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
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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

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

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

Lovely pair of Rams horn market sticks now available

On the run up to Christmas Each week I will be listing a few sticks I have for sale. There has been a limited selection of rams horn available this year so my stock levels are low.

Here we have a pair of welsh mountain rams horn market sticks, perfect for a walk, a days shooting, or for working on the farm. I love a market stick personally as they are great to lean on whilst out with friends and you stop for a drink. One of my personal favourite sticks is a market stick and it probably comes out with me more than any other.

As always these are handmade using traditional techniques. The handles do have extra strength nowadays compared to the older method with a piece of threaded steel bar rather than a wooden dowel or peg making the joint difficult to break.

Due to the nature of natural products there will be blemishes etc in the horn or wood but add to the rustic character of my sticks.

Market Stick A is the larger and heavier of the two (pictured right above) and feels great in the hand. Measuring approx 52″ in length on a lovely silvery hazel shank and a perfect country companion. £150 SOLD AM

Market Stick A

Next up is Market Stick B, a thinner handle but still measuring approx 52″ in length on a lovely more brown hazel shank. £115

Both sticks would be lovely sold as a pair to a couple and I will do the pair for £250 pre Christmas!

UK P&P is £20 for up to three sticks!

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Thank you

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

Wooden Thumb Sticks For Sale

I have a wonderful selection of simple wooden thumb sticks in preparation for Christmas, perfect for a country walk to the pub and back!

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Most of these handles are made from a block of spalted beech, a couple in London plane and a yew.

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.

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

 

A Wood Thumb

Wood Thumb A – Lovely looking thumb stick in London Plane wood with hazel shank measuring 49″ to the v. A real beauty at £65

B Wood Thumb

Wood Thumb B – A nice bit of spalted beech makes up this handle on hazel shank measuring 53.5″ to the v. Narrower in the V so suitable for skinny thumbs only!  – £55

C Wood Thumb

Wood Thumb C  – A lovely Churchill thumb stick in spalted beech measuring 53.5″ to the v. Feels great in the hand -£55 SOLD DMB

D Wood Thumb

Wood Thumb D – Churchill thumb stick in London Plane wood on hazel shank measuring 51.5″ to the v – £50 SOLD MMc

E Wood Thumb

Wood Thumb E –  markings on this piece of spalted beech making up the handle on a hazel shank. Measuring 50″ to the v – £50

F Wood Thumb

Wood Thumb F – A real head turner of spalted beech on hazel shank measuring just under 52″ to the v. Beautiful in every way and a perfect gift for your loved one – £65

G Wood Thumb

Wood Thumb G – This style is a Lyre handle made from spalted beech on hazel shank measuring 51.5″ to the v. A lovely looking stick – £55 SOLD RR

H Wood Thumb

Wood Thumb H – An interesting Lyre thumb stick in Yew with triple spacer in bone, buffalo horn and cow horn! With a lovely mottled shank its very unique! Measuring 49″ to the v its a perfect gift for yourself or loved one – £65

J Wood ThumbWood Thumb J – Lovely little handle on this one in spalted beech on hazel shank measuring 51″ to the v. A bargain at just £50.

 

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

 

Thank you!

 

 

Wooden Crooks

I receive a few enquiries each year for a crook not made of horn, sometimes this is a present for a vegetarian or just someone that doesn’t need the strength of a rams horn crook and just enjoys a beautiful bit of wood to take out on the dog walk.

These are the only two wooden crooks I currently have, both at £75 each, one in Walnut and the other in Beech (I think!)

All sticks 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 crooks 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

 

Wood Oct A

This wonderful walnut crook with hazel shank is a real eye catcher. Sturdy at approximately 52″ its a dream to hold. A bargain at just £75. SOLD – CR

Wood Oct B

Second up we have the Beech crook on lovely hazel shank. At just over 53″ its a beautiful crook and lighter than the walnut one. A perfect his and hers pair to put by the front door ready for those country walks? A fine crook for just £75.

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

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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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