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 Welcome to our Homepage where you can choose from individually handmade bespoke wading sticks for fishermen, shooting sticks, hiking sticks, crooks and stickmaking materials.  ALL ITEMS ARE HANDMADE BY STUART.  DELIVERY TIMES DEPEND UPON THE WAITING LIST AND TIME OF YEAR.   PLEASE EMAIL  wildmansticksbushcraft@gmail.com  OR  TELEPHONE STUART ON 07488399152 FOR DELIVERY ESTIMATES.
WE ALSO OFFER STICKMAKING CLASSES which are usually run on a weekend on a sunday from October to the last weekend in March (please contact Stuart either by email or telephone for dates before booking.  Courses run from beginners to advanced level.  Tuition in woodcarving and horn-bending also available which is run on an evening if you live locally, again contact Stuart before booking.  A minimum of 3 hours is bookable and up to a total of 5 hours at a cost of £30 per hour.  Additional subjects which cannot be covered on the courses, can be specifically dealt with on a one to one tuition basis.   The workshop is situated in Ripon, cathedral city of the Yorkshire Dales.
     All items are made in the traditional manner with locally sourced materials wherever possible and handcrafted, each stick being therefore a unique item.  All shanks used are from sustainable sources and available in a choice of four different shank types: sweet chestnut, peeled chestnut, hazel and ash. 
     For basic sticks we offer hiker sticks, V thumbsticks, regency, crook - nose out, market stick - nose in and lyre thumb.  These are carved from woods which are available at the time of ordering.
     To individualise your sticks you can choose from carved heads, eg specific types of bird such as eagle, pheasant or mallard (any other type of bird can also be carved).
     Dog heads are available in particular breeds.  Send  photographs of your dog, ie front, back, sides and from above.

     Coins and engraved collars with your name on them, screw joints for taking the stick apart when you are travelling, can be fitted to make your stick more personalised and to save space.

BUSHCRAFT COURSES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE - running from the start of April to the last weekend of September.  Telephone or email Stuart for details regarding times and locations.

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