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. £125

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

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

Cream Rams Horn Crooks

It’s that time of the year when I ramp up my sticks and crooks in preparation for the Christmas market. Sticks and crooks make great Christmas presents and something a loved one will have for years to come. Over the next few weeks I will be adding all of my stock to my website.

Next up we have 3 lovely cream welsh mountain rams horn crooks. All have plenty of character and very strong ready for a good day on the farm or in the field.

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

 

Ram Oct A

First up we have this beautiful crook with lovely reddish brown shank and nice bit of horn. At just under 52″ in length its good looking dependable strong crook for just £165.00 SOLD BB

Ram Oct B

Second up we have this little character filled crook, smaller than the others with plenty of blushing on the horn (from where the ram has been scrapping!). Measuring  approximately 52″ is a perfect companion to work with on the farm or take for a walk. A bargain at £150.00! RESERVED MD

Ram Oct C

Last up we have this stunner measuring approx 53.5″ in length, it has a hidden bit of interest of a black streak on the inside on the nose to around the arch of the handle (tricky to see in a profile pic but you can just about make it out if you zoom in a bit!) .

A lovely crook for £175.00 SOLD JM

All emails to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com 

Thank you.

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

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.