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    Where to buy cromach in USA

    I am looking to purchase a custom made cromach as a gift for a friend. Does anyone know of someone who makes them? Google search isn't coming up with much here in the USA and I'm just afraid that the postage and duty from the UK would be pretty high. I'm not looking for inexpensive but prefer quality workmanship.

    Any suggestions appreciated.

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    Our member Thomas Holcombe was making some real beauties. You might want to PM him if he doesn't spot this. He's U.S. based.
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    I've have not purchased from here yet, but I've been looking. http://www.wolston.com/crooks/crooks.html
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    A sheep herding supply store.

    Kind of like this one. - https://www.sheepman.com/product-cat...herding-tools/

    A cromach is a tool used in the herding of sheep. Yes, you see some photos of guys in kilts with a cromach but that has nothing to do with the kilt. It is to show that they are also sheep herders.

    Or thinking that it makes them look more like landed Gentry. (Landed Gentry - A British social class below nobility or peerage that own land and usually an estate or country house. The Landed Gentry were not in business, "The taint of trade" and instead of making or producing something, instead of having a job, lived off the income derived from rents.)
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    EdinSteve is offline Membership Suspended for repeated rule violations.
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    If you go salmon fishing a wading staff is a very similar item but I agree that otherwise it is a tad pretentious, unless you have walking difficulties that is!

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    If you have mobility issues then get a proper mobility aid. If you need a staff to help you on hilly terrain use a proper walking staff.

    A Cromach is also called a shepherd crook. But what is so often seen is a guy in a kilt, in his estate tweeds, leaning on it, just for the visual appeal.
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