“A+, I Love This Cane”

A+, we love this review!

One of our faithful customers took a few minutes to make this gracious review of our Root Cane.

He even highlighted our tags, which provide information about the wood, and even give a brief stick maker bio and photo on the back.

We make a point to communicate with customers so that they can make an informed choice when buying their handcrafted, American-made walking stick or walking cane. We take our work very seriously, and thoroughly appreciate all of the feedback we get.

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Why We Offer Free Shipping

Brazos Walking Sticks offers free shipping in the continental USA for all of our walking sticks and walking canes. It’s not just free pokey shipping, it’s free UPS ground shipping!

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Simply put, Free Shipping has always been about our customers. We realize that in these challenging economic times, a simple gesture like Free Shipping can really go along way with cash-strapped customers.

So that’s its. Consider Free Shipping is our way of saying “Thank You!” for supporting us as we strive to provide American-crafted walking sticks and canes to all those who may need a walking aid!

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Find A Store Near You

Brazos Walking Sticks has thousands of retailers all across the fruited plain. A common customer request is, “Where can I find a store in my area?”

The waiting is over! Thanks to the hard work of our IT professionals, we now have a handy dandy map. Feel free to peruse it to find a store that sells Brazos Walking Sticks near you!

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But, of course, for a full selection of our products, nothing beats shopping on our website. You might even find a coupon if you check out our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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Why We Love The River

Our company’s namesake—Brazos Walking Sticks—is derived from our beloved river: the Brazos River.

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The Brazos River — Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia

Early Spanish explorers called our river Rio de los Brazos de Dios — The River of the Arms of God. Running through much of northern and central Texas, the river’s waters flow gently to the Gulf of Mexico, leaving several life-giving lakes in its wake.

Our founding parent company was called Brazos Oaks—a name referring to the majestic oak trees that line the river valley in central Texas. When the walking stick business was conceived—nearly two decades ago—the name Brazos Oaks Walking Sticks was adopted. Soon that moniker gave way to the more succinct Brazos Walking Sticks. Like the river itself, each name iteration flowed naturally from its source.

Like the Lone Star State in which it exists, the Brazos River is a symbol of peace, provision, and ingenuity. So walk proudly Brazos Stick owners: the handcrafted walking stick or cane you hold is created and buttressed by a great tradition—a tradition as timeless as the river it’s named after.

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3 Reasons To Use A Walking Stick

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Children with Brazos Walking Sticks

1. Stability. Whether you’re trekking through arduous trails or simply walking down your favorite neighborhood street, a walking stick offers support and stability with every step. Three legs are always better than two!

2. Security. The mere presence of a walking stick can often times be enough to ward off an unsavory dog or other dubious creatures.

3. Style. We’ve got dozens upon dozens of styles and designs. When you walk or hike with one of our walking sticks, you’re the epitome of walking stick fashion. :-)

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Free Cane Sizing

We offer free cane sizing. Simply let us know, in the comments section of checkout, what length you would like us to size your cane to. We can not size up, but we can size virtually anything down with no problem.

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Making of a Brazos Walking Stick

This will take less than two minutes of your time. And it’s well worth watching.

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How To Use A Walking Cane

A common question that we get around here is: How do I use a walking cane? You’d think the answer would be intuitive, but it’s not! Generally speaking, walking canes are used for basic, step-by-step support. They’re not designed to be used for heavy, full-body support, but they do offer balance and stability for those with minor leg problems.

WikiHow has a good article explaining the proper use and sizing of canes. It’s worth a read.

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Half Cane. Half Stick. All Awesome.

For years we had customers asking for a walking stick that could also serve as a walking cane, a sort of dual purpose type thing. So a couple of years ago we created the Dual Purpose Staff!

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This walking cane is really a walking stick … or is it a walking stick that is really a walking cane? Not sure. But, but it really comes in handy for those who like the step by step support of a cane with the versatility of a walking stick. It also comes in handy for those who need a wee bit of help getting up from a sitting position.

The staff is crafted from oak and is both surprisingly lightweight and extremely strong.

Go buy yours now! Like all of our products, they make fantastic gifts and they are completely Made In USA!

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Brazos Sticks, Now Featuring Leather Tags!

No matter the weather or time of year, a good, handcrafted, Made-In-USA walking stick is always a faithful companion … and quite the conversation starter as well!

Many of our faithful customers ask us for business cards to pass out when they’re on their trails, because people always want to know: “Where did you get that stick?!” Alas, we are now offering an easy way to refer people to Brazos Walking Sticks, so even strangers on the street can know where you buy your handcrafted walking sticks.

Over the next several months we’ll be integrating a stylish leather tag on all of our walking sticks. The tag features genuine leather and our iconic, easy-to-recognize logo. So next time someone asks you where you purchased your walking stick, proudly show them your Brazos Walking Stick leather tag!

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Moo

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.

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Rest assured, when you support Brazos Walking Sticks you’re supporting American families and American jobs … and a few cows.

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Now With Free Shipping!

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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).

Enjoy!

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“I Finally Found The Perfect Staff”

I am convinced that the quality of the product purchased [a Brazos Walking Stick] is a direct result of the people behind it.

I have no physical limitations and am a former athlete. After 12 years of searching for the perfect Walking Stick (strait as an arrow, tall, thick, and strong) and refusing all imitators, I finally found the perfect staff yesterday! Standing straight and proud in a Brazos Bin was a gorgeous 55″ Free Form Twisted Sweet Gum Staff fitting my hand perfectly.

Following my purchase and exiting the retail store, a woman entering said to me, “Now, that is a nice stick!”

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Thank you for your pursuit of excellence and meeting my need…

Stay Safe,

STEPHEN MORTENSEN
PROVIDENCE WORKING CANINES
www.providencek9.com

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Brazos Sticks: Country Made

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.)

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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.”

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“A Great Show Piece”

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!

James Harper

Buy your own Twisted Hickory walking stick now!

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Walking = Life

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.

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About Our Craftsmen

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.

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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.

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From Texas To Egypt

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.

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Rave Review

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!

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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!

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Our Craftsmen: American Masters Of Wood

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.

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