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

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

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

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 £100
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 – £100

Lacewood Crook B £85

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

Wooden Crook C – £125
Wooden Crook C Detail

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 £125

Finally and possibly the showstopper to some people is this very attractive and useful beauty!

Wooden Crook D £130
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! £130

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

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

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

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

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

Antler Thumb Sticks For Sale

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One of the most popular sticks I supply, the good old red deer antler thumb stick! I have several here in stock but these are the finest of them all looking pretty, photographed and looking for a new home. 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.

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

 

A Antler

Antler A – First up we have this lovely dark coloured handle in antler on silvery hazel shank measuring approx 52″ to the v. Tipped in buffalo horn. Feels great in the right hand, less so great in the left due to the curve on the antler – £60 SOLD GL

B Antler

Antler B – A beautiful antler thumb stick with red deer antler handle on golden hazel shank and capped in buffalo and ox horn. A wonderful looking and study stick at approx 53″ to the v. Feels great in the right hand and perfect for that county ramble – £75 SOLD MW

C Antler

Antler C – A lighter weight thumb stick on chestnut shank measuring approximately 50″ to the v. Due to the chestnut shank its much more springy which could be an advantage to some. Tipped in buffalo horn with an ox horn spacer.  Ideal for a right handed lady looking for a walking companion – £50

D Antler

Antler D – A wonderful golden antler thumb stick with lovely golden tones in the antler and shank, One tine (pointy bit) is capped in buffalo and the other left natural, with an ox horn spacer.  A classic and sturdy thumb stick measuring approx 53″ to the v ready for winter in the countryside. Feels better in the left hand than the right hand. – £60 SOLD MMc

E Antler

Antler E – This one is a bit more natural not having the benefit of varnish like most of the others. That said some people prefer them natural so they can oil them with linseed oil. Lovely natural brown tones going on with ox horn capping the tines, ox horn spacer and interesting markings on the hazel shank. Measuring almost 54″ in height Im hoping there are plenty of lefties out there (I’m one!) as this feels fabulous in the left hand. A lovely stick – £65 SOLD LT

F Antler

Antler F – A nice lighter weight antler thumb stick capped in ox horn with ox horn spacer. Measuring approx 54″ to the v its a perfect country companion to keep by the front door ready for the dog walk – personally it feels better in the left hand than the right – £60 SOLD KM

G Antler

Antler G – Its a cracker and its ambidextrous! Feels great in either the left or right hand and looks stunning. A lighter shade of antler on a mottled hazel shank measuring 53″ to the v. Capped with a nice bit of ox horn and nice contrasting buffalo horn spacer. A real beauty – £70 SOLD AL

H Antler

Antler H – Shorter tines on this one but a lovely pretty thumb stick, capped with ox horn and with an ox horn spacer this lovely stick measures just under 52″ to the v. Feels ok in the right hand but nicer in the left! A very attractive and useful thumb sticks for just £60

K Antler

Antler K – Its a classic rustic red deer antler thumb stick, once markings on the antler and lovely shank, at just over 52″ to the v its a good old dependable stick for the countryside. Feels better in then right and than the left! Horray one for the right handers out there at just £60 SOLD MH

J Antler

Antler J – Very attractive antler thumb stick capped in ox horn with ox horn spacer on a nice nobbly hazel shank. Measuring approx 54″ to the v and feels great in the left hand and pretty good in the right. A lovely stick! – £60 SOLD AC

 

All enquiries to lordscountrysticks@gmail.com

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

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.

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