Can You Answer These Quiz Questions?

Get to know more about what we do at Brazos. See if you can answer these questions!
Answers are below.

  1. What was our top-selling stick last year?
  2. What was our top-selling cane last year?
  3. Which wood is the most popular?
  4. How many canes and sticks did we sell last year?
  5. What was the first walking stick Brazos ever produced?
  6. What is the tallest stick we ever made?
  7. What is our #1 selling accessory?

 

Brazos Walking Sticks handcrafted made in USA wood walking sticks and canes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers

  1. American Hardwood
  2. Natural Hardwood Root Cane
  3. Hickory
  4. 93,946
  5. Backpacker Oak Walking Stick
  6. 88 inches
  7. Engraving

 

 

 

 

 


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.)

Heading-Home

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.”


Brazos Walking Sticks … Because

Because … we handcraft every single walking stick and walking cane we sell, right here in Central Texas.

Because … retailers know our reputation for quality, that’s why our walking sticks and canes are in numerous state and national parks, sporting goods stores, hardware stores, and even in every Cracker Barrel restaurant.

Because … we care about Creation, choosing to responsibly work with renewable resources like wood, leather, and more.

Because … we value our customers, offering a simple 1-800 Number to contact a living, breathing human during business hours, and a constantly monitored email address for those in need of a fast, speedy response (info@brazossticks.com).

blaine with a walking cane

Because … a handmade walking cane offers those who need it a sense of style, stability, wonder, and excitement — those attributes simply can’t be emulated with mass-produced metal products.

Because … handmade walking sticks provide stability, protection, and assurance for even the most leisurely neighborhood stroll.

Because … we stand behind all of our products, with a Lifetime Warranty.

Because … walking will help you live a longer, healthier life.

Because … you, the valued customer, know American quality when you feel it in your hands.


How To Choose The Best Wood?

We get that question a lot, and there’s no clear cut answer since there are numerous variables to consider: What is your aesthetic leaning? Do you want something dense, or lightweight? Do you want the strongest wood money can buy or something inexpensive?

Believe it or not, wood is not a static, lifeless, one-size-fits all commodity. On the contrary, wood is more like a living, breathing, holistic palette of color and texture — one that can be personalized to your individual tastes. Collectors know that the varieties of wood are virtually endless, and when you couple that variety with our knack for inventing beautiful and useful walking cane and walking stick designs, the average collector has more to choose from than he or she can handle in a lifetime.

Now, to the question, here are a few quick and dirty wood recommendations:

I want strong and I couldn’t care less about weight!

Fair enough, go with hickory as your first choice, or ironwood as your second. If you want to drop a little cash, many of the exotics would fall into this category as well.

I want lightweight and strength isn’t an issue, because it’s not like I’m going to be using this thing as a barbell!

Ah, you want straight pine, aspen, aromatic cedar, or even a smaller sassafras or sweet gum stick (48 inches or less). Those will do you just fine.

I demand the best of both worlds. I want something lightweight and strong as a bull! Bet you can’t do that!

We most certainly can! Try the Iron Bamboo on for size. It’s the lightest-weight stick we carry, and it’s got a strength-to-weight ratio that’s greater than steel.

I want cheap. I don’t want to pay a lot for handcrafted, Made in the USA quality!

Hey, who doesn’t want to save a buck or two these days? Go with straight pine or pick from the plethora of walking sticks and walking canes on our Brazos Bargain page, they’re all 30- to 50-percent off retail.

I’ve got a couple of Benjamins burning a hole in my pocket, point me to the Cadillacs!

Yes, sir! Right this way to our Collectors Page. Can we get you some caviar while you’re shopping?

So, as you can see there are plenty of choices. Feel free to email or call if you have any questions. But be forewarned: Once you feel The Quality of American Craftsmanship in your hand, you’ll want to become a collector.


Benefits Of Walking

Walking is the most fundamental mode of human transportation, and has always been the basic way human beings get their exercise needs met. A website called Health Center has recently put together some of the essential ideas behind the health benefits of walking, and we thought it would be appropriate to share some of those with our faithful readers. After all, we are the premiere walking stick and walking cane company in America! 🙂

Seniors enjoying the health benefits of walking

First of all, walking is good for your heart:

“In a study conducted by Duke University Medical Center recently found that walking 30 minutes a day can reduce the metabolic syndrome, which is one cause of the high risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. As many as 24 million women in the U.S. suffer from metabolic syndrome. Meanwhile, a study in England said that walking half an hour a day can reduce the risk of heart disease by 11%, especially for women.”

Furthermore, walking helps you sleep more soundly and helps reduce certain risks:

“National Sleep Foundation says that walking fast in the afternoon will make sleep more soundly. … However, avoid walking two hours before bed.”

Walking helps you get slimmer, helps reduce bone loss, and many symptoms of aging. Click here for the complete list.

Brazos Walking Sticks is committed to helping you reach and maintain your fitness goals. With products like our FitnessWalker™, to bargain products, to collectors items—we’ve got something for everyone.


Get Bargain Deals While They Last!

We’ve got some bargain walking sticks that we need to move on out of here. Most of them are of the free-form hiking stick variety, but we also have plenty of traditional walking sticks and canes.

We recently had a customer email and ask for a package of eight bargain free-form sticks. We quickly put the package together, agreed on a handsomely discounted price, and were good to go. Feel free to chat online, email info@brazossticks.com or call 1-800-581-4352 if you’d like a similar deal.

Bargain Walking Sticks
Bargain Walking Sticks

While this list is not intended to be exhaustive, here are a few common reasons why we might consider a stick to be a bargain stick:

Slightly to not-so-slightly bent shaft.
Poorer quality finish.
Dings, scratches, or scrapes in the bark or other areas of the wood.
Not cut to the correct height.

While we wish we could look at each stick individually to make a thorough assessment, we simply don’t have the time or inclination to do so. Therefore, these sticks should be considered as is, grab bag type sticks.

In some cases, we’re discounting these sticks as much as 50 percent or more off of retail price … so come and get ’em while we got ’em! And once the Brazos Walking Sticks Bargains are gone…they are gone!