NATURAL SHANKS

UK's largest and best one stop bulk selection of timbers for stickmaking. Over 5000pcs is stock at any one time. Premium, Standard, Working, Light & Heavy weight sticks in Hazel, Chestnut, Apple, Ash and Blackthorn. Also turned Oak, Ash & various exotic timbers.

Chestnut Twisters

Chestnut Twisters

4'6" ( 137cm ) length and 23 - 26mm top diameter.

These are carefully selected " Premium" chestnut shanks, stripped, then expertly spiral grooved, by hand, on a machine, using first a broad "fingernail" faced cutter and then another identical cutter, the second cut being half the width of the first.
The resultant pattern is as close to a natural "vine" created grooving as it's possible to get.
The sticks are then flamed and lightly polished.
Very attractive, eye catching, dependable strong sticks.

Price: £10.95 each
 

STRIPPED CHESTNUT

STRIPPED CHESTNUT

Same material as regular chestnut (52 - 54") but stripped and longer air dried. The knotting is still very much a feature, many of our regular customers for these are fond of pyrographing designs onto them.
Stripped shanks always a good contrasting choice for darker coloured handles.

PREMIUM - very best available, superbly straight and assured taper.

STANDARD - good everyday stick, well balanced and very well straightened. 23 - 26mm

HEAVY WEIGHT - Tops are 27 - 30+mm.

Stripp. Chestnut Premium: £7.95 each
 
Stripp. Chestnut Standard: £7.45 each
 
Stripp. Chestnut Heavy Wt: £7.45 each
 

CHESTNUT

CHESTNUT

Seasoned & straightened....strong, nicely tapered, rich burgundy / chocolate coloured bark with interesting, regular figuring around the numerous, carefully dressed knots. Take a beautiful oiled finish.

All shanks in range 52" - 54"

PREMIUM - very best available, superbly straight and assured taper. Generally 23 - 26mm tops.

STANDARD - good everyday stick, well balanced and very well straightened. Generally 23 - 26mm top diameter

HEAVY - as standard but 27 - 30+mm tops.

LIGHT WEIGHT - Tops are 22mm or less.


EXTRA LONG ( 1.5m - 1.6m in length with 28 - 33mm tops) These HEAVIER chestnut are useful as "Stalking Poles" or in uses where something beyond the standard 4'6" is required. Standard and premium grades stocked. Very even.

Reg. Chestnut Prem : £7.95 each
 
Reg. Chestnut Std : £7.45 each
 
Reg. Chestnut Heavy : £7.45 each
 
Reg. Chestnut Lt Wt: £7.45 each
 
Chestnut Ex Long Prem: £9.95 each
 
Chestnut Ex Long Std: £9.45 each
 

Stained Ash Shanks

Stained Ash Shanks

Natural Ash shanks (52 - 54") treated by immersion with light brown stain.
Ash being the hard wood that it is, the stain is taken up very evenly on the bark, but only superficially over the dressed knots...so these may be very easily dressed to reveal a nice contrasting lighter underlying colour...a very striking effect when done over the full length of these heavily knotted shanks.
Every bit as strong as Natural ash.

Premium - superbly straight, very even knotting
Standard - well knotted, well straightened
Working - excellent sticks , evenly knotted but perhaps a corrected dogleg or minor bark blemish

Very even diameters in current stock 23 - 26mm tops available at the present time, no light or heavy weights.

Stained Ash (Premium ): £7.95 each
 
Stained Ash ( Standard ): £7.45 each
 
Stained Ash ( Working ) : £5.45 each
 

HAZEL

HAZEL

The all round favourite 52 - 54".
Choose from.,
PREMIUM ( Very best available, exceptional )
STANDARD ( Good everyday sticks 23 - 26mm )
HEAVY ( 27mm - 32mm tops - request weight )
LIGHT WEIGHT ( Tops 22mm and less )
WORKING GRADE ( No frills - sturdy, ideal beaters / selling sticks)

Seasoned, straightened and ready to go. No lacquer or ferrule - finish to your own preference.
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Ex long hazel ( 1.5 - 1.6m and tops 28 - 33mm ) best used as stalking / long wading poles.

Hzl Premium : £10.95 each
 
Hzl standard : £8.45 each
 
Hzl heavy : £8.45 each
 
Hzl Lt Wt Standard: £8.45 each
 
Hzl working : £5.45 each
 
Hzl Ex Long Prem: £10.95 each
 
Hzl Ex Long Std: £10.45 each
 

Fumed Chestnut Shanks

Fumed Chestnut Shanks

Stripped Chestnut, carefully dried then fumed using ammonia, resulting in a unique, rich, mid brown finish which will complement a wide variety of tops.

All shanks in range 50" - 54"

PREMIUM - very best available, good taper, superbly well straightened

STANDARD - good everyday stick, well balanced and very well straightened.
Generally 23 - 26mm tops

HEAVY - as standard but 27mm+ tops.

WORKING - good workaday sticks, perhaps a larger dressed off knot or corrected dogleg, but well serviceable

Fumed Chestnut Premium: £7.95 each
 
Fumed Chestnut Standard: £7.45 each
 
Fumed Chestnut Heavy: £7.45 each
 

ASH

ASH

European ash. Long slow growth in colder Eastern European areas bestows density and strength on these sticks.

Natural bark is greeny grey with with a selection of interesting bark patterning. Prominent knotting.
52" - 54" in length.

PREMIUM - very best available,show standard straightness and taper

STANDARD - good everyday stick, well balanced and very well straightened 23 - 26mm tops.

WORKING - well straightened but may have corrected doglegs or slight damage to bark. Perfectly useable for selling / working sticks


Ash premium: £7.95 each
 
Ash standard: £7.45 each
 
Ash working: £4.95 each
 

CRAB APPLE

CRAB APPLE


Exceptional sticks, Apple have the richest and best figured bark of all of our shanks, together with prominent regular knotting - just like Blackthorn!!!!! Our illustration shows apple shanks as we supply them, "seasoned and straightened" only.....much can be made of the finish, either using oil or quality varnish / lacquer, where several coats of these materials can be applied to great effect.

Premium - best available - exceptional straight sticks and lovely taper.
Standard - very similar to Premium in apple, perhaps a knot requiring dressing or a little greater taper to set them apart
Working - perfectly servicable sticks, perhaps some correction in straightness required - easily acheivable as no varnish / finish in present.
We will accomodate specific diameters where stock permits....put requirement in comments field at end of ordering process please. Lightweights "sub 23mm". Medium weights 23 - 26mm. Heavier weights ( limited stock ) 26mm+ when available in the requested specification.

Premium Apple Medium 50/52: £16.95 each
 
Premium Apple Lt Wt 50/52: £14.95 each
 
Premium apple heavier 50/52: £16.95 each
 
Standard Apple Medium 50/52: £12.95 each
 
Standard Apple Lt Wt 50/52: £10.95 each
 
Standard Apple heavier 50/52: £14.95 each
 
Working apple: £5.95 each
 

Stained (Blue) Chestnut

Stained  (Blue) Chestnut

Stripped, then stained mid/navy blue , these add a nice "contemporary" countrystyle appearance to the shank line up.
The colour compliments any manner of tops from ram's horn and timber through to buffalo and stag & sits very well indeed with the everyday tones of the great outdoors!!!
52" - 54"
Standard & Premium will be in the range 23- 26mm tops
Lightweight 20- 22mm
Try something different!!!

St. (Blue) Chestnut Prem: £7.95 each
 
St. (Blue) Chestnut Std: £7.45 each
 

Stained (Green) Chestnut

Stained  (Green) Chestnut

Stripped, then stained mid green , these add a nice "contemporary" countrystyle appearance to the shank line up.
The colour compliments any manner of tops from ram's horn and timber through to buffalo and stag & sits very well indeed with the everyday tones of the great outdoors!!!
52" - 54"
Standard & Premium will be in the range 23- 26mm tops
Lightweight 20- 22mm
Try something different!!!

St. Green Chestnut Premium: £7.95 each
 
St. Green Chestnut Standard: £7.45 each
 

We DO NOT ship horn or wood to outwith the EU...specifically to the USA, Canada or Australia as there are potentially Customs issues.

 

Ordering - How it Works

1. Browse the categories, adding the items that interest you to the cart. 

2. Submit the order to us with your full contact details. 

3. We assess the order and  calculate the most cost effective carriage option.

4. Finally, we contact you, advise the preferred carriage option and request payment.

 

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