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New Prizewinning Handmade Walking Sticks by John Rennie


It's not every week that we bring you a completely new line of walking sticks at the Stick and Cane Shop, but we are delighted to announce that we have a range of gorgeous hand-crafted walking sticks, made in Scotland, by prizewinning craftsman, John Rennie.

John Rennie, from Torphicen, West Lothian, Scotland, won seven awards at the 2014 Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh. The array of awards in the Crooks and Walking Sticks section of the sho were for the range of Shepherd's Crooks he hand made.

Commenting on his achievement, he stated: "I couldn’t believe it, no one has ever won that many prizes. I had to sit down when I found out. On the day I was the best.” However, having spent 20 years honing his skills in his home workshop, he is certainly a master craftsman who deserves those awards and recognition for the outstanding quality and beauty of his canes.

We are priveleged to be able to stock a range of his canes at the Stick and Cane Shop, and we can't wait to see what our customers think of them. We have a range of horn and wood handled crooks by John Rennie, and 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 Prizewinning Hand-Crafted Shepherd's Crooks

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 30mm and tapers down to 25mm at the ferrule end
  • It is fitted with a metal ferrule

Spalted Beech Leg Cleek on Hazel Shaft with Hand Carved Handle



The stylish Leg Cleek Stick features a carved Spalted Beech handle mounted on a beautiful 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. The shaft is made from the traditional country wood, hazel, which is prized for its interesting sheen and colour.  The handle is hand carved Spalted Beech with its unique zone lines and the Hazel shaft is left with a natural bark finish for that authentic country look.

The dimensions of the walking stick are:
  • Length is 128cm
  • Weight is 570g
  • The stick diameter at the top just under the handle is aprox 30mm and tapers down to 25mm at the ferrule end
  • It is fitted with a metal ferrule

Hand Carved Staghorn Handle Walking Stick with Fishing Fly Decal



The Staghorn Handle Walking Stick is ideal for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, featuring a gorgeous hazel shaft and a staghorn crown handle topped with fishing fly embedded in resin decal. This beautiful country walking stick is hand made by prizewinning stick maker John Rennie of Torphichen. 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 staghorn handle is made from stag horn collected by gamekeepers from stags that shed their antlers annually. The horn is ground, sanded and polished before being fitted to a natural wooden shaft. No animals were harmed in the collection of the horn.

The dimensions of the walking stick are:
  • Length is 126cm
  • Weight is 272g
  • The stick diameter at the top just under the handle is 23mm and tapers down to 20mm at the ferrule end.
  • Metal tipped bottom



Created On  15 Jun 2015 22:03  -  Permalink

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