welsh mountain rams horn crooks with chocolate coloured hazel shank is lovely in the hand and a really useful crook for the farmer, hill walker or fieldsports lover! 52.5″ in height – SOLD

Crook T

Crook T – Lovely shaped crook on attractive hazel shank measuring 52″ in length. Good character and suitable for a a gent with smaller hands or a lady. This one is slightly smaller then the rest. – SOLD

Crook S

Crook S – Beautifully balanced crook with a lovely upturned nose. Nice weight in the hand and perfect for the shepherd in your life. Buffalo horn spacer between handle and shank and measuring 52.5″ in length. SOLD

Crook R

Crook R – Lovely coloured handle and hazel shank. This stick is well balanced and will be a pleasure to use on the farm or small holding. 52.5″ in length. SOLD

Crook Q

Crook Q – Looking for something interesting? This is a rare opportunity to get a welsh mountain ram horn with interesting black markings. A real beauty with a lovely marked shank and horn spacer. A nice strong stick that will last a lifetime. 53″ in length – SOLD

Crook P

Crook P – Last but by no means least, this fabulous shaped crook with Welsh mountain rams horn, a lovely turned out nose, horn spacer and pretty shank. Perfect for use rounding up the sheep, waiting for the pheasants to fly over you or to lean on and take in your surroundings. A real beauty! 53″ in length – SOLD