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.


Custom Cane — Rossco Creative

A couple of years ago we made a custom walking cane for a sweet gal’s wedding day. The idea was to design a cane that two people could hold on to at the same time, symbolizing a couple growing old together, year by year.

Fast-forward to this morning. The aforementioned gal — Beverly Ross of Rossco Creative — emailed me a blog post about their special day (with our cane) almost two years ago.

Check ’em out. It’s amazing what you can do with wood, and it was such a great idea (hers!) for a special wedding keepsake.


Another Satisfied Walking Cane Customer

Hello Folks,

James Duprey here. Over a year ago you sent me a replacement cane after I contacted you about one of your canes I bought from a local ACE store. It had a slightly loose head. You were so concerned. You sent out a replacement immediately. Your cane has been terrific!

Recently, my wife had foot surgery for a long overdue bunion. She was in bed for the first two days and then transitioned to a walker for a few days. Then, she transitioned to a cane. YOUR cane. It has worked beautifully.

Today we visited our foot doctor for a follow-up. (she’s still in bandages). Our doctor asked where got such a sturdy looking cane. We told him the story. He said here in AZ, folks might like natural, but sturdy looking canes. I offered to send him your site. I did. Moments ago.

His name is Ike Gorman, here in Tucson, AZ

Well, you can only imagine.

Thanks for a great product.

James and Vickie Duprey
[Name used by permission.]


A Huge Load Of Walking Sticks

Yesterday we loaded two 18-wheelers full of our walking sticks and walking canes. In a few short days those sticks will be all over America!

Loading 'em, one at a time

Walking Sticks: A Dog Product

We received an email this morning, someone asking us if we sell dog-related products. While dogs and walking sticks may not seem to go together, there is most certainly a connection.

At a basic level, a walking stick can be a visual deterrent for unruly canines. Dig deeper though (no pun intended, I don’t think), and a walking stick can add an extension to your arm for light correction, and, of course, for added support while walking your pooch.

The magazine Paw Prints has featured Brazos Walking Sticks a couple of times, praising our sticks for their versatility and utility.

A screen capture from Paw Prints

So the short answer is: Yes, we do sell dog-related products. 🙂


Walking Canes and Walking Sticks: Essential Human Creativity

This is the third installment in a series on the history, function, and uses of walking canes and walking sticks.

© 2012 Brazos Walking Sticks

In essence, as a created being, man seeks to to partake in his own divinely inspired sense of personal and corporate creativity — and wooden walking sticks and walking canes offer an outlet for unparalleled artistic creativity.

Like all crafts of human creation, the potential for walking cane design is only hampered by the limit of the artisan’s creative instincts. In other words, the “limit,” when taken as a whole, within the context of a corporate human reality, is fundamentally not a limit at all, but rather an outpouring of innovation, dexterity, and passionate craftsmanship.

The process of creativity

The “essential” side of human creativity — as witnessed in handcrafted artistry — is a deep-seated force, a God-given drive, that compels men and women to explore, to endeavor, to create. In the world of walking sticks, walking canes, hiking staffs, trekking poles, et al, the intrinsic need to create is most fully realized with one simple material: wood. Only wood allows for a seemingly endless variety of natural color, grain, feel, texture, and density.


Walking Canes and Walking Sticks: Basic Human Need

This is the second installment in a series on the history, function, and uses of walking canes and walking sticks.

© 2012 Brazos Walking Sticks

The basic need of every human being is physical survival. There’s no doubt that our forerunners used sticks to help in their pursuit of essential human survival: from stoking a fire, to navigating treacherous terrain, to fending off wild animals, sticks have been part and parcel to human existence.

These days — in modern society at least — walking sticks aren’t necessary to aid in basic survival, but, without doubt, the echo of ancient utility reverberates to our present day: it’s heard — and sensed — when we intuitively pick up a stick when we need to navigate some tricky terrain; or when our intrinsic need for support (perhaps from injury) compels us to reach for something that can easily serve as an extra appendage; or when our visceral impulse for protection from animals leads us to reach for a felled limb while walking through otherwise innocuous neighborhoods.

Only in the past few decades has this basic impulse — the basic human need — moved from the instinctual idea of using saplings or tree limbs, to using non-holistic, man-made metal rods. While there may be some utility to the latter approach, the former has been humanity’s support-answer for nearly all of its existence. Furthermore, wooden walking sticks and walking canes offer a flexibility in handcrafted design that other materials can not emulate, yet another reason for wood’s popularity among those in need of a walking aid.


Walking Canes and Walking Sticks: An Introduction

This is the first installment in a series on the history, function, and uses of walking canes and walking sticks.

© 2012 Brazos Walking Sticks

For centuries walking canes and walking sticks have been utilized by human beings the world over. Since the beginning of recorded history, every culture, society, nation and people group has used wooden staffs for support, stability, protection, fashion … and so much more. It’s not hyperbolic to say that a wooden walking stick or a walking cane is perhaps the most natural extension a human being can employ, because, without even thinking about it, we instinctively pick up a stick when we need support.

Wooden walking canes and walking sticks are universal: from the humble shepherd to the elegant, aristocratic gentleman, a staff — whether stylish or utilitarian — is something human beings have reached for, and will continue to reach for, for centuries. Aside from clothing itself, no other material object has been so widely accepted, used, and trusted as walking sticks and walking canes.


A Popular Walking Stick Accessory

Next to compasses, thermometers are our most popular walking stick accessory.


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.


Buy Wholesale!

Retailers, if you’re looking to sell our handcrafted, made-in-Texas walking sticks and canes, then head over to our wholesale sight. You can buy packages, shop individual sticks, and more: http://wholesale.brazossticks.com/

Our new wholesale site is easy to navigate

Here’s The 123 On Selling Handcrafted Walking Sticks & Canes

1. Interested in selling America’s handcrafted walking sticks and canes? Sell them to your hard won customers in your store, on your website, or at any site of your choosing. These Made In USA walking sticks and canes are guaranteed to sell! If you’re not satisfied after six months, simply send them back for a refund.

2. Only a $397 initial purchase gets you a package of our best-selling sticks along with a free display and free shipping. For modest additional fees, we also offer drop shipping, custom laser engraving (engrave your logo!), and a host of accessories like spike ferrules, compasses, and more.

3. Ready to start selling? Email us at info@brazossticks.com with your DUNS number to establish “same day” 30-day credit terms. Here’s the information we’ll need: name, title, company name, full shipping and billing addresses, phone number, and email address. We’ll respond with the applicable forms … and you’re off and running!

With Brazos Walking Sticks you can buy confidently because we offer the largest assortment of handcrafted, Made In USA walking sticks and canes. Furthermore, our Lifetime Guarantee and expert marketing support help ensure your success; and with a network of more than 2,500 retail outlets, you’ve got a proven trail leader with Brazos Walking Sticks!

For wholesale pricing, information and catalog requests, email us at info@brazossticks.com or give us a call at 1-800-581-4352.


Handcrafted, One At A Time

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.

A family enjoying their handcrafted walking sticks

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.


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Sporting his One-of-a-Kind Collectors Cane

One of our customers sporting his One-of-a-Kind Collectors Cane from Brazos Walking Sticks:

Customer with classy walking cane
Customer with classy walking cane

With dozens of Collectors and Exotic Canes to choose from, we’ve got just the thing for your formal event. And if we do not have it, we will make it!


Enabling The Disabled

Here are a few nice words from a woman who found our website:

I just wanted to let you know that I have tried searching for a replacement for my aluminum cane three times in the past 4 months. Each time I have stopped within a day because the search was so depressing … it made me feel old and reminded me of my disability (which is fairly new to me). When I found your website, everything changed. I am really enjoying perusing your gorgeous products and am extremely grateful I found it.
— Melissa

Wood Walking Cane
Wood Walking Cane

Bargain Hunters & Collectors, We’ve Got Something For You!

It’s no secret that Brazos Walking Sticks has the widest selection of handcrafted, Made In USA walking sticks and walking canes. Compare apples to apples by looking at the quality of our products and compare it to the quality of anyone else out there. Better yet, feel one our sticks in your hands and you’ll certainly agree — a Brazos Walking Stick is something special. With years upon years of woodworking experience, we’ve established proven patterns for our craftsmen that allow them to exercise their individual creativity while still making beautiful walking sticks with just a touch of necessary uniformity — and that’s what makes us unique!

While other stick companies may specialize in importing metal canes from foreign lands, we prefer to use renewable woods that are indigineous to the United States (and exotics as well!), and we handcraft each one using the finest tools and time-tested methods. The results speak for themselves: stunning creations that go beyond mere utility, into the realm of practical, functional art. As the saying goes, don’t just take our word for it. See what one faithful customer recently emailed us:

As a former trial attorney, I used to drive a large black Mercedes Benz S500. Not only is a Mercedes a very nice car, but I especially enjoyed the fine craftsmanship that went into the interior, especially the woodwork on the dash. … I feel the same sort of excitement when I receive a new Brazos stick. In my opinion, the craftsmanship and artistry of your products is on par with that of a Mercedes.

Sometimes we have sticks that just don’t quite make the cut. They’re still handcrafted; they’re still made with renewable wood; and they’re still a Brazos Walking Stick … but they’re not quite there, if you know what we mean. For these sticks we have a special spot on our website called Brazos Bargains.

These bargain sticks are typically 30 to 50 percent off retail — or more! Some of them are refurbished and pristine, with not flaws whatsoever, and others have obvious issues that we try our best to communicate through item descriptions and photographs. Since these walking sticks and walking canes are so heavily discounted, we can’t offer our typical lifetime guarantee, but be assured that you’re still buying The Feel of Nature™!

On the other end of the spectrum are gorgeous Collectors walking sticks and walking canes that are literally one-of-a-kind. What we mean by that is our most skilled master craftsman only makes one of each stick, so once a stick has sold it’s gone forever! We guarantee these canes and sticks for life, and we’re certain you’ll agree that they are the finest walking canes money can buy. Their beauty is simply unparalleled.

So there you have it: bargain to collector. Whatever your fancy, we’ve got something for you!