The Photographer’s Stick is one of the handiest inventions we’ve ever created. It’s got a built-in monopod, so nature photographers can have two tools in one: a sturdy, handcrafted walking stick and a monopod, in one item.
Eminent photographer Kent Weakley has posted a video review of our Photographer’s Stick:
We’re one of the few — if not the only — manufacturers of American-made handcrafted walking sticks and canes who give our customers the flexibility to add custom laser engraving to their walking sticks. Yes, your one-of-a-kind, made-by-hand walking stick or walking cane can be even further personalized with a unique name, message, scripture, slogan, or even a logo. Standard text engraving starts at only $20, and engraving logos and symbols starts at only $30. So get creative!
Brazos Walking Sticks offers the widest selection of handcrafted walking canes and walking sticks. By manufacturing and producing our very own wooden walking sticks, we’re able to maintain control over both quality and consistency throughout our entire product line.
Each piece of raw material — be it lumber or saplings — comes through our warehouse and then on to our stick makers, most of whom operate their own cottage industry operations within a couple of miles of our facility. After picking up their raw material every week, our stick makers then go back to their shops to handcraft each walking stick or cane to our exact patterns and standards. Upon completion, the finished products are processed through our shipping facility and sent out all over the United States (and even some parts of the world).
We simply don’t mass produce our walking sticks and walking canes. Our process is a simple, artistic, one-at-a-time approach that our customers have come to know and appreciate throughout the years.
Here at Brazos Walking Sticks and Canes we adhere to the time-honored tradition of making each walking cane and walking stick by hand, one piece at a time. In an effort to create handmade products that stand head-and-shoulders above anything else out there, we use only the finest woods and the most exacting patterns. Our goal is for each wooden walking cane and stick to be a unique, one-of-a-kind creation, while holding true to forms and patterns that ensure stability, continuity, and singularity throughout our entire line.
Take a moment to browse our traditional and free-form walking canes, with prices starting as low as $31. Once you feel, see, and experience one of our handmade wooden walking canes, you’ll know why we say we offer The Feel of Nature.
The venerable Twisted Hickory Walking Stick is our best selling stick of all time. It features our signature spiraled twist and a robust feel that simply can’t be matched with any other wood. It’s strong, reliable, and eye-catching.
On our Amazon site, this walking stick gets nothing but straight Five Star reviews. Here’s an example:
We bought this for a Christmas present for our dad. It came quickly and w/o hassle. He loves it. We haven’t tested it in the woods but have used it outside around the house. It really had the WOW factor.
Pick yours up today, and be wowed with the Feel of Nature and the Quality of American Craftsmanship.
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! 🙂
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.
We frequently get calls from customers looking for a walking stick or walking cane to help keep them safe on trails and in neighborhood streets. Most concerns revolve around four-legged creatures, the kind with sharp teeth and surly dispositions.
My family and I live out in the country, and if there’s one constant to country life, it’s the fact that there will be loose dogs running around—and typically there are no dog-catchers to corral the fierce canids. Therefore, if we want to enjoy leisurely strolls through rolling Texas countrysides, we need to be constantly aware of potential threats from not-so-well-meaning pooches.
Enter the walking stick. One customer I spoke to assured me that dogs actually notice a human with a walking stick, and often times choose not to harass someone who’s carrying around something that could potentially bonk their doggie heads. While I’m not sure that dogs are that smart, a walking stick at least gives you a sense of well-being as a last line of protection between you and a ferocious mouth full of teeth.
Now on to the customary caveat: We do not design walking sticks to protect people from animals. Quite simply, they’re designed to provide support and balance while walking. (However, we’re not naïve to the fact that walking sticks do indeed offer a number of ancillary benefits.)
With all that said, here are a few practical tips to help you steer clear of dog bites:
– Stay away from dogs. 🙂 Is this one too obvious? If you know a grouchy mutt lives down a certain street, don’t go down that street!
– Be confident and act confidently by staying calm and not being afraid.
– Of course, a walking stick can help!
“Often, I use a walking stick, an umbrella, or anything I happen to be carrying and place it out in front of me, so I make myself appear bigger and feel more in command of my space. What I am saying with my body language is, I don’t want the dog’s space; I don’t want that tree over there, I just want this space that I am standing in. Again, I am maintaining a very calm and assertive state. That energy creates a barrier that automatically demands his respect. I’m letting him know that I’m not afraid of him.”
With hundreds of styles and designs to choose from, Brazos Walking Sticks certainly has a walking stick or walking cane to meet your needs. We’ve got sticks for bargain hunters, collectors, and everyone in between!
Everyone needs something or someone to lean on for support once in a while. Backcountry explorers are no different, whether it is a pair of telescoping hiking poles or simply a thick stick picked up along the trail. A pole or stick can assist with a wide range of backcountry situations from crossing a beaver dam to descending a mountain. This extra support becomes even more important as one gets older when the knee and hip joints need relief from the stress caused from hours of hiking over arduous terrain. See rest of article here.