Country Sticks – How it all began

How it all began! I started wood carving as a winter hobby when the nights were drawing in.  Working as a gamekeeper I did not have much spare time but when I did I dedicated it to my carving.  My passion for carving grew and grew and I became self employed in February 2010, turned my passion into reality and so Country Sticks was born.

Stick Making

I hand carve animal sticks and sculptures using a variety of hard and soft woods.  The head of the stick  is carved from a block of wood.  It is then painted or burnt using a pyrograph machine to get the fine details.  I then mount the stick on to a brass collar and hazel shank.  The final procedure is to lacquer the stick.

Every carving is unique and hand carved by myself, it can be personalised to meet your individual specifications.

Most sticks are now made to order, I do however have some in stock so please contact me and I will be able to let you know.

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Personalisation

The choice is yours, customise your country sticks!

The sticks can be personalised. Using a pyrograph machine your name or initials can be burnt on to the stick head. Alternatively the brass collar can be engraved ( This must be done at time of ordering).

Brass Collar

Each carved stick head is mounted on a brass collar which can be engraved at an additional cost of £20.  This must be requested on ordering. The collar can not be engraved once the walking stick is complete.

Length

The sticks are an approximate length of 53 inches from the ferrule to the top of the head.    Please specify when placing an order if you require a specific length.

Shank

The walking stick heads are mounted mainly on straightened hazel shanks but I can mount them on chestnut or ash as to your preference.  They are all  finished off with a brass Ferrule.

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All my sticks are made to a high standard using good strong quality wood, however  they are for stabilisation purposes only and should not be relied upon as a medical aid.

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Country Sticks Wood Sculptures

I have recently started to carve sculptures I thoroughly enjoy working on these although as you can imagine they take much much longer than a walking stick so finding the time to do one is tricky!

My first piece was a grouse hand carved from a block of lime.  I decided that it was well worth the time it took to carve and rather eagerly started planning my next project.  There are a number of hand carved bird statues on my website. Moorland bird carvings are my favourite to do so there is quite a biased selection at present but please feel free to contact me if there is something you would like to be commissioned.

P&P

Delivery is free to mainland UK. All items require a signature on safe arrival to you, please do not sign until you are happy your purchase is not damaged. If you require postage to outside the UK please contact me for a delivery quote.

My favourite commission to date below: I was asked to carve a life size golden eagle head that could be used to hold the hood of the golden eagle whilst he was being flown, I was even honoured with a visit so I could get my perspective right. What a majestic bird!