Looking for something a little different for the weekend?

I have four splendid wooden crooks here all ready to head out the workshop for a lovely autumnal walk.

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

Generally I’d not recommend wooden crooks as working crooks as the crook will inevitably snap if wrestling a sheep, however 3 of these are laminated so will be stronger and should take a bit more punishment – if you dare!

First up we have this beautiful crook with Beech outers and Purple Heart wood in the centre. All glued up in a gig as a three ply laminate left to dry before the shape of the crook is cut out, filed and sanded into shape.

Wooden Crook A £90
Detail images of Crook A showing the Purple Heart wood laminate

Measuring approx 51.5″ to the top it is a nice looking and strong crook with hazel shank looking for fun in the countryside – £90

Lacewood Crook B £85 SOLD LL

Next up we have a lovely looking Lacewood crook on hazel shank measuring approx 52″ to the v. A bit less jazzy than the others listed but a great looking crook which feels great in the hand. Perfect for a trip to the pub once they reopen! £85 SOLD LL

Wooden Crook C – £95
Wooden Crook C Detail

My personal favourite this beautiful laminated Beech and Purple Heart shepherds crook with hazel shank is truly beautiful. Strong, stocky and attractive it has everything going for it. It measures approx 51.5″ in length on a chunky chocolatey hazel shank. A real corker for just £95

Finally and possibly the showstopper to some people is this very attractive and useful beauty!

Wooden Crook D £110
Wooden Crook D detail images showing the ply wood laminate!

I could pretty much guarantee you will not see another one of these on your travels at the moment! A very attractive and strong crook, probably too good to use on the farm and I know many collectors follow me looking for something unusual so here it is!

Plywood core with American Walnut outers on a lovely mottled hazel shank. A cracking Christmas present for loved one or for yourself!

Measuring approx 51.5″ in length it can be shortened before I fit a ferrule. A real stunner and I don’t think the recipient could ever be disappointed! £110

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

Lovely pair of Rams horn market sticks now available

On the run up to Christmas Each week I will be listing a few sticks I have for sale. There has been a limited selection of rams horn available this year so my stock levels are low.

Here we have a pair of welsh mountain rams horn market sticks, perfect for a walk, a days shooting, or for working on the farm. I love a market stick personally as they are great to lean on whilst out with friends and you stop for a drink. One of my personal favourite sticks is a market stick and it probably comes out with me more than any other.

As always these are handmade using traditional techniques. The handles do have extra strength nowadays compared to the older method with a piece of threaded steel bar rather than a wooden dowel or peg making the joint difficult to break.

Due to the nature of natural products there will be blemishes etc in the horn or wood but add to the rustic character of my sticks.

Market Stick A is the larger and heavier of the two (pictured right above) and feels great in the hand. Measuring approx 52″ in length on a lovely silvery hazel shank and a perfect country companion. £150 SOLD AM

Market Stick A

Next up is Market Stick B, a thinner handle but still measuring approx 52″ in length on a lovely more brown hazel shank. £115 SOLD SW

Both sticks would be lovely sold as a pair to a couple and I will do the pair for £250 pre Christmas!

UK P&P is £20 for up to three sticks!

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Thank you

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

…..and finally for now, a few more Rams Horn Crooks for sale!

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Finally we have five more rams horn crooks available for Christmas! This may be it for now so once they are gone they are gone. All cream crooks are made from Welsh mountain rams horn and have plenty of character. The red markings in the horn is called blushing and is from where the rams have been fighting! These are lovely examples of traditional shepherds crooks and can be great for anything from the country walk with the dog, a trip to the pub, working around the farm or on your peg during the shooting season. They are very strong, made with a piece of threaded bar between handle and shank very hard to break at the joint. With some care they should last several years or even a lifetime!

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

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

Payment by cash, BACS or cheque.

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

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

 

D Ram Oct

Ram Oct D – A lovely lightweight rams horn crook suitable for a lady or child or smaller gent. Measuring approx 52″ to the v. Just perfect a country walk or around the farm – £150.00 SOLD HR

E Ram Oct

Ram Oct E – A good old sturdy shepherds crook ready for the farm or day in the country. This one measuring 52″ in length it’s a real beauty – £200 SOLD MMc

F Ram Oct

Rams Oct F – A real looker and feels great in the hand, it will not disappoint. A nice chunky shank and a length of 51.5″ in length its fit for a country gent ready for a day in the field – £200 SOLD JC

G Ram Oct

Ram Oct G – A very distinct and attractive rams horn crook with lovely markings. Sure to turn a few heads in the field and perfect for leaning on and taking in the beautiful surroundings. At approx 52″ in length and a nice sturdy shank its a real worker- £175 SOLD D Mc

H Ram Oct

Ram Oct H – Last buy by no means least is this little tasty number, At approx 52″ it has plenty of blushing on the horn, a nice sturdy shanks and double ox horn spacer. I lovely yet useful countryside companion – £175 SOLD JS

Thats’ all folks for now, thank you to so many of you who follow me on my website or on my Facebook page, who come back time and time again for another stick for yourself, family or friends. Your custom really is appreciated.

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Antler Thumb Sticks For Sale

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One of the most popular sticks I supply, the good old red deer antler thumb stick! I have several here in stock but these are the finest of them all looking pretty, photographed and looking for a new home. 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.

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

 

A Antler

Antler A – First up we have this lovely dark coloured handle in antler on silvery hazel shank measuring approx 52″ to the v. Tipped in buffalo horn. Feels great in the right hand, less so great in the left due to the curve on the antler – £60 SOLD GL

B Antler

Antler B – A beautiful antler thumb stick with red deer antler handle on golden hazel shank and capped in buffalo and ox horn. A wonderful looking and study stick at approx 53″ to the v. Feels great in the right hand and perfect for that county ramble – £75 SOLD MW

C Antler

Antler C – A lighter weight thumb stick on chestnut shank measuring approximately 50″ to the v. Due to the chestnut shank its much more springy which could be an advantage to some. Tipped in buffalo horn with an ox horn spacer.  Ideal for a right handed lady looking for a walking companion – £50

D Antler

Antler D – A wonderful golden antler thumb stick with lovely golden tones in the antler and shank, One tine (pointy bit) is capped in buffalo and the other left natural, with an ox horn spacer.  A classic and sturdy thumb stick measuring approx 53″ to the v ready for winter in the countryside. Feels better in the left hand than the right hand. – £60 SOLD MMc

E Antler

Antler E – This one is a bit more natural not having the benefit of varnish like most of the others. That said some people prefer them natural so they can oil them with linseed oil. Lovely natural brown tones going on with ox horn capping the tines, ox horn spacer and interesting markings on the hazel shank. Measuring almost 54″ in height Im hoping there are plenty of lefties out there (I’m one!) as this feels fabulous in the left hand. A lovely stick – £65 SOLD LT

F Antler

Antler F – A nice lighter weight antler thumb stick capped in ox horn with ox horn spacer. Measuring approx 54″ to the v its a perfect country companion to keep by the front door ready for the dog walk – personally it feels better in the left hand than the right – £60 SOLD KM

G Antler

Antler G – Its a cracker and its ambidextrous! Feels great in either the left or right hand and looks stunning. A lighter shade of antler on a mottled hazel shank measuring 53″ to the v. Capped with a nice bit of ox horn and nice contrasting buffalo horn spacer. A real beauty – £70 SOLD AL

H Antler

Antler H – Shorter tines on this one but a lovely pretty thumb stick, capped with ox horn and with an ox horn spacer this lovely stick measures just under 52″ to the v. Feels ok in the right hand but nicer in the left! A very attractive and useful thumb sticks for just £60

K Antler

Antler K – Its a classic rustic red deer antler thumb stick, once markings on the antler and lovely shank, at just over 52″ to the v its a good old dependable stick for the countryside. Feels better in then right and than the left! Horray one for the right handers out there at just £60 SOLD MH

J Antler

Antler J – Very attractive antler thumb stick capped in ox horn with ox horn spacer on a nice nobbly hazel shank. Measuring approx 54″ to the v and feels great in the left hand and pretty good in the right. A lovely stick! – £60 SOLD AC

 

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

Wooden Thumb Sticks For Sale

I have a wonderful selection of simple wooden thumb sticks in preparation for Christmas, perfect for a country walk to the pub and back!

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Most of these handles are made from a block of spalted beech, a couple in London plane and a yew.

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.

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

 

A Wood Thumb

Wood Thumb A – Lovely looking thumb stick in London Plane wood with hazel shank measuring 49″ to the v. A real beauty at £65

B Wood Thumb

Wood Thumb B – A nice bit of spalted beech makes up this handle on hazel shank measuring 53.5″ to the v. Narrower in the V so suitable for skinny thumbs only!  – £55

C Wood Thumb

Wood Thumb C  – A lovely Churchill thumb stick in spalted beech measuring 53.5″ to the v. Feels great in the hand -£55 SOLD DMB

D Wood Thumb

Wood Thumb D – Churchill thumb stick in London Plane wood on hazel shank measuring 51.5″ to the v – £50 SOLD MMc

E Wood Thumb

Wood Thumb E –  markings on this piece of spalted beech making up the handle on a hazel shank. Measuring 50″ to the v – £50

F Wood Thumb

Wood Thumb F – A real head turner of spalted beech on hazel shank measuring just under 52″ to the v. Beautiful in every way and a perfect gift for your loved one – £65

G Wood Thumb

Wood Thumb G – This style is a Lyre handle made from spalted beech on hazel shank measuring 51.5″ to the v. A lovely looking stick – £55 SOLD RR

H Wood Thumb

Wood Thumb H – An interesting Lyre thumb stick in Yew with triple spacer in bone, buffalo horn and cow horn! With a lovely mottled shank its very unique! Measuring 49″ to the v its a perfect gift for yourself or loved one – £65

J Wood ThumbWood Thumb J – Lovely little handle on this one in spalted beech on hazel shank measuring 51″ to the v. A bargain at just £50.

 

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

 

Thank you!

 

 

Wooden Crooks

I receive a few enquiries each year for a crook not made of horn, sometimes this is a present for a vegetarian or just someone that doesn’t need the strength of a rams horn crook and just enjoys a beautiful bit of wood to take out on the dog walk.

These are the only two wooden crooks I currently have, both at £75 each, one in Walnut and the other in Beech (I think!)

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

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 enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

 

Wood Oct A

This wonderful walnut crook with hazel shank is a real eye catcher. Sturdy at approximately 52″ its a dream to hold. A bargain at just £75. SOLD – CR

Wood Oct B

Second up we have the Beech crook on lovely hazel shank. At just over 53″ its a beautiful crook and lighter than the walnut one. A perfect his and hers pair to put by the front door ready for those country walks? A fine crook for just £75.

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Cream Rams Horn Crooks

It’s that time of the year when I ramp up my sticks and crooks in preparation for the Christmas market. Sticks and crooks make great Christmas presents and something a loved one will have for years to come. Over the next few weeks I will be adding all of my stock to my website.

Next up we have 3 lovely cream welsh mountain rams horn crooks. All have plenty of character and very strong ready for a good day on the farm or in the field.

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

 

Ram Oct A

First up we have this beautiful crook with lovely reddish brown shank and nice bit of horn. At just under 52″ in length its good looking dependable strong crook for just £165.00 SOLD BB

Ram Oct B

Second up we have this little character filled crook, smaller than the others with plenty of blushing on the horn (from where the ram has been scrapping!). Measuring  approximately 52″ is a perfect companion to work with on the farm or take for a walk. A bargain at £150.00! RESERVED MD

Ram Oct C

Last up we have this stunner measuring approx 53.5″ in length, it has a hidden bit of interest of a black streak on the inside on the nose to around the arch of the handle (tricky to see in a profile pic but you can just about make it out if you zoom in a bit!) .

A lovely crook for £175.00 SOLD JM

All emails to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com 

Thank you.

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