Many of our employees live an agrarian lifestyle here in beautiful Central Texas. Our neighbors are not only people, but cows, sheep, coyotes — all manner of animals you’d see in and around a farm.
Rest assured, when you support Brazos Walking Sticks you’re supporting American families and American jobs … and a few cows.
In an effort to better serve our wonderful customers, we are now offering 100% free shipping on everything we sell. This isn’t pokey “super saver” shipping, but speedy UPS Ground shipping — completely and absolutely free.
Try it out now with our best-selling stick of all time (or any other stick or cane of your choice).
Most of us here at Brazos Walking Sticks enjoy the country life. We live out in the country. Work out in the country. Play out in the country. You name it — it’s just part of our cultural DNA. (The photo below was shot just a mile or so from our facility, by Ben Owen Photography.)
Our roots in country life compliment and parallel our roots in fine craftsmanship. Whether we’re on our knees in our gardens, out tending to our livestock, or in our shops making walking sticks, it’s all part of a unique, fading piece of Americana — and it’s part of the American experience that we still cherish dearly.
So Brazos Walking Sticks are as American as apple pie. Our country boys make each piece by hand, careful to select only the finest materials. When you feel one of our walking sticks in your hand you’ll know what we mean when we talk about “the quality of American craftsmanship.”
Getting complimentary emails and letters from customers never gets old. It’s nice to know that we make products that last for years, and can be handed down from generation to generation.
Several years ago at Christmas time a nephew of mine gave a gift to me: one of your great Brazos Walking Sticks (Hickory Twisted 58”). I have always been appreciative of all his choices, especially when it comes to gifts!
The stick has been a great show piece in my office where for the last 28 years since my retirement I have spent many hours each day. Having been twice a survivor of cancer since 2001, I often point out to guests and visitors my numerous walking canes and my favorite Brazos Walking Stick!
Buy your own Twisted Hickory walking stick now!
Some experts are saying that physical inactivity is the biggest health problem of the 21st Century. Wow!
There’s a lot in this short Everybody Walk film to chew on. It’s worth your time to watch it.
If you don’t want to watch the video, here’s the take away: If you want to live a long and healthy life, then you better be walking.
One of the most oft-asked questions we get is, “Who makes your walking sticks?”
The stick makers we employ have a few things in common: They’re all artisans, masters of wood. They all get their training and patterns from us at our main facility. They all work out of their own “cottage industry” shops, in most cases based right out of their homes. They all live within 1 to 20 miles of our facility in beautiful Central Texas.
Many of our stick makers are homeschool dads supporting families of all sizes. Most of them have a deep faith and deep understanding of how their work matters, not only for daily provision, but for their wholeness as human beings.
To achieve The Feel of Nature, our walking stick makers put their hearts and souls into each piece. That’s why we guarantee our walking sticks for life. And that’s what we mean when we say we offer the Quality of American Craftsmanship.
We’re always talking about how Brazos Walking Sticks are Made In The USA. Or, as we like to say down here, “Handcrafted In Texas.”
Indeed, our humble, Texas-made walking sticks have been all over the world. A while back we had a photo contest where we asked our customers to send us photos of themselves using a Brazos Walking Stick. We got some interesting replies, but none more interesting than this one from the Pyramids of Egypt.
So … from Texas to Egypt. Quite a journey for a handmade walking stick.
We really appreciate all of our customers (so many of you!) who take the time to write in reviews and testimonials of our products. We can’t tell you how much it means to us. Thanks you!
I have two sticks — love them. Took the travel stick on a cruise. Had a LOT of people stop and ask me where I got it — had one guy offer me $200 for it on the spot. I wouldn’t give it up!
One a more serious note — I have been having slight balance problems over the past year and the “stick” makes a world of difference — thanks for making a wonderful product.
And on the next cruise I will lash the stick to my wrist so another old guy doesn’t grab it and run off.
- Steve F.
Get your very own collapsible Traveler’s Walking Stick for only $65 (with free shipping). Now you can take your walking stick anywhere!
Our walking stick makers are all masters of wood, and the Made-In-USA products they create for us are all created one a time — with passionate craftsmanship. Take a minute, watch this short video, and learn more about our craftsmen and the one-of-a-kind walking sticks and canes they create.
If you’re thinking of a walking stick with a lot of character, The Freeform Ironwood Walking Stick is probably your best bet. Ironwood (American Hornbeam is the flavor we use) is tough as nails and the character and “movement” of the stick makes it unique among its wooden brothers.
As beautiful as ironwood is, the downside of an ironwood walking stick is its relative heft. While not as dense as hickory, ironwood does have a robustness to it that some might characterize as on the heavier side. So petite gals might want to shy away from it.
Currently orders are shipping within 3 to 5 biz days, not counting holidays. Thanks!
As of 12/14, order with 2-day expedited shipping to ensure delivery by Christmas.
As of today, 12/11/12, UPS regular ground shipping is no longer guaranteed. In all likelihood UPS will still get you your regular ground shipment in time for Christmas, but they aren’t making any promises at this point.
To absolutely guarantee delivery by Christmas, choose an expedited shipping option.
Ho ho ho.
ALL ORDERS GUARANTEED BY CHRISTMAS. ORDERS WITHOUT CUSTOMIZATION ARE SHIPPING NOW WITHIN 3 TO 4 BUSINESS DAYS. ORDERS WITH CUSTOMIZATION ARE SHIPPING WITHIN 5 BUSINESS DAYS, TYPICALLY.
Brazos Walking Sticks boasts a 5 star rating on Amazon over the past 12 months. OK, it’s actually 4.9 stars, but we thought it wise to round up.
Here are a few recent reviews we’ve received on Amazon:
- This was a gift sent to another state, but it arrived ahead of schedule and the recipient was pleased.
- Great product, and super fast shipping
- Was glad we ordered it….just as described. Absolutely no complaints whatsoever on this order.
Read ‘em all here.
So hickory is our best selling wood. We sell it by the truckload. Hickory moves faster than a cheetah on Christmas Eve*. With that said, people often want to know the pros and cons of hickory … so here goes nothing:
- Aesthetically pleasing. ‘Nuff said.
- Strong as an ox. It really doesn’t get any stronger than hickory.
- Your children’s children will use your hickory stick … they last forever.
- It’s available in abundance.
- Dense and formidable.
- It’s dense … therefore it’s a wee bit on the heavy side.
- It’s not really what we’d call edible. With enough marinade, though, it’s palatable.
- That’s it!
Hickory really is an ideal choice for either a walking stick or a walking cane. So browse are plethora of hickory products, and happy hiking.
*I made that little saying up. I have no idea what it means.