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New Handmade Walking Sticks by John Rennie in Stock


We are delighted to announce that we have a brand new range of gorgeous hand-crafted walking sticks, made in Scotland, by prizewinning craftsman, John Rennie. These sticks proved popular when we introduced them to our customers in summer 2015, so with a new and expanded range, we are sure that these sticks will be a hit!

A bit of background information on the man himself. John Rennie, from Torphichen, West Lothian, Scotland, has previously won several awards at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh (7 of these awards were won in 2014). Many of these awards related to the beautifully crafted Shepherd's Crooks he handcarved. He has spent more than 20 years developing his master of traditional stick making in his home workshop, and this is reflected in the outstanding prizewinning quality and beauty of his output.

We are priveleged to have a range of his canes back in stock at the Stick and Cane Shop for 2016, and we can't wait to see what our customers think of them. Each piece is unique, so you can be sure that you are receiving a cane that is like no other!

Why not browse through the selection we have highlighted in this blog today, but if you'd like to see our full range, please visit our Shepherd's Crooks page, to find the various designs available by John Rennie.


New Hand-Crafted Country Sticks by John Rennie

Curled Hand Carved Rams Horn Shepherds Crook on Hazel Shaft



The beautiful Shepherds Crook features a carved Rams Horn handle with an exceptional curl mounted on a beautiful long hazel shaft. Black buffalo horn with white bone collar. This is a long stick that comes to around upper-abdomen height. This beautiful country walking stick is hand made by John Rennie of Torphicen, a prize winning stick maker of many years standing, who won seven 1st prizes at the Highland Show in 2014. The shaft is made from the traditional country wood, hazel, which is prized for its interesting sheen and colour and is left with its natural bark for that authentic country look. The handle is hand carved from Rams Horn a painstaking process which takes approximately 35 hours.

The dimensions of the walking stick are:
  • Length is 138cm
  • Weight is 595g
  • The stick diameter at the top just under the handle is aprox 23mm and tapers down to 19mm at the ferrule end
  • It is fitted with a rubber ferrule

Hand Carved Ram & Buffalo Horn Detail Shepherds Crook on Hazel Shaft



The delightful Shepherds Crook features a carved Rams Horn handle that ends with a buffalo horn detail. The crook has a beautiful long hazel shaft. This is a long stick that comes to around abdomen height. This beautiful country walking stick is hand made by John Rennie of Torphicen, a prize winning stick maker of many years standing, who won seven 1st prizes at the Highland Show in 2014. The shaft is made from the traditional country wood, hazel, which is prized for its interesting sheen and colour and is left with its natural bark for that authentic country look. The handle is hand carved from Rams Horn a painstaking process which takes approximately 35 hours.of country sticks.

The dimensions of the walking stick are:
  • Length is 123.5cm
  • Weight is 402g
  • The stick diameter at the top just under the handle is approx 22mm and tapers down to 16mm at the ferrule end
  • It is fitted with a metal ferrule

Hand Carved Buffalo Horn Shepherds Crook with Thistle on Hazel Shaft



The superb Shepherds Crook features a hand carved Rams Horn handle adorned with a thistle mounted on a beautiful long hazel shaft. This is a long stick that comes to around upper-abdomen height. This beautiful country walking stick is hand made by John Rennie of Torphicen, a prize winning stick maker of many years standing, who won seven 1st prizes at the Highland Show in 2014. The shaft is made from the traditional country wood, hazel, which is prized for its interesting sheen and colour and is left with its natural bark for that authentic country look. The handle is hand carved from Buffalo Horn a painstaking process which takes approximately 35 hours. As Rams Horn has become increasingly difficult to get, buffalo horn has become more popular. Although predominantly black when polished, you will often find white flecks or streaks, also smoky blues and greys will appear in some horns. Polished to a high gloss.

The dimensions of the walking stick are:
  • Length is 123cm
  • Weight is 570g
  • The stick diameter at the top just under the handle is aprox 22mm and tapers down to 18mm at the ferrule end.
  • It is fitted with a metal ferrule

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