Espley Walking Sticks handcrafted in north Wales, United Kingdom
My interest in walking sticks began over thirty years ago when I wanted a thumbstick and all I could find at local shows were poor quality and overpriced factory-made specimens, so I decided to make my own and purchased a book on the craft of stick dressing.
One after another I turned out sticks from hazelwood, making simple knobsticks and thumbsticks, but the pictures in my book were of splendid horn handled crooks and stick handles with carved animal heads and I was determined to learn the skills necessary to create such works of art.
I specialise in Welsh mountain rams horn handled sticks, particularly plain market sticks and shepherds crooks but also decorated handles with animal carvings.
My walking sticks are finished to the highest standard, made in the traditional way, well balanced and proportioned with a nice comfortable hand, all intended for daily use.
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My stick has safely arrived. It’s stunning and I love it. Fits perfect in my hand and so light. Thank you
Sally. Tiverton, Devon
Hi Tony just received one of your Rams horn trout sticks from my family for my 65th birthday I am absolutely delighted with it thank you.
Stay safe @ well.
Hi Tony, Received both crooks today in good order. They really look fantastic!
You’re an artist!
Thnxs very much!
Dear Mr Espley,
The stick has arrived, and I am delighted with it. Thank you so much for your fantastic service. I popped the cheque in the post last night so it should be with you soon.
Thank you once again, you have saved the day!
Tony; Very pleased thank you.I’m not sure how the crook was sent, but was delivered by FedEx, very quickly. Might have told you that already. It is more beautiful than pictured. You also get the prize for packaging.
Everything is perfect, thanks.
Just to let you know our stick arrived this morning.
My husband is very happy with it. It is a lovely item.
Hi Tony, Thank you so, so much, the stick arrived this morning and it’s beautiful – a real work of art. You are very talented and I know Andy will be delighted with his present…and I’m sure he’ll be tweeting out his appreciation after Christmas.
Best wishes for Christmas & the new year.
Hi Tony, Walking stick arrived its perfect. Many thanks, excellent service.
Tony; Very pleased thank you.I’m not sure how the crook was sent, but was delivered by FedEx, very quickly. Might have told you that already. It is more beautiful than pictured. You also get the prize for packaging. Everything is perfect, thanks.
Tony, Many thanks – stick arrived and exceeds the web pics that’s for sure, the shaft colour is truly brill in my opinion.
The testimonials your site do you proud and do add this one if it assists. Have just given it a first outing in the rain with the dogs and the length is just right for me.
Good luck with your sales for Xmas 2015 and trust you have a great festive break too.
My crook has just arrived and I must say I’m absolutely delighted, it’s everything I thought of and more!! The finish is excellent and the balance perfect.
Time for a test run I think.
Stick arrived today, delighted, thank you!
Here we are in 2020 and in the middle of the COVID lockdown as I write. I am fortunate that I can carry on working in my workshop and continue to sell walking sticks. Quality rams horn Rams horn of the quality necessary to make horn handles from is becoming increasingly difficult to find. Partly …
I’m pleased to say that stick making is now my full-time occupation. As you can see there is a much broader selection of sticks available to purchase. I can now offer more black buffalo horn sticks, crooks, walkers and thumbsticks as this material is in plentiful supply, unlike rams horn which is still difficult to …
I think I have made upwards of 100 walking sticks of all types so far this year, as always the shepherds crooks in rams horn are the most popular. This is a hectic time of the year trying to get all the Christmas orders out. A lot of orders coming in requiring engraved collars fitted and making 20 …