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

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Handmade Wooden Crooks For Sale!

I have four very lovely wooden crooks here for sale and the last of the crooks before Christmas. If you are looking for a Rams horn crook please click here RAMS HORN CROOKS FOR SALE

If you are after a wooden crook please read on!

All lovingly handmade from mainly British native wood and ready for the perfect country walk. Whilst the wooden crooks are strong I would not suggest wrestling a sheep with one and would recommend a rams horn crook for such purposes. As with all natural products there will be natural imperfections which do add to the charm.

All crooks will come fitted with a brass ferrule and ready to use. UK P&P is £20 for up to three sticks/crooks so why not treat the family.

Payment by BACS please or a 3% charge can be added if you prefer to pay by Paypal.

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

Any questions please ask. All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

 

Thank you!

Wooden Crook A – A very rare opportunity to purchase the popular Zebrano wooden crook top on a lovely Chestnut shank measuring approx 52″ in length – Perfect to help walk off the Christmas dinner – £100 SOLD CLIFF

 

Wooden Crook B – A lovely Holly top on Hazel shank measuring approx 53″ in length. One of the larger wooden crooks and a perfect gift for Dad or Grandad – £100

 

Wooden Crook D – My personal favourite is this burr Elm crook on Hazel shank measuring approx 52″ in length. Lovely grain as it catches the light and this wonderful wood is becoming harder and harder to find. Grab yourself a piece of British history for only £110 SOLD JW

 

Wooden Crook E – Beautiful contrast of this light Sycamore top on a dark Chestnut shank measuring approx 51″ in length. Perfect for that countryside stroll – £100




 

New Crooks in stock ready for Christmas!!!

It’s that time of the year again when I have a few crooks and other sticks to sell. These sticks are hand made using the finest Welsh mountain ram horn and quality seasoned hazel shanks. These are some of the best I have seen in terms of the quality of the horn and the lovely mottled shanks that feature on so many of them.

As with any natural product some may show natural imperfections in the horn or wood but just add to the unique charm of these beautiful crooks. The red areas present in the horn on some of the crooks is called blushing and a sign of a ram that enjoyed a good fight!

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 BACS or a 3% charge can be added for Paypal transactions.

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

All emails to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

SEPT 2018 UPDATE  – PLEASE NOTE I HAVE A FEW CROOKS IN STOCK AND NOT LISTED HERE. PLEASE EMAIL FOR MORE DETAILS!

 

 

 

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook A – A darker and more unusual shade of rams horn on a very attractive mottled hazel shank. A real gem of a crook and head turner for the countryman or lady. Measuring approx 52.5″ in length it’s one of the heavier ones and feels great in the hand. £250 SOLD GLM

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook B – A real eye opener of a crook with unusual mottling on the shank and plenty of blushing on the handle with a double ox horn spacer this ones nearly a keeper. Measuring approx 52.5″ in length this is a heavy weight crook suitable for a shepherd or smallholder with large hands. A real beauty ready for work. £275 SOLD

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook C – A medium weight crook that feels lovely in the hand, measuring approx 52″ in length this rams horn crook handle on chocolate coloured hazel shank with signs of blushing on the horn is a classic crook ready for that countryman or lady, for the farm, at the peg or for a country walk. £175 SOLD OB

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook D – Another show stopper, this unusual mottled shank with triple spacer and a lovely piece of rams horn is certain to put a smile on somebody’s face. Ideal for the country rambler, small holder, shooting man or lady or a farmer. A wonderful companion for the countryside at approx 51.5″ in length. A lovely crook. £250 SOLD CFV

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook E – This wonderful crook is chunky, strong, heavier than average, a real working crook ready for a great countryside adventure. Ideal for a working farmer, shepherd or a larger person. At approx 51.5″ high it’s got a lot going for it, attractive and useful! £250 SOLD NIGEL

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook F – Smooth, creamy and classic in every way. A very attractive crook with lovely silvery shank, double ox horn spacer and a super creamy horn handle. This would suit a full tweed outfit for a day in the field. At 51.5″ in length your friends will hope you leave it in their car! £250 SOLD

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook G – Looking for a lightweight crook for days out in the countryside? Here we have a simple yet classic and very elegant crook. A lovely rams horn handle on hazel shank which feels great in the hand of a small/ medium build man or lady. Lovely weight at approx 52.5″ in length this is sure to put a smile on someones face this Christmas. £200 SOLD EJL

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook H – I love this shank, its just wonderful as it catches the light. The rams horn handle has plenty of character with darker areas and blushing. A great crook for the shepherd, small holder or judge at a sheep dog trails. A truly great example of a rams horn crook. At approx 52.5″ in length this is a great country companion. £225 SOLD BARRY

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook I – As I pick these up to write a desription I can see merits in each and every crook. They really are such lovely things to hold and use. I’ve had a crook for several years and still love to pick it up out of the stick rack in the hall and take it out on walks. They age beautifully and looked after well will last a lifetime. I digress …. This wonderful crook has a darker hazel shank, more chocolate than some of the others which gives lovely contrast to the cream rams horn handle. A wider nose to the handle than standard but a real looker, ready to tend those sheep or hang the cartridge bag over. Very nice at approx 52″ in length. it’s a beauty! £225 SOLD LYNN

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook J – Another stunning piece of rams horn, interestingly a split character, on one side of the horn there is barely a mark and on the other side are the scars (blushing) from the fights this ram has got himself involved in. Possibly for that special someone in your life! At approx 51″ in length this crook would suit a medium build person looking for that faithful friend for around the farm, country walks or at the peg. £200 SOLD DN

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook K – One of the smaller crooks of this bunch, ideal for a smaller person looking for a working crook. Perfect for leaning on, closing gates, fruit picking, country walk etc. Smaller but perfectly formed and 52″ in length. £175  SOLD TW

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook L – A darker combination than some of the others, possibly the marmite of the bunch, you will either love it or hate it! This shank is chestnut rather than hazel so will be a little springier. Plenty of character, nice colours going on in the horn with a tale to tell. Would look great in any stick collection by the front door, at elevenses on the shoot or in the back of the landrover. At approx 51.5″ it is going to be a talking point. £200 SOLD NM

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook M – A lighter weight crook with plenty of character, some nice blushing in the horn on a nice mid brown brown shank. At approx 52″ in length this is going to make a nice crook for a small to medium build person. Perfect for a country walk to the pub and back across the fields! £175 SOLD

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook N – A classic rams horn crook, no frills, just a good dependable crook. Feels lovely in the hand . Nice mid brown handle shank and smooth cream rams horn. At approx 52″ in length this crook is a very capable country companion. £175 SOLD EDWARD

 

Buffalo Horn Nov Crook O – Cream not your thing? then why not treat yourself to a buffalo horn crook. This one has a double ox horn spacer on hazel shank. A wonderful crook measuring approx 52″ in length and ready for many years in the field. £175 SOLD

 

Rams Horn Nov Crook P – The last of the bunch and possibly the last available crook this year. A very nice buffalo horn crook with single ox horn spacer on hazel shank. A beautiful bit of buffalo horn, polished up and ready to get mucky in the field. Measuring 52″ in length this is the heavier of the two. £175 SOLD MM

 

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail. com

Thank you!

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!

Sticks in stock as of Oct 2014 – The last ones before Christmas!

Looking for a shepherds crook in rams horn or wood for a Christmas present or just a gift for yourself?  Look no further, below is a large selection of rams horn crooks from Swaledale rams, Welsh Mountain Rams, Wood and Buffalo (not quite as native to the UK!) horn. Rams horn crooks from £125 to £175 and are priced marked accordingly.  Buffalo horn crooks are from £80 to £135.  Wooden crooks are just £75 each,  and market sticks are all £100 each Postage to the UK is £15 for up to three sticks. Overseas postage is £40 to Europe and £60 to USA All sticks are approx. 51″-53″ in height and all have hazel shanks or chestnut shanks.  These are great quality and perfect for walking in the countryside, the forthcoming shooting season and looking after your flock! Please note the red or pinkish areas is called blushing and a natural part of the crook material. It is from where the ram has been fighting!! I am not making any more commissions for Christmas and these are the only sticks I will have in stock this side of Christmas so please contact me now to avoid disappointment. lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Crook X

Crook X – A lovely shaped wooden crook in Black Heart wood on hazel shank. Great for country walks and look look stunning by the front door! Approx 52″ in height – £75 SOLD

Crook W

Crook W – Beautiful London Plane wooden nose out crook measuring approx 52″ in height on hazel shank. Lovely for a county walk or to display with other sticks in your home. – £75

Crook V

Crook V – A sturdy Rowan wood crook on chestnut shank measuring approx 51.5″ in length on a chestnut shank. Lovely grain in the wood making this stick a real eye catcher – £75 SOLD

Crook U

Crook U – A lovely piece of Yew has been used to make this handle, fitted to a hazel shank and measuring approx 52.5″ in length. A great opportunity to acquire some wood from this ancient native tree – £75 SOLD

Crook T

Crook T – The one everyone oooohs and aaaaahs about, a fabulous burr elm crook on hazel shank. measuring approx 52″ in length. This stick will make a fabulous gift for someone special this Christmas! – £75 SOLD

Crook R

Crook R – A stunning shaped shepherds crook in rams horn on chestnut shank. Great for using on the farm, at market, shooting, fishing, hill walking etc. Very strong and should last a lifetime! They don’t get much better than this. £175 SOLD

Crook Q

Crook Q – A lovely shaped shepherds crook in rams horn on chestnut shank with double buffalo spacer. Great for using on the farm, at market, shooting, fishing, hill walking etc. Very strong and should last a lifetime! They don’t get much better than this. £175 SOLD

Crook N

Crook N – A very nice buffalo horn crook on hazel shank. Stunning handle on a semi sanded shank. Perfect for country walks, fruit picking etc- A bargain at just £80! RESERVED RL

Crook L

Crook L – A handsome well balanced stick in buffalo horn on hazel shank measuring approx 52.5″ in length. Perfect for working on the farm, the small holding or just looking the part in the countryside. A real eye catcher! £125

Crook H

Crook H – A very smart well balanced stick in buffalo horn on hazel shank measuring approx 51.5″ in length. Perfect for working on the farm, the small holding, shooting, fishing, watching the local point to point, the list goes on!! A real cracker! £125

Crook F

Crook F – A handsome well balanced stick in buffalo horn on hazel shank measuring approx 51.5″ in length. This handle is a lovely shape and this stick is more sturdy then the other buffalo horn crooks I currently have. Perfect for working on the farm, the small holding or just looking the part in the countryside. A real beauty! £135

Crook D

Crook D – A lovely well balanced stick in rams horn on hazel shank measuring approx 51″ in length with an acorn carved into the horn. Perfect for someone with smaller hands, a shepherdess. A great little stick and conversation piece! £155

Crook E

Crook E – A very nice rams horn crook on hazel shank with buffalo horn spacer measuring approx 51.5″. Slightly greyer than many of the rams horn crooks I sell but a lovely unusual colour form a swaledale ram. £150 SOLD

Crook P

Crook P – A super rams horn crook on hazel shank with buffalo horn spacer measuring approx 51.5″ A perfect working or walking companion! £150 SOLD

Crook C

Crook C – A very nice rams horn crook on hazel shank with buffalo horn spacer measuring approx 51″. I lovely example of a good usable shepherds crook. £150

Crook M

Crook M – A very nice rams horn crook on hazel shank measuring approx 51.5″. Slightly greyer than many of the rams with lots of blushing (pinky bits – from where the rams been fighting!!) Very nice looking stick that feels great in the hand. £150

Crook K

Crook K – A very nice working rams horn crook on hazel shank measuring approx 52″. Slightly more natural looking (less finished) compared to the others but still a lovely stick £125

Crook J

Crook J – A very nice rams horn crook on hazel shank measuring approx 51.5″. A perfect stick for working on the farm, shooting, fishing, hill walking. Nice colours on shank and handle. £150 SOLD

Crook G

Crook G – A very nice rams horn crook on hazel shank measuring approx 51″. A perfect countryside companion! £150

Cleek B

Cleek B – A buffalo horn leg clerk on crab apple shank measuring 51″ big with copper collar. This cleek is made in two pieces (see join at the top) Still very strong but a stick at the fraction of the price. £40 SOLD

Stick S

Stick S – A lovely carved pheasants head carved into a rams horn handle on a hazel shank measuring 49″ in length. The perfect Christmas gift for the shooting person in your life. A bargain at just £100!

This is my current stock . All sticks below and in previous posts are now sold or listed above.