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 and Apple, together with stripped, fumed, satined and turned variants of these 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.

Twister: £12.00 each
 
Twister ( 3 ) : £33.95 each
 

STRIPPED CHESTNUT

Special OfferSTRIPPED CHESTNUT

Currently on special offer!


VERY substantial stock of these excellent sticks - so longer term Special Offer
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.

WORKING - Not show winners, but strong, everyday sticks

Stripp. Chestnut Premium: £5.95 each
 
Stripp. Chestnut Standard: £5.45 each
 
Stripp. Chestnut Heavy Wt: £5.45 each
 
Stripp. Chestnut Working: £4.50 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.

WORKING - CURRENTLY NO STOCK

Reg. Chestnut Prem : £6.95 each
 
Reg. Chestnut Std : £6.45 each
 
Reg. Chestnut Heavy : £6.45 each
 
Reg. Chestnut Lt Wt: £5.95 each
 

HAZEL

HAZEL

22nd NOVEMBER - *****RESTOCKED*****

We would advise that, on reopening after three week closure, we have a particularly fine batch of Hazel to hand. 1000+ shanks on the shelf of which a limited number are stunningly figured / mottled. It will sound "cheesy", but we would encourage you to move quickly of these as they will sell on a first come, first served basis and are LIMITED.


Hazel, overall, is the default choice for stickmaking. Strong, well tapered and with varied and attractive bark markings.

Premium Grade - The best of the batch, round, well figured, well tapered and no visible defects. 23 - 27mm tops. Other diameters ( please request on comments field ) subject to stock.
Premium Mottled - 23rd NOVEMBER **SOLD OUT**

Standard Grade - Very little to set these apart from their Premium counterparts - nice bark, nice taper, typically a few more knots to add character. 23 - 27mm tops
Standard Mottled - **SOLD OUT**
Standard Grade, at present are very very close to premium all round, a few knots / cross sectional issues will set them apart.

Light weight - Same as standard but 19 - 22 at the top

Heavier weight - Again , same as standard but weightier, being 27 - 32mm at the top

Working Grade - No frills , but good, everyday working sticks. 19 - 27mm+ ( specify preference and we will supply as close to desired diameter as stock permits

We will accomodate any special requests subject to stock. ( place in comments field at end of ordering process please)

Premium Hzl : £12.95 each
 
Premium Mottled Hzl *SOLD OUT*: £0.00 each
 
Standard Hzl: £9.75 each
 
Standard Mottled Hzl**SOLD OUT**: £0.00 each
 
Light weight Hzl: £9.75 each
 
Heavy Hzl: £9.50 each
 
Working Hzl: £7.95 each
 

Fumed Chestnut Shanks

Special OfferFumed Chestnut Shanks

Currently on special offer!

Longer term Special Offer ( large stock )

These are 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: £5.95 each
 
Fumed Chestnut Standard: £5.45 each
 
Fumed Chestnut Heavy: £5.45 each
 
Fumed Chestnut Working: £4.75 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
 
Standard Apple Medium 50/52: £14.95 each
 
Standard Apple Lt Wt 50/52: £12.95 each
 
Working apple ( presently lighter weights ) : £7.95 each
 

STRIPPED ASH SHANKS

STRIPPED ASH SHANKS

52" - 54"
Great light coloured stripped sticks, similar to holly.
Well used with darker handles where a stark light / dark contrast is desired in finished appearance.
Diameters from 22 - 28mm available ( state preference in comments field at end of ordering process please )

STANDARD - Well straightened, good taper, not far behind premium in overall quality

WORKING - Good workaday sticks, not show quality but perfectly servicable.

Stripp. Ash Standard: £7.95 each
 
Stripp. Ash Heavier: £7.95 each
 
Stripp. Ash Working: £4.75 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: £6.95 each
 
St. (Blue) Chestnut Std: £6.45 each
 
Blue Chestnut (10) delivered: £56.95 each
 

Stained (Red) Chestnut

Stained  (Red) Chestnut

Stripped, then stained rich red , 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. (Red) Chestnut Prem: £6.95 each
 
St. (Red) Chestnut Std: £6.45 each
 
Red Chestnut (10 ) delivered: £56.95 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: £6.95 each
 
St. Green Chestnut Standard: £6.45 each
 
Green Chestnut (10) delivered: £56.95 each
 

Pre Xmas Sale

Orders £100+ will be discounted by 5%

Orders £250+ will be discounted by 10%

Orders £500+ will be discounted by 10% + 200 spacers FOC + Case of "151" FOC + Free Delivery

 

 

 

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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