Milled Chestnut Crook
54 in. tall crook is beautifully milled and scorched to highlight the natural grain of the wood. Satin varnish ensures durability and shine.
Made in Germany from a single piece of select English chestnut. Dimensions are approximate and may vary slightly. Includes an attached nickel-plated ferrule at the bottom.
As each piece of wood is different, and each crook is made by hand, variations will occur.
In 1868, in the small community of Lindewerra, Germany, an unassuming man named Johannes began producing walking sticks as supplemental income. It was his son, Louis, who took production to a new level—by developing new styles, tools and techniques.
During the volatile post-WWII years, the business was moved from Lindewerra (in East Germany) across the border to Bad Sooden-Allendorf (West Germany). By the 1970s, over 600,000 sticks were produced annually. As production and facilities grew, the business expanded into orthopedic walking aids.
Today, the same family now employs over 40 craftsmen in two production facilities. Their focus remains on classic walking sticks, natural canes and hunting sticks. Alloy and carbon poles have also been added to their product offering. Although they are outfitted with modern and efficient equipment, many of wooden sticks are crafted the same way they were in 1868—by careful hands, vintage tools, and unparalleled skill.
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Helen C from Maine
I bought this as a birthday gift for my partner. We do not have sheep yet - still working on our fencing. However, one of our Border Collies likes to herd chickens and Jeff loved getting this crook as he teaches her commands and uses it to help guide direction, it is not used to hook chickens or the dog. It is attractive, a good length and lightweight.
Benjamin B from Missouri
Works wells for lambs.
Jerek H from Oregon
This won't work on medium sized ewes. Maybe it works on goats. I keep buying Premier crooks when they get new ones but have yet to find a useful one. Makes a great hiking stick and well balanced but the opening needs to fit a sheep's neck.
Carolyn H from Montana
We have looked everywhere for wooden crooks. The aluminum crooks are cold and hard to hold onto because they are slick. We were delighted to find these. The little texture makes them easy to hold onto and they aren't cold. When you work sheep in extreme temperatures that is a necessity, not just a preference. My only wish would be that someone would make one from a more durable wood like oak. We have ordered 2 so far. Love them!