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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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

 

 

 

 

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!

New Rams Horn Stock September 2015 – this is it before Christmas!

Here we have 12 lovely crooks in Welsh mountain rams horn, buffalo horn and two stunningly fabulous Jacobs rams horn crooks. This is unfortunately all of the stock I can get before Christmas so once they are gone they are gone. All crooks have been expertly made by an experienced stick maker and if looked after will last for several years to come. As with any handmade and natural products they will have blemishes and marks expected from horn and wood. The pinky red areas on the rams horn is called ‘blushing’ from where the ram has been fighting! These are some of the best crooks you will find in the country so treat yourself or a loved one now for that perfect country companion!

All sticks sent to UK addresses will be sent 48 hour Parcel Force for £15. Up to 3 sticks will only be £15 UK P+P.  Payment by BACS to my account or request or by Paypal with a 3% surcharge.

If you would like to purchase one of these fine working sticks then please email me lordscountrysticks@gmail.com Thank you.

Mark

Crook Z

Crook Z – Rams horn crook with a lovely acorn carved into the horn  – smaller handle would suits someone with smaller hands. A very nice stick measuring 51.5″  SOLD

Crook Y

Crook Y – Buffalo horn crook suitable the countryman or hill walker. A stunning example with bone spacer on hazel shank. A stick for life measuring 52″ – £155.00 SOLD

Crook XYZ

Crook XYZ – Rustic and left in an unvarnished state this lovely rams horn crook has a lovely shape, comfortable in the hand and great for keeping by the back door of the small holding or farm. 52.5″ in length.  SOLD

Crook X

Crook X – A beautiful shaped buffalo horn crook with hazel shank measuring 52″ in length. A real head turner and country companion for the country sports enthusiast. Get ready for the season and be the envy of the field with this fine stick. SOLD

Crook W

Crook W – Well ladies and gents they do not get much better than this. Rare Jacobs horn crook with thistle carved into the nose. This beautiful crook with hazel shank measuring 53″ will be your pride and joy – especially if you are Scottish! A real talking point, beautifully crafted using age old techniques you will not be disappointed. It’s so good if it doesn’t sell then it will remain on show in my collection!! £300 to anyone is interested – please message me lordscountrysticks@gmail.com SOLD

Crook V – If thistles are not your thing (see above) then this is second best. Ultra stunning heavy weight Jacobs horn crook on a lovely hazel shank and double horn spacer. Feels great in my large hands and would suit a countryman or sheep farmer. Really impressive markings and measuring 52″ in length. A real showman’s crook. SOLD

Crook U

Crook U – Beautiful shape with loads of character this Welsh mountain rams horn crooks with chocolate coloured hazel shank is lovely in the hand and a really useful crook for the farmer, hill walker or fieldsports lover! 52.5″ in height – SOLD

Crook T

Crook T – Lovely shaped crook on attractive hazel shank measuring 52″ in length. Good character and suitable for a a gent with smaller hands or a lady. This one is slightly smaller then the rest. – SOLD

Crook S

Crook S – Beautifully balanced crook with a lovely upturned nose. Nice weight in the hand and perfect for the shepherd in your life. Buffalo horn spacer between handle and shank and measuring 52.5″ in length. SOLD

Crook R

Crook R – Lovely coloured handle and hazel shank. This stick is well balanced and will be a pleasure to use on the farm or small holding. 52.5″ in length. SOLD

Crook Q

Crook Q – Looking for something interesting? This is a rare opportunity to get a welsh mountain ram horn with interesting black markings. A real beauty with a lovely marked shank and horn spacer. A nice strong stick that will last a lifetime. 53″ in length – SOLD

Crook P

Crook P – Last but by no means least, this fabulous shaped crook with Welsh mountain rams horn, a lovely turned out nose, horn spacer and pretty shank. Perfect for use rounding up the sheep, waiting for the pheasants to fly over you or to lean on and take in your surroundings. A real beauty! 53″ in length – SOLD










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.

Shepherds Crooks For Sale January 2014

With lambing season on its way it is time to post a few more shepherds crooks. I only have 5 at present so be quick and reserve your stick now.

Rams Horn Crook E

Crook E – an attractive and unusually shaped crook with a small dip toward the back of the head. This is a lovely stick with the dip being most comfortable to rest the thumb! Measuring approx 52″ in length it is a lovely lightweight stick with pretty hazel shank. SOLD

Rams Horn Crook D

Crook D – a good and strong traditionally shaped crook ready for this seasons lambing or sheep dog trails! Measuring approx 52.5″ in length it is a lovely lightweight stick with hazel shank. £135.00

Rams Horn Crook C

Crook C – A sturdy traditionally made shepherds crook on a medium weight hazel shank. Measuring approx 51.5″ in length it is a lovely mid weight stick with pretty hazel shank. £135.00

Rams Horn Crook B

Crook B – One for the purist. This stick has lovely contrast between the cream horn and the chocolate coloured hazel. You cannot eat it but it’s a stunner! Measuring approx 51.5″ in length it is a fabulous mid-heavy weight stick with a solid shank. SOLD

Rams Horn Crook A1

Crook A – A rare opportunity to treat yourself to a beautiful Jacobs rams horn crook with horn spacer on hazel shank. The lovely rich black horn has a few cream streaks in it making it all the more unusual. Measuring approx 51.5″ in length it is very nice mid weight crook with pretty hazel shank sure to turn heads. SOLD

All sticks can be shortened and a brass ferrule can be fitted. UK postage and packaging is just £15. Please email me if you wish to purchase one lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Thank you,

Mark

Latest Crooks and Market Sticks For Sale!

On the run up to Christmas I am getting several emails asking for crooks for people to give as presents to their loved ones.

I have sold several  locally in recent weeks but here are half a dozen lovely sticks looking for a good home!

All sticks are approx 52″ and can be shortened. All will come supplied with a brass ferrule.

Jacobs Rams Horn Crook Light Shank

Jacobs Rams Horn Shepherds Crook on a light hazel shank. A great working stick that is stylish and useful! approx 52″ in length. SOLD

Jacobs Rams Horn Crook with Thistle

Jacobs Rams Horn Shepherds Crook with a carved thistle on a hazel shank. This stick is a real stunner with it’s unusual cream and black markings. You will struggle to find a better looking stick than this. A great conversion piece and good working tool. approx 52″ in length. SOLD

Market Sticks

Lovely cream rams horn market stick on hazel shank, perfect for walking in the countryside or just for leaning on! approx 52″ in length. SOLD

Rams Horn Crook with Acorn

Rams Horn Shepherds Crook on dark chestnut shank, A great stick with an acorn carved into the nose. approx 52″ in length. £155

Rams Horn Crook with Thistle

Rams Horn Shepherds Crook on hazel shank, an stunning looking stick with a thistle carved into the nose. approx 52″ in length. SOLD

Rams Horn Crook

Classic Nose Out Rams Horn Shepherds Crook on light coloured hazel shank, a classic crook that will be your working companion for many years to come. approx 52″ in length. SOLD

UK postage £15 for up to two sticks.

Please email me at lordscountrysticks@gmail.com if you wish to purchase one. Thank you