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

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

Last of the rams horn crooks for 2020!

I have just two lovely rams horn crooks available and ready for Christmas!

Both approximately 52″ in length and can be shortened before I fit ferrules. As with all natural products there will be minor imperfections and add to the character of a handmade shepherds crook

UK P&P is £20

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Rams Horn Oct A – £200

Rams Horn Oct Crook A is a lovely sturdy and strong crook ready for a day in the field. I’d say it’s more suitable for a man as heavier and chunkier than some of the ones I sell. A real beauty for a loved one this Christmas. Approx 52″ in length – £200 SOLD KA

Rams Horn Oct B – £200

Rams Horn Oct Crook B is another beauty and ready to be a country companion. Nice Ox horn spacer on this attractive cream horn crook with silvery hazel shank. A real eye catcher! Approx 52″ in length – £200 SOLD JL

A couple of beautiful Jacobs horn sticks available!

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.

Jacobs Rams Horn October

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

Jacobs Rams Horn Thumb Stick

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.

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com please.

Thank you

Mark

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

Welsh Mountain Rams Horn Crooks Available Now!

ALL NOW SOLD –  please check latest stock in latest posts.

have 4 beautiful cream rams horn crooks available.  All cream crooks are made from Welsh mountain rams horn and have plenty of character in the horn. The red markings in the horn is called blushing and is from where the rams have been fighting with each other.  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 coming 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

Rams Horn Crook Summer A

Ram Summer A – A lovely and rather unusual rams horn crook with stunning markings in the horn. Lighter than some and with a beautiful mottled tapered hazel shank it’s going to turn heads in the field.  Measuring approx 51″ in length and perfect a for a country walk or working around the farm – £200 SOLD FH

B Ram Summer

Ram Summer B – A quality and dependable shepherds crook ready to go to work. Lovely bit of horn on a strong hazel shank. Perfect in the back of the pick up with the dogs ready for a day on the hills. At approx 52″ in length is a great crook for just £175 SOLD SR

C Ram Summer

Ram Summer C – A very pretty looking crook with cream rams horn handle on a attractive hazel shank. Slightly lighter weight would suit a lady or smaller chap. Perfect as a working crook, on your peg on popping down the local in style. Measuring approx 52″ in length – £185 SOLD BW

D Ram Summer

Ram Summer D – The chunkiest of the bunch, this magnificent crook has a little more horn in the handle than normal, some wonderful blushing to the horn, mainly on the top, a good strong hazel shank and ready for a hard days work. Measuring approx 52″ in length – £200 SOLD NB

…..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

 

 

 

 

A monster of a rams horn crook for the Scotsman in your life or for yourself!

A great opportunity to own a stunning cream Rams horn crook with a thistle carved in to the nose. It’s a beauty at the standard 52″ in height but a slightly larger head than normal. Would look great on the farm, in the field or just on that lovely country walk. A real head turner talking piece.

This crook is available at £300 and would make somebody very happy this Christmas!

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

 

SOLD BC

 

Thistle A

A trio of wooden crooks available for Christmas! (December 2018)

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 lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

 

Thank you!

AAA Wood Crook G

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

AAA Wood Crook H

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

AAA Wood Crook J

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

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