Spiraled Chestnut Crook
Single piece of beautiful chestnut wood that has been bent, flamed and twice turned to create a unique double spiral design. Modeled after a German walking stick called "Ziegenhainer", which was traditionally shaped by wrapping a honeysuckle root around the branch of a cornel cherry tree.
Finished with a nickle-plated ferrule at the bottom, this crook is approximately 54 inches tall. Each piece is created by hand, which guarantees a unique and beautiful product.
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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Jeff S from Kansas
I purchased these as gifts to pastors in our church organization throughout the Midwest at a recent celebration. The hand-turned German craftsmanship devoted to these Shepherd’s Crooks was of such exquisite quality that it is nigh unbelievable to see how economical they are priced at Premier 1. Thank you Premier 1 for helping us bless these pastors with the ultimate symbol of their call!
Jonathan L from Alabama
Looks nice, but is not practical for actual use. Broke in first few months of use. Not abused or anything…it’s just made of light soft wood. Needs to be made of a hardier wood.
Josh B from Tennessee
It’s a beautiful spiral crook but the hook is too small for adult sheep. I can use it on lambs but not good for sheep that are 8 months and older. I may have to purchase another crook for my adult sheep. Premier’s products are always good quality and I've never has an issue with any of them before.
Flipp G from Tennessee
The stick was a superb piece of craftsmanship.
I like it a great deal, however; I use it as a walking stick.
I do think that the hook should be a little larger for working goat herders.
For my purpose, it is FAR beyond expectations.
Natasha R from Illinois
This is a beautiful spiraled chestnut crook for walking—my mother loves it because is is not a cane but a walking stick that is taller. It’s great for walks at the nature center.