April Crooks – to help keep those lambs in line….

I have just 3 rams horn crooks available to anyone interested. The tallest of these pictured above was made to commission and has sold.

All are the same quality as before, these are Welsh mountain ram horns on hazel shanks. All will show natural imperfections as expected with any natural product but add to the charm on the crooks. Any red markings is blushing and signs of where the rams has been fighting. UK postage and packaging £20 for up to 3 sticks!

Crook April A – a lovely looking crook with signs of blushing. Smaller than standard and would suit a smaller gent or lady. Ideal for country walks, herding ones sheep or walking the dog. Approx 53″ in length – £160.00 RESERVED RL

Crook April B – a beautiful shaped rams horn crook on dark hazel shank measuring approx 52.5″ in length. Slightly smaller again than the usual ones I sell but perfect for the young shepherd, lady or smaller gent. £175 and you will be the talk of the hills! SOLD CL

A stunning heavier weight crook for the country gent or shepherd. Measuring 53″ in length this tough crook will do you proud in the countryside. A beautiful looking crook for just £200 that should last a lifetime. SOLD JW

If you are interested in purchasing any of the crooks please email lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Thank you

 

 

 

 

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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

Last of the Christmas stock – 4 crooks just finished and ready to leave the workshop!

Due to popular demand I have 4 more crooks available for Christmas delivery!

All crooks can be shortened and will come fitted with a brass ferrule. These crooks make perfect gifts for the country lover, hill walkers, at the peg in the field or for use around the farm. These crooks are extremely well made, strong and feel great in the hand. Much admired and a delight to own!

Here are the last 4 for 2016!

 

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Crook DEC V – A fine looking stick and a real eye catcher!! This one got two compliments from passers by whilst I was photographing it! Rams horn handle on hazel shank with twin buffalo spacer and ox horn spacer. Approx 52″ in length. A real talking point – £200 SOLD DS

 

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Crook DEC W – Another stunner! This handle is just lovely in the hand, nice and large with a medium weight shank. This shank has quite a taper compared to most giving it a little less weight. Tactile, beautiful with plenty of character – This would make a fabulous Christmas present for the gentleman in your life! Approx 53″ in length. Rams horn on hazel with twin ox spacer -£200 SOLD JT

 

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Crook DEC X – Lovely creamy Rams horn handle on hazel shank, a great looking stick for the purist. Simple, elegant and useful! Great in the field, at the peg, or leaning on at the market. A true countryside companion for a man or lady. Approx 51″ in length. A real talking point –  SOLD EJC

 

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The crook some of my followers have been waiting for! A Jacobs rams horn crook on attractive hazel shank with ox horn spacer. A smaller crook measuring 50″ in height with a smaller handle. Will suit a lady or a smaller gent. I’m 5″ 9 and prefer something larger personally but this just feels so lovely in the hand. Top off that country look with a beautiful stick this Christmas! Due to its rarity Jacobs crooks are fetching higher prices – Grab your loved one a gorgeous crook for £225. RESERVED AH

 

As with all natural products these crooks will have natural imperfections making them unique and giving them character.

All enquiries please to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

All UK postage and packaging £20 for 24 hour delivery. Last delivery 21st December!

 

Wishing all of my customers, past and present a wonderful Christmas!

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!

More Rams Horn crooks now available. This really is the last of the crooks before Christmas!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Thank you, Mark

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.