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From my first conversation with Doug, it was obvious he was a true craftsman.. the blackthorn stick was made to measure / specification and delivered within 2 weeks as promised.. the workmanship is excellent , it was great value and Doug was an absolute pleasure to deal with.. Thank You!! I will be back for more.. Simon Gregory


First class skilled professional walking stick maker. Doug Storton 


Amazing! I broke my old stick but the antler top was my father's. Doug put on a new blackthorn shank and beautiful brass ferrule - now it's even better than it was brand new! Very quick and easy - thank you so much. Highly recommend to anyone. Lottie Mazhindu 


I bought a walking stick and a hiking stick for my husband from Shire Sticks and was thrilled with both. Fantastic craftsmanship and some lovely personal attention to detail make these sticks something to treasure. A small coin nailed to the stick with my husband's date of birth on it just added that little extra personal touch.

Doug is really friendly and approachable, if you need any advice he's more than willing to help you. I hadn't even considered what would be the right length to buy until Doug mentioned it.

Each stick, being hand made, is unique which is lovely in this day and age of mass production and they are very affordable. I can't recommend Shire Sticks highly enough. Lynda James

Received my beautiful handmade stick from ShireSticks today. Its a real pleasure to own such handmade artistry. Doug is a real craftsman. Can't recommend ShireSticks highly enough.. Looking forward to getting some miles on it. Simon Driver


ShireSticks have a passion for stickmaking seldom seen in other crafts. Doug cares deeply for his artform and creates wonderful and useful walking sticks. He is also a cracking bloke. Kevin Moody

Hello Doug, I want you to know that I am absolutely delighted with the antler-handle hiking stick and walking stick that my wife, Lynda, bought me for Christmas. The hiking stick, particularly, is a work of art. Interestingly, I've been following you for a while on Facebook and have been following the making of the hiking stick. It is something I will treasure - a beautifully made, unique object made by an ingenious craftsman.. Thank you again!


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I've got them Doug, thank you. That's some parcelling to be proud of! I am thrilled with them, they are perfect. Once Christmas is over I will put a posting on your Facebook site. Have a merry Christmas. Best wishes


Hi Doug, The stick has been a great success and much admired.


I have been watching the Shire Sticks FB page ever since it started. I have admired the various sticks that Doug makes and always dreamt 'one day !' That day finally arrived on Wednesday when I purchased a Shire Sticks thumb stick made from 100 year old mahogany with Ebony inlay on a Hazel Shank. It arrived today and I marvel at the quality and workmanship that has gone into its making. You can almost feel the loving care and craftsmanship. If you are thinking of buying a handcrafted, individual stick, look no further and take the plunge and buy. I promise you will not be disappointed.



Got the stick Doug.I am very pleased with it and will be trying it out tomorrow

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