Red deer antler thumb sticks now available! Everyone seems to love an antler thumb stick!

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 lordscountrysticks@gmail.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

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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

 

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Some lovely wooden thumb sticks perfect for walking the dog…

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.

All enquiries to lordscountysticks@gmail.com

Thank you.

 

AAA Thumb Stick K

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

AAA Thumb Stick L

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

AAA Thumb Stick M

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

AAA Thumb Stick N

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

AAA Thumb Stick P

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

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

Horn Crooks Now Available For Christmas! (December 2018)

It’s that time of the year again folks 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 and one in buffalo horn.  As before each crooks has it’s own description beneath it and together with the length and the price.  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.

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!

AAA Buffalo Horn Crook F

CROOK DECEMBER F – A stunning handmade buffalo horn crook with pretty hazel shank measuring approximately 52″ in length. Slightly smaller handle than usual so would suit a smaller person or lady. Be the talk of the shooting party this boxing day with this beauty of a crook. £200 RESERVED GP

AAA Rams Horn Crook A

CROOK DECEMBER A -Smooth, creamy and classic in every way. A very attractive heavier crook with a lovely brown shank. This would suit a full tweed outfit for a day in the field or at the local sheep auction. At approx 52″ in length its a real cracker! £200 SOLD TOM

AAA Rams Horn Crook B

CROOK DECEMBER B – A very handsome shepherds crook with lovely cream handle and some blushing from where the ram has been in combat. This handle is presented on a lovely mottled shank. At approx 52.5″ in length this will make someone very happy this Christmas, possibly not Santa if he needs to get it down the chimney! £200 RESERVED GP

AAA Rams Horn Crook C

CROOK DECEMBER C -A fabulous shepherds crook with a golden horn handle on hazel shank, measuring approximately 52.5″ in length. A very attractive crook ready for the lambing season! £175 SOLD CS

AAA Rams Horn Crook D

CROOK DECEMBER D – A slightly smaller crook with a nice bit of horn and a very attractive shank. Measuring approximately 51.5″ in length this would suit a smaller person. £175 RESERVED GP

AAA Rams Horn Crook E

CROOK DECEMBER E – An interesting looking shepherds crook with lovely dark mark on one side of the handle. Measuring approximately 52.5″ in length and very comfortable in the hand. Perfect for a day out in the countryside! £175 SOLD MM

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!

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

 

 

 

 

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!

Last of the wooden crooks before Christmas!

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​

Crook A – London Plane £75

Crook B – Holly  SOLD SS

Crook C – Lace wood £75

Crook D – Burr Sweet Chestnut – SOLD TC

Crook E – Burr Oak – SOLD MT

Crook F – Yew – £75

Crook G – Lace wood SOLD JL

Crook H – Sycamore SOLD PGB

Crook J – Burr Elm – £85