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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 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 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.
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
Some of my followers will know how rare it is to get Jacobs rams horn nowadays for stickmaking and generally once I get them and list them they fly out the door the same day!
Well I have two lovely sticks here, dare I say his and hers or your weekday stick then your lighter thumbstick for the weekend.
As always these are made from natural materials and will contain imperfections adding to their charm.
UK P&P £20 for one or both sticks
Either can be shortened to length before I fit a brass ferrule.
First up I have a lovely market stick measuring approx 51.5″ in length on a hazel shank with a couple of lovely lighter flashes on the back of the handle (see insert photo). Feels great in the hand and perfect as a working stick, on the peg or country walk over the fields to the pub. £175 SOLD BC
Second up is a delightful thumb stick with Jacobs horn handle on a hazel shank measuring 50″ to the V. This is a lighter shank so I’d recommend it for a lady, child or smaller gent and someone not relying on it taking all of their weight! Very attractive – I almost kept it myself! £75 SOLD BC
I’d like to see the pair go to the same home so as an incentive (perfect gift for husband and wife!) I will sell the two for £225 SOLD AS A PAIR!
UK P&P £20 for one or the pair.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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!) .
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 email@example.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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
I have a trio of beautiful wooden crooks here ready for Christmas! All lovingly handmade 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 – see previous post! 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 your loved ones.
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 email@example.com
CROOK DECEMBER G – It’s an absolute beauty! This Burr Elm crook measuring approximately 52″ in length on hazel shank. A joy to look at and even better as a countryside companion. The perfect gift for your loved one who loves beautiful things and enjoys the outdoors. £100 SOLD MM
CROOK DECEMBER H – Totally stunning in every way this Walnut handle crook on stunning mottled hazel shank with buffalo horn spacer. Measuring approximately 51.5″ in length its the perfect companion for the country man on woman. £125 SOLD SS
CROOK DECEMBER J – A very striking Yew crook handle on a lovely chocolate coloured chestnut shank. Interesting markings in the handle and a joy to hold. Measuring 52″ in length. Perfect for the country lover to go for a stroll with in the summer evenings! £100 SOLD AT
Looking for a lovely shepherds crook for walking and country pursuits to give to your loved one this Christmas, I have some fabulous wooden crooks here for sale. Sorry they are not photographed so elegantly as normal but the images in the gallery will give you a good idea. All crooks are photographed on both sides as usual and are approx 51″-53″ in length. All crooks can be cut to length and a ferrule fitted before posting. I would not use these to wrestle livestock with for fear of damaging the handle.
All crooks are referenced with a letter A -J in the filename. Please click on the images in the gallery and the file name will appear in the bottom left of the screen. UK postage is £15 for up to 3 crooks. Europe £45 and USA £60. All prices in GBP
Here is a description of each of the crooks and price. Thank you
Due to popular demand and the fact the last lot of rams horn crooks sold so quickly I have managed to get another 11 together to sell before Christmas. This really is it now for 2015 stock and once these 11 are gone I will have no more rams horn crooks in stock before next Spring. These are some of the best I have had too making them all the better to give as a gift to you loved one or for yourself this Christmas.
All crooks below are made from Welsh Mountain Ram horn (except Crook DEC A) and hazel shanks. The joint is held together with a piece of threaded bar and 2 pack epoxy resin and are very strong indeed! The shanks take on different colour in the bark depending on where they have been grown. This is a handmade product so will have natural imperfections in the horn and wood but add to the character of the stick. All shanks are varnished to protect the wood from moisture and if looked after will last for years to come. All sizes are approximate to within 0.5″. All sticks can be shortened to length and will have a ferrule fitted before sending to you.
UK postage and packaging is just £15.00 for up to three sticks! Europe is £50. All prices are in GBP and to be paid by BACS or cheque on request. Paypal is also acceptable with a 3% surcharge.
Now the exciting bit. Here are the crooks……
Crook DEC A – A rare opportunity to own a lovely Jacobs horn crook. I have very few of these each year and they are often the first to sell. 53″ in length, its a strong and sturdy crook ready for the countryman. Ideal for a shepherd, for shooting or just for a country walk. This will make a great Christmas gift! SOLD SR
Crook DEC B – Smaller than average but beautifully made this would make the perfect companion to a shepherdess or lady who enjoys country pursuits. Would also suit a gent with smaller hands! Lovely markings in the hazel shank and measuring 52″ in length. SOLD NV
Crook DEC C – A good strong working crook for the person with larger hands. 52″ in length this lovely silvery hazel shank has a beautifully mottled rams horn crook and will make a great working companion. A strong and good looking crook, you will be the envy of the market or field! SOLD CB
Crook DEC D – A lovely simple rams horn crook on hazel shank measuring 52″ in length. A perfect medium sized crook and a useful tool. SOLD J O
Crook DEC E – A great shaped crook, slightly heavier than average so suitable for a gentleman. Lots of great character in the horn and a nice feel in the hand. Lots of evidence of the rams life left in this horn with signs of blushing (where its been fighting!). This has to be one of my favourites. 52″ in length SOLD BEV
Crook DEC F – A lovely curly crook meaning 52.5″. Plenty of character and blushing in the horn. Feels great in the hand and is of medium weight. A useful tool for the shepherd or shepherdess, farmer or to help walk off that roast dinner! SOLD MM
Crook DEC G – a very colourful crook of medium weight, measuring 52.5″ in length on a rich brown hazel shank. Plenty of blushing and it has a distinct strip on the front of the horn too. A real eye catcher for SOLD NF
Crook DEC H – Another smaller crook to suit a lady or gentleman with smaller hands. Measuring 52″ in length with lovely mottled shank this is sure to make a great Christmas present for the farmer or small holder. Feels great and in the hand and a nice shape. SOLD JC
Crook DEC I – An absolute cracker at 52.5″. This is a heavy weight stick, thick horn and shank for someone looking for a really beautiful and useful crook. It’s so nice I’ve just had to look at it again to consider keeping for myself it but how many sticks does one man need?! Therefore its got to be £225 but I don’t think anyone would be disappointed to find this is their Christmas stocking! SOLD DD
Crook DEC J – A good all rounder, nice medium to heavy weight useful crook for the farm, to hang your coat on whist on your peg or just to lean on at market or to catch your breath! 52″ in length this is a good dependable crook. Nice horn and a good shape. SOLD JW
Crook DEC K – Last but by no means least here is a lovely rams horn crook on a reddy brown shank with horn spacer. A attractive stick which would look great with the tweed or just for walking the dog! Slightly smaller than average so would suit a smaller gent or lady. SOLD RYAN
If you would like to reserve any of the above crooks please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
On the run up to Christmas I am getting several emails asking for crooks for people to give as presents to their loved ones.
I have sold several locally in recent weeks but here are half a dozen lovely sticks looking for a good home!
All sticks are approx 52″ and can be shortened. All will come supplied with a brass ferrule.
Jacobs Rams Horn Shepherds Crook on a light hazel shank. A great working stick that is stylish and useful! approx 52″ in length. SOLD
Jacobs Rams Horn Shepherds Crook with a carved thistle on a hazel shank. This stick is a real stunner with it’s unusual cream and black markings. You will struggle to find a better looking stick than this. A great conversion piece and good working tool. approx 52″ in length. SOLD
Lovely cream rams horn market stick on hazel shank, perfect for walking in the countryside or just for leaning on! approx 52″ in length. SOLD
Rams Horn Shepherds Crook on dark chestnut shank, A great stick with an acorn carved into the nose. approx 52″ in length. £155
Rams Horn Shepherds Crook on hazel shank, an stunning looking stick with a thistle carved into the nose. approx 52″ in length. SOLD
Classic Nose Out Rams Horn Shepherds Crook on light coloured hazel shank, a classic crook that will be your working companion for many years to come. approx 52″ in length. SOLD
UK postage £15 for up to two sticks.
Please email me at email@example.com if you wish to purchase one. Thank you