Great Reasons To Buy A Stick For Dad

– A necktie won’t last a lifetime, but our walking sticks are guaranteed for life.

The Feel of Nature simply can’t be replicated with anything but quality, handcrafted precision.

– We have dozens upon dozens of styles and wood choices.

– A walking stick can help encourage dad to get walking and get into shape.

– A cane can help dad with his step-by-step support needs.

– With custom laser engraving, a walking stick or cane can be transformed into a family heirloom.

– Each walking stick or cane we make is Made In USA by our own craftsmen using time-tested methods.

– Free shipping for any order over $59 (Continental U.S. only).


Handcrafted For Dad

Buying your dad a necktie for Father’s Day is way too cliche. Why not choose a made-in-the-USA, handcrafted creation from Brazos Walking Sticks? At Brazos Walking Sticks we’ve got dozens upon dozens of handcrafted walking sticks and canes, and we’re sure to have something to meet your dad’s individual taste and your individual budget!

 

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Want to make it even more memorable? Personalize it with custom laser engraving. With our 50 percent off special, you can have your dad’s name (or anything, really) engraved on his stick for only $10 — a rock bottom price!

Now, on to some suggestions … Does your dad need step-by-step support? Try our exotic walking canes or Collectors’ Canes; these urbane works of art are both beautiful and functional. Is your dad the outdoors type? Get him an exotic or free-form hiking stick for all of his special excursions. Strapped for cash? Buy dad a Brazos Bargain; we promise, we won’t say a word! 😉

So with 50 percent off engraving, and dozens of styles and price points to choose from, why not make Brazos Walking Sticks and The Feel of Nature your new tradition for Father’s Day?


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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How To Size A Walking Stick

One question we get asked all of the time is, “How do you size a stick or cane?”

To be sure, sizing can be a subjective art form. What feels right for one person may feel horrible for another. However, with almost two decades of experience in making handcrafted, wooden walking sticks and canes, you can be sure that we have some opinions on the matter!

So, without further ado, here are our sizing suggestions for walking sticks:

– For small children and shorter adults, we generally recommend a 41-inch stick.

– For people who are shorter than 5’4″, we recommend a 48-inch stick.

– For people who are between 5’4″ and 5’11”, we recommend a 55-inch stick.

– For adults over 5’11”, we recommend a 58-inch stick.

For walking canes, our standard 37-inch size is a good starting place for most adults. (For taller folks, we offer 40-inch canes as well.)

Cane sizing is best achieved by standing up nice and straight, relaxing your arm naturally to the side, and having someone measure the distance from your wrist to the floor.

Again, let me reiterate, the sizing recommendations listed above are only suggestions. For people needing step-by-step support, it’s best to consult your doctor or another medical professional about your exact sizing needs.


Production Perfection

This is our production manager, Chuck, doing what he does best. Each one of our sticks is made meticulously by hand, and that’s what gives us our unique, one-of-a-kind look. For us, it’s a labor of love.

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All of our handcrafted walking sticks and canes are made right here in Texas by our own craftsmen. When you buy from Brazos Walking Sticks, you can rest assured that you’re buying a quality, made-in-the-USA product, backed by excellent customer service.


Quick Shot At Costco

This is a quick cell phone shot of our current roadshow at Costco:

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Want to see a Brazos Walking Sticks roadshow at your local Costco? Contact Costco member services at 1-800-774-2678 and tell them, “I want Brazos Walking Sticks at our store!” 🙂

Want to become a Brazos Walking Sticks retailer? Call 1-800-581-4352, or email info@brazossticks.com, to find out about wholesale information.


Become A Brazos Sticks Retailer!

Brazos Walking Sticks offers the widest selection in America of handcrafted walking sticks and canes, and, while no one keeps any official statistics on this stuff, it seems unlikely that there are any other manufacturers/distributors out there who match our volume for handcrafted, wooden walking sticks and canes.

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Whether you have a storefront, Internet shop, club, or organization, we have a package that’s right for you. See our wholesale page here, or give us a call at 1-800-581-4352 for more information, and don’t forget to ask about our free display stands (for some first-time orders) and free shipping (for orders over $300).


The Original Multi-Purpose Tool

With the widest selection of handcrafted walking sticks and walking canes in America — and probably in the world! — we’re sure to have something that would meet your needs and your budget.

Let’s go walking.


Photographers, Take Notice!

We’ve got a couple of hot new products that we’re really excited about — the Photographer’s Stick and the FitnessWalkers.

For this post, we want to take a few moments to talk about our Photographer’s Stick. The Photographer’s stick is really an innovative idea, especially for nature photographers who need to carry both a walking stick and a monopod. With the Photographer’s Stick, you’ve got both of those tools in one simple package.

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Our trusty Photographer’s Stick is incredibly versatile. But don’t just take our word for it, check out what photographer extraordinaire Kent Weakley says about our Photographer’s Stick:


Welcome To The New Brazos Walking Sticks

Our longtime customers have probably already noticed that we’ve changed a few things around here. We’ve updated the look of our website, added some new features, added new products, and now we’re working with a fully-integrated blog — and you’re talking to it right now!

About the new website in general, our goal is to continue to provide our customers with the widest and best selection of handcrafted, made-in-the-USA walking sticks and canes, and to continue our tradition of excellent customer service. We know that we only exist because of you, our customers, and we believe our new website gives us the tools to introduce new and innovative products, while allowing us to bring these products to you with ease and reliability.

The vision for our blog revolves around the idea that our customers are best served when they’re well-informed. On the blog we’ll feature new products, walking/hiking tips, exciting and relevant photographs, Brazos Walking Sticks news, and much more.

Like any good blog, our goal is to be interactive with our customers. If you have a question or want to say something, simply leave a comment and we’ll make sure to follow up. If you like something you read here, please feel free to Tweet it, post it on your Facebook page, or email it to friends. The beauty of new media lies in human connection, and that connection can be anything from simply learning something new, to receiving a handcrafted walking stick that could last a lifetime.

With the entire website (blog included), we aim to continually introduce new products and new features, and we believe that our best ideas often come from our customers. So if you have an idea or suggestion, please send us an email to info@brazossticks.com, or give us a call at 1-800-581-4352.

Welcome to the new Brazos Walking Sticks.