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 lordscountrysticks@gmail.com 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 £165

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! £165

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 lordscountrysticks@gmail.com please

Antler Thumb Sticks For Sale

I have four lovely antler thumb sticks available in time for Christmas and one lovely buffalo lyre thumb sticks. These are the only antler/horn thumb sticks I will have before Christmas and once they are gone they are gone.

Of all the sticks I sell these are probably the most popular as everyone seems to love a bit of red deer antler and it does look wonderful mounted onto a nice shank.

Red deer shed their antlers annually and I have a supplier who collects it from a couple of estates in the Highlands of Scotland.

All sticks are made from natural products and will show slight imperfections adding to their charm and individuality.

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

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!

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Antler Thumb Stick A

Antler thumb stick A is a lovely piece of antler on a silvery hazel shank measuring approx 51″ to the v and capped in Ox horn. Nice and dark on one side and whiter on the reverse, its a nice looking stick looking for a country ramble. Feels better in the right hand than the left – £65 SOLD JK

Antler Thumb Stick B

Antler thumb stick B is a very attractive stick feeling better in the left hand than the right but fairly ambidextrous. Capped on one side with Ox horn and mounted on an attractive hazel shank. Measuring approx 53″ to the v and like all of my sticks can be shortened before I fit a ferrule – £60 SOLD JK

Antler Thumb Stick C

Antler thumb stick C is a real corker looking for its forever home in the countryside. Lovely bit of red deer antler capped in buffalo horn and a beautiful darker chocolatey hazel shank. It feels slightly better in the left hand than the right but fairly ambidextrous again. Measuring approx 52.5″ to the v its the perfect Christmas gift for your loved one or yourself! £70 SOLD MP

Antler Thumb Stick D

Antler thumb stick D is a simpler stick, not capped but rounded off and varnished to seal it. A nice looking thumb stick meaning approx 54″ to the v on a lovely hazel shank. Feels great in the right hand and ok in the left. A nice stick ready for the country walk over the fields to the pub with the dog – £55 SOLD MD

Finally the odd one in the bunch is a very nice looking black buffalo thumb stick.

Buffalo Thumb Stick E

A classic stick that tends to sell fairly soon after posting them on here or my Facebook page. This shape is called a Lyre handle and made from black buffalo horn. Its a wonderful material that is easy to polish and was well with age. A very popular stick to see in the field whilst on peg or perfect for the daily dog walk. Approx 52″ to the u on the handle on a silvery hazel shank. £70 SOLD LL

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Buffalo Crooks Now Back In Stock!

I am delighted to have three more buffalo crooks on hazel shanks now available. Very stylish looking crooks ready for a day in the field or a gentle country walk to the local pub.

All crook are made from natural products and will show slight imperfections adding to their charm and individuality. These really are very strong crooks which just get better with age.

All crooks 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

All three of these crooks were made for the summer stick making contests but due to Covid were never shown.

Payment by cash, BACS or cheque.

I am based in South Oxfordshire and welcome enquiries by appointment only.

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Buffalo Crook Summer A – A very attractive buffalo horn crook on stunning hazel shank measuring 52″ in length its ready for a day on the peg and will the talk of the field.
£200
Buffalo Crook Summer B – The chunkiest of the trio this fine crook is ready to work for you. Measuring approx 50.5″ in length on a fine hazel shank. Feels great in the hand and will last a lifetime. £200 SOLD SR

Buffalo Crook Summer C – This lovely buffalo horn shepherds crook is ready to round up the sheep, buffalos or just the family! Measuring approximately 51″ in length it’s a fine crook waiting for a new home. £200 SOLD BN

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

3 Black Buffalo Horned Beauties…

I have three beautiful black buffalo horn crook on hazel shanks looking for a good home. All three are slightly smaller and lighter than most of the rams horn crooks I sell. They look very smart and are great for anyone who prefers black over cream, they look the part in the field, on your peg or on the farmyard or great just to pick up and take to the local countryside with the dog too.

All crooks 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 crooks to USA or Australia

Payment by cash, BACS or cheque.

I am based in South Oxfordshire and welcome enquiries by appointment only.

All emails to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

 

Buffalo A

Buffalo Horn Crook A – Just under 52″ and feels great in the hand, well balance and lightweight – perfect for that Autumn walk! – £175 SOLD GVE

Buffalo B

Buffalo Horn Crook B – Just over 52″ it looks stunning with the contrast of the silvery shank and the black horn. I real eye catcher and ready to hang the jacket on – £175 SOLD OG

Buffalo C

Buffalo Horn Crook C – The shortest of the bunch but perfectly formed at approx 49″. It has a bone spacer which adds a nice bit on contrast between shank and handle. A really nice little stick and the perfect county companion. £175 SOLD JCM

 

 

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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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

Shepherds Crooks For Sale – Christmas stock 2016 has arrived!!!

It’s that time of the year again 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, buffalo horn and lovely burr wood here for sale. As always each crooks has its own description beneath it. 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. Personally I feel the wooden ones are too weak for catching sheep with and more suitable for leisurely countryside pursuits.

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!

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Crook Nov C – A fine shepherds crook with lovely colour to the horn and interesting hazel shank measuring approx 52″ in length. The red marks is called blushing from where the ram has been fighting. Feels great in the hand and ideal for a quiet walk in the countryside! £175 SOLD CF

 

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Crook Nov D – A smaller shepherds crook on hazel shank measuring approx 52″ in length with buffalo horn spacer. Perfect for a lady or child with a small flock of sheep. £125 SOLD Martha

 

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Crook Nov E – A lightweight shepherds crook with hazel shank measuring approx 51″ in length. Nicely balanced and perfect for country pursuits and would even look great by the front door! £150 SOLD JW

 

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Crook Nov B – A beautiful shepherds crook with lovely colour to the horn and hazel shank with double horn spacer measuring approx 52″ in length. Great shape and feels nice in the hand – would make a great Christmas present for the country lover £165 SOLD RP

 

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Crook Nov G – A nice stocky shepherds crook with thick hazel shank measuring approx 52″ in length. A good working crook with its own charm. Suit smaller man, lady or child. £105 SOLD DT

 

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Crook Nov H – One of the best looking shepherds crooks I’ve ever seen! Beautiful colouring horn on a stunning spalted hazel shank measuring approx 52″ in length. Be quick as this one will sell fast and make a great Christmas present! £185 SOLD SE

 

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Crook Nov J – Good looking shepherds crook with hazel shank measuring approx 51″ in length. Nicely balanced and a great present for the country lover! £165 SOLD SG

 

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Crook Nov K – A fine shepherds crook with hazel shank measuring approx 51″ in length. Lovely markings in the bark and horn making this a great talking point. £165 SOLD DF

 

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Crook Nov L – A mighty fine shepherds crook in buffalo horn with cow horn spacer on a pretty hazel shank measuring approx 51″ in length. A beautiful looking crook ideal for country pursuits. £175 SOLD PL

 

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Crook Nov M – A well balanced shepherds crook in buffalo horn with cow horn spacer on chestnut shank measuring approx 52.5″ in length. Feels great in the hand and will look even better in the field! £175 SOLD MVS

 

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Crook Nov N – A nice looking shepherds crook with hazel shank measuring approx 51″ in length. A great stick for the smaller chap, lady or youngster with a small holding! £150 SOLD MVS

 

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Crook Nov O – Another great looking shepherds crook with buffalo spacer on attractive hazel shank measuring approx 52″ in length. A real beauty which would make a great present this season £175 SOLD Olivia

 

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Crook Nov P – A mighty fine shepherds crook with chestnut shank measuring approx 52″ in length. One of the best I’ve seen, I nearly kept it for myself! A really stunning looking crook and ideal for a man as it’s one of the larger ones – £225  – you will notice I was so excited by this one I photographed the same side twice!! Almost the same on the reverse with less markings. SOLD EB

 

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Crook Nov Q – Wooden crooks don’t get a lot better than these next 3. Here we have a lovely burr elm crook on hazel shank measuring approx 52″ in length. Whilst shaped like a shepherds crook I personally think these are too good for use around the farm. Perfect for going for a walk, and leaning on chatting to your friends or admiring the view! SOLD EVR

 

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Crook Nov R – Wooden crooks don’t get a lot better than these. Here we have a lovely burr oak crook on hazel shank measuring approx 52″ in length. Whilst shaped like a shepherds crook I personally think these are too good for use around the farm. Perfect for going for a walk, and leaning on chatting to your friends or admiring the view! £110 SOLD RY

 

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Crook Nov S – Wooden crooks don’t get a lot better than these. Here we have a lovely burr oak crook on hazel shank measuring approx 51″ in length. Whilst shaped like a shepherds crook I personally think these are too good for use around the farm. Perfect for going for a walk, and leaning on chatting to your friends or admiring the view! £110 SOLD MVS

 

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Crook Nov A – A fine shepherds crook with lovely colour to the horn with hazel shank measuring approx 52″ in length. One of the larger ones and feels great in the hand. Ideal for a gentleman out in the field! £200 SOLD DS

 

All enquires to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com  – Thank you!

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