Shepherds staff crook or hook is red oak wood, Amish handmade and steam bent. Stands Between 66 and 69 Inches Tall. You will also see numerous depictions in art of Jesus Christ carrying a shepherd’s staff. Therefore, he is frequently referred to as the shepherd of Christian followers. Not only does the shepherd’s crook serve as a walking stick, but they may also serve a significant function in the shepherding world.
How a shepherd staff was used
The curved handle is normally wide enough to fit around the neck of a sheep or goat, allowing a herder to catch an animal that is straying and reroute them to a different direction. The shepherds staff would also be used to rescue an animal that had slipped out of reach of the shepherd. The duties of a shepherd in an unenclosed country like Palestine were very onerous. “In early morning he led forth the flock from the fold, marching at its head to the spot where they were to be pastured. Here he watched them all day, taking care that none of the sheep strayed, and if any for a time eluded his watch and wandered away from the rest, seeking diligently till he found and brought it back. The shepherds staff was a very important tool.
In those lands sheep require to be supplied regularly with water, and the shepherd for this purpose has to guide them either to some running stream or to wells dug in the wilderness and furnished with troughs. The shepherds staff was a very handy tool that helped guide the flock. At night he brought the animals home to the fold, counting them as they passed under the rod at the door to assure himself that none were missing. Nor did his labors always end with sunset. Often he had to guard the fold through the dark hours from the attack of wild beasts. Also, the wily attempts of a prowling thief. They would soon learn what a shepherds staff was all about.
Personalize the staff
Inscriptions can be routed in the wood to make it personalized for a pastor. Contact us with your idea and we can work out the extra fee. Great as a prop for school or church plays. Many of our customers use the red oak wood shepherds staff functionally to control their flock of sheep or goats.