"Pepper Tree" Chestnut Crook
Beautifully milled and carved to imitate pepper tree wood, this crook is truly one of a kind. Made of a single piece of sweet chestnut that is bent, slightly scorched and highlighted with a satin finish.
Each crook is handmade in Germany from natural materials, so variations will occur. Height is approximately 54 inches and includes a nickel-plated ferrule at the bottom.
We are certain you will appreciate the quality and uniqueness of this one-of-a-kind item!
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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Jerek H from Oregon
I just ordered this with the milled crook hoping I finally could get a useful alternative to the heavy and shortlived Jeffer's crooks. Although nicely balanced and beautifully carved it cannot hold my 140 lb ewes, it is just too small. The Kiwi or Aluminum crooks are the correct size but their material is inferior to this chestnut.
David M from Virginia
I have been looking for a shepherd's crook for years, to use as a hiking stick. I bought the pepper stick chestnut shepherd's crook, and am very happy with the purchase. The stick is exactly what I was looking for, and I plan to enjoy it for many years. For the price, this item is a tremendous value. I would enthusiastically recommend this product to anyone who has an interest in shepherd's crooks or hiking sticks.
Troy G from Missouri
I love my chestnut crook walking stick. I make walking sticks for others but never a crook. I've always wanted one. I will be buying one for my friend who is a quite the hiker. 50 bucks which included shipping is a steal for such a nice piece of art and these crook sticks are pieces of art, no question!