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!

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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

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!

More Rams Horn crooks now available. This really is the last of the crooks before Christmas!!!

Due to popular demand and the fact the last lot of rams horn crooks sold so quickly I have managed to get another 11 together to sell before Christmas. This really is it now for 2015 stock and once these 11 are gone I will have no more rams horn crooks in stock before next Spring. These are some of the best I have had too making them all the better to give as a gift to you loved one or for yourself this Christmas.

All crooks below are made from Welsh Mountain Ram horn (except Crook DEC A)  and hazel shanks. The joint is held together with a piece of threaded bar  and 2 pack epoxy resin and are very strong indeed! The shanks take on different colour in the bark depending on where they have been grown. This is a handmade product so will have natural imperfections in the horn and wood but add to the character of the stick. All shanks are varnished to protect the wood from moisture and if looked after will last for years to come. All sizes are approximate to within 0.5″. All sticks can be shortened to length and will have a ferrule fitted before sending to you.

UK postage and packaging is just £15.00 for up to three sticks! Europe is £50. All prices are in GBP and to be paid by BACS  or cheque on request. Paypal is also acceptable with a 3% surcharge.

Now the exciting bit. Here are the crooks……

Crook DEC A

Crook DEC A – A rare opportunity to own a lovely Jacobs horn crook. I have very few of these each year and they are often the first to sell. 53″ in length, its a strong and sturdy crook ready for the countryman. Ideal for a shepherd, for shooting or just for a country walk. This will make a great Christmas gift! SOLD SR

Crook DEC B

Crook DEC B – Smaller than average but beautifully made this would make the perfect companion to a shepherdess or lady who enjoys country pursuits. Would also suit a gent with smaller hands! Lovely markings in the hazel shank and measuring 52″ in length. SOLD NV

Crook DEC C

Crook DEC C – A good strong working crook for the person with larger hands. 52″ in length this lovely silvery hazel shank has a beautifully mottled rams horn crook and will make a great working companion. A strong and good looking crook, you will be the envy of the market or field! SOLD CB

Crook DEC D

Crook DEC D – A lovely simple rams horn crook on hazel shank measuring 52″ in length. A perfect medium sized crook and a useful tool.  SOLD J O

Crook DEC E

Crook DEC E – A great shaped crook, slightly heavier than average so suitable for a gentleman. Lots of great character in the horn and a nice feel in the hand. Lots of evidence of the rams life left in this horn with signs of blushing (where its been fighting!). This has to be one of my favourites. 52″ in length SOLD BEV

Crook DEC F

Crook DEC F – A lovely curly crook meaning 52.5″. Plenty of character and blushing in the horn. Feels great in the hand and is of medium weight. A useful tool for the shepherd or shepherdess, farmer or to help walk off that roast dinner! SOLD MM

Crook DEC G

Crook DEC G – a very colourful crook of medium weight, measuring 52.5″ in length on a rich brown hazel shank. Plenty of blushing and it has a distinct strip on the front of the horn too. A real eye catcher for SOLD NF

Crook DEC H

Crook DEC H – Another smaller crook to suit a lady or gentleman with smaller hands. Measuring 52″ in length with lovely mottled shank this is sure to make a great Christmas present for the farmer or small holder. Feels great and in the hand and a nice shape. SOLD JC

Crook DEC I

Crook DEC I – An absolute cracker at 52.5″. This is a heavy weight stick, thick horn and shank for someone looking for a really beautiful and useful crook. It’s so nice I’ve just had to look at it again to consider keeping for myself it but how many sticks does one man need?! Therefore its got to be £225 but I don’t think anyone would be disappointed to find this is their Christmas stocking!  SOLD DD

Crook DEC J

Crook DEC J – A good all rounder, nice medium to heavy weight useful crook for the farm, to hang your coat on whist on your peg or just to lean on at market or to catch your breath! 52″ in length this is a good dependable crook. Nice horn and a good shape. SOLD JW

Crook DEC K

Crook DEC K – Last but by no means least here is a lovely rams horn crook on a reddy brown shank with horn spacer. A attractive stick which would look great with the tweed or just for walking the dog! Slightly smaller than average so would suit a smaller gent or lady. SOLD RYAN

If you would like to reserve any of the above crooks please email me at lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

Thank you, Mark