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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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!

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

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