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 £185 SOLD ED

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! £185 SOLD SW

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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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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