Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day from Brazos Walking Sticks. Remember that all of our walking sticks and canes are Made In USA!

So whether you want a stylish, handcrafted cane, or a sturdy, useful hiking staff, Brazos Walking Sticks has just what you’re looking for. And our sticks make great gifts for dads!

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All About VolksWalking

Brazos Walking Sticks proudly supports the sport of walking with the American Volkssport Association. Check out this video to learn what they’re all about, and find a walk near you!


Press Release On The Traveler’s Stick

Brazos Walking Sticks announced today the launch of its beautiful wood Traveler’s Stick (TM), which breaks into sections, in seconds, from a full 55 inches to a compact 19 inches. Traveling by airplane, in a small car or on a bike with one’s favorite, full-size, handcrafted walking staff has been practically impossible, until now. Travelers, geocachers, RVers, scouts, outdoorsmen, outdoorswomen, campers, backpackers, hikers and safari travelers now have a choice over cold metal and brittle plastic.

The new Traveler’s Stick offers the same quality, stability and utility of a one-piece stick, yet unscrews into three equal parts for easy transportation. Unassembled, this sectional walking stick will fit easily into an airplane’s overhead bin, in a backpack, strapped to a bike, or in the trunk of a car. With its small and discreet size, this staff can be taken virtually anywhere.

Please read the entire press release, and buy a Traveler’s Stick to take The Feel of Nature wherever you go!


Travel In Style

Probably one of the most frequent requests we get around here is for a stick that breaks down into three easy parts, making it easier to travel with. While we’ve tried our hand at producing such a stick through the years, we’ve never really had a product we were comfortable with — until now.

Introducing the Traveler’s Stick. This ingenious beauty is crafted from oak and it’s made to easily break down into three 19-inch segments, making it ideal for anyone wanting to stow it away in a trunk, an airplane overhead bin, a backpack, or just about anywhere.

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We also sell a handy leatherette Traveler’s Bag, making it easy to take your trusty walking companion wherever you go. Like all of our handcrafted products, the Traveler’s Stick and Traveler’s Bag are handcrafted by our skilled craftsmen using time-tested methods and quality materials. Take one out to travel with, and you’ll know why we say Brazos Walking Sticks delivers The Feel of Natureâ„¢.

Buy a Traveler’s Stick now.


Walk The Pooch With The Brazos Walking Sticks FitnessWalker!

Paw Prints The Magazine recently did a piece on our FitnessWalker, highlighting the stick’s intrinsic utility and flexibility while being used for something as simple as walking a dog. Here’s a snippet:

These walking sticks are fantastic! Not only are they very light weight and comfortable to use, they look great. The wood is a much nicer feel than all the high tech aircraft aluminum and carbon fiber poles on the market. I have a leash that attaches around my belt so I was able to use two sticks giving my arms a great workout as well. If you have to use a handheld leash you can use one FitnessWalker and still get the benefit of burning extra calories.

The great thing about the FitnessWalker is it’s ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in your hand while you trek through your neighborhood, favorite trail, fitness track, or anywhere, really. So get the leash out and get outside with a Brazos Walking Sticks FitnessWalker — you’ll be glad you did! And, like all of our handcrafted walking sticks and canes, the FitnessWalker is Made In USA!

Buy a FitnessWalker (or two!) now.

 

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The FitnessWalker

As potentially the largest manufacturer and distributor of handcrafted, wooden walking sticks and canes in America, Brazos Walking Sticks is always looking to create innovative products that meet a need for beauty, functionality, and overall health and well-being. 

To that end, we’d like to introduce you to our new instant classic — The Brazos Walking Sticks FitnessWalker.

With its sleek, contoured design, the FitnessWalker allows for a balanced upper-body workout while you trek through your neighborhood, park, or favorite trail. For even better results, two FitnessWalkers can be used for a full-body experience.

Look at what others are saying:

 

These walking sticks are fantastic! Not only are they very light weight and comfortable to use, they look great. The wood is a much nicer feel than all the high tech aircraft aluminum and carbon fiber poles on the market. — Dale E. Smith, Paw Prints magazine. 

Click here to read the entire Paw Prints article. For further reading, check out About.com’s feature piece on the FitnessWalker.

Like all of our walking sticks and canes, the FitnessWalker is handcrafted by our artisans right here in Texas; each piece is truly one-of-a-kind.

And, remember, for any orders over $59, Brazos Walking Sticks offers free shipping.

It’s not too late to start walking for health, and with Brazos Walking Sticks’ FitnessWalker, you can make that healthy change today!


Proud Eagle Scouts

These four Eagle Scouts are decked out with their Twisted Sassafras Walking Sticks, loaded with compasses and custom laser engraving for their special occasion.

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Brazos Walking Sticks are a perfect Scouting gift, and if your organization buys in quantity of 6 or more you’re eligible for a 20 percent group discount!


Add A Versatile Spike To Your Walking Stick

If you’d like to accessorize your walking stick, Brazos Walking Sticks gives you plenty of options. We offer everything from custom laser engraving to Texas State Seals.

As far as ferrules go, we have a plethora of options to choose from. All of our sticks come with a standard rubber ferrule; this rubber tip provides sure “footing” for just about any environment. We do, however, offer three types of ferrules that both ardent hikers and enthusiasts would be interested in:

The Lee Valley Spike



This spike is out top-of-the-line model. It boasts a brass construction with a removable spike and rubber tip.

The Combination Spike

This spike is our most popular spike accessory. At $12 it’s affordable and highly functional. If you’re out trekking in the forest somewhere, just pull the rubber tip off and the spiked end will dig into the ground for secure hiking and positioning. Ready to go back onto pavement? Just slide the rubber tip back on and you’re ready to go!

The Spike Ferrule

This spike is for serious hikers! With a fine point spike, it’ll be your trusty companion through miles of rough terrain.

If you’re interested in accessorizing your stick, simply choose “Buy Now” from the particular stick’s page on our website. After you click Buy Now, a list of accessory options for your stick will appear.

Enjoy your new accessory!


Ouch! Not A Good Use Of A Stick

In 1856 Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts was beaten repeatedly with a metal-knobbed walking cane. The attacker — a South Carolina congressman named Preston Brooks — whacked Sumner into unconsciousness over the course of a “long minute,” and then calmly walked away. The motivation behind the attack was an anti-slavery senatorial address directed toward Brooks’ pro-slavery kinsman, Senator Andrew Butler of South Carolina.



After the beating Brooks was promptly censured by the House of Representatives, and, shortly thereafter, died at only 37. Sumner, on the other hand, recovered from the attack and served another 18 years in the Senate.

The infamous beating was certainly a low point in the pre-Civil War period of United States history. One lesson learned: no matter what raises your ire, the proper use of a Brazos Walking Stick — or any walking stick for that matter — is for walking support.

But let’s not forget, there are many other legitimate uses as well!


A Father & Son Hike

The following essay was written by a young man named Steven, the son of our marketing director. We hope it gives you a glimpse into one young man’s journey with his trusty walking stick.

One day, Dad, my brother Michael, and I decided to hike to the Bosque river, which flows about a mile from our house, to explore and exercise. We picked up our walking sticks and headed down the trail.

The first part of the way was a rarely used access road for a gas pipeline which led through a “cedar” juniper stand. Along we walked, sometimes talking, sometimes listening to the sounds of the country. About two-thirds of the way, the road crossed the underground pipeline and petered out a few yards further on. The cedar trees ended here too. We crossed a meadow between it and a hardwood grove. At the nearest edge of the grove stood a barbed wire fence and, just past it, a small ravine. We carefully stepped over the fence where a fallen tree had flattened it. Then, using our walking sticks to balance ourselves, we cautiously walked into a smaller side ravine and on into the larger one. We jumped the muddy creek that ran in its bottom and, leaning heavily on our sticks, struggled up the other side. On level ground again, we walked through the underbrush for a few hundred yards before reaching the river.

It flowed slowly, silently a few dozen feet below the bluff we stood on. While we looked and talked, a huge fish leaped out of the green water. To the left appeared to be a ramp leading to the river, so we tried to walk down using that. However, we soon found out that the ramp started several feet below the edge of the bluff. So we tried the going to the right. Sure enough, we found a wild pig trail that led down, mentally marked it, and turned around since Mom was expecting us back home soon.

We walked back to the ravine, went down the way we came, jumped the creek, and walked into the side ravine. The ravine’s wall was tall and steep, so Dad went up first, turned around and held out his stick for me to hold while clambering up. After I was up, he did the same for Michael. Back home we went, discussing more outdoor adventures.

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