If you’re thinking of a walking stick with a lot of character, The Freeform Ironwood Walking Stick is probably your best bet. Ironwood (American Hornbeam is the flavor we use) is tough as nails and the character and “movement” of the stick makes it unique among its wooden brothers. As beautiful as ironwood is, the [...]
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So hickory is our best selling wood. We sell it by the truckload. Hickory moves faster than a cheetah on Christmas Eve*. With that said, people often want to know the pros and cons of hickory … so here goes nothing: Pros: – Aesthetically pleasing. ‘Nuff said. – Strong as an ox. It really doesn’t [...]
Here at Brazos Walking Sticks we’re interested in quite a few things: walking sticks and walking canes, of course, but also news in a number of industries including lumber, forests, sustainability, fitness, American-made, and more. A quick perusal of the Internet each day can find dozens of fresh news pieces in any of the aforementioned [...]
It seems most pundits these days are declaring that the economy is finally in “recovery mode,” though we’re not sure what that means exactly, but it certainly has to be a good thing! And since the 2008 economic downturn, many people are looking for creative ways to start a business — and promoting Made In [...]
WHEN Bernard Darby disappears into his shed most mornings, his wife knows not to worry about him. Inside the hut at the end of the garden, Mr Darby is deep in concentration carving walking sticks, working on each one for two or three days. Read it all here.
Ron Vining didn’t think he would use the walking sticks he got for Father’s Day to protect his children and himself, but that’s what he did when he faced a mountin lion later that day. Vining’s story is an amazing story of survival. It’s worth a few minutes of your time to read it in [...]
Are you always searching for a good walking stick before your hike? Why not buy one that you will use over and over again. Brazos Walking Sticks has a wide variety of walking sticks to give you the look and design you want. Your hikes will be much improved with a new walking stick. Visit [...]
I actually found a Dilbert comic strip that mentions a walking stick. Beautiful.
We get a few calls and emails every month where people are asking us about the efficacy of walking sticks for defense and survival. Honestly, when it comes to using hardwood for defense, we’re admittedly pretty naive. We don’t pretend to be fighters, and, truth be told, we don’t want to be. We value the [...]
We came across this interesting article on whether or not a walking stick should be part of someone’s survival gear. Most of us don’t think about including a walking stick in survival preparations. But for some, a sturdy walking stick should be a key component in any emergency gear. Older people might need the 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 [...]
I stood upon the hearth-rug and picked up the stick which our visitor had left behind him the night before. It was a fine, thick piece of wood … It was just such a stick as the old-fashioned family practitioner used to carry — dignified, solid, and reassuring. – The Hound of the Baskervilles, by [...]
… How do you size a walking stick or walking cane?
A handcrafted walking cane or walking stick is an ideal gift for Mother’s Day, right along with those boxes of chocolate and beautiful roses. – For the health-conscious mom, a couple of Fitness Walkers would be an ideal choice. – Is mom a serious hiker? Try a Twisted Sassafras Walking Stick or a Twisted Ash [...]
After my days at Baylor as a photojournalism student I used to shoot a “man on the street” piece for my local newspaper. It was an entry level, out-of-college gig that paid slightly better than flipping burgers. The idea was you go up to a person, ask them a question and then take their photo [...]
Buying a handcrafted walking stick for mom (or a cane if she needs one), might be the perfect way for you to express your individual creativity this Mother’s Day. Think about it.
We’d love to be able to give away our Iron Bamboo Walking Sticks like this guy, but we do have mouths to feed.
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 [...]
Hickory is a strong, durable wood that is able to withstand the most strenuous conditions. Its unparalleled strength has made it a wood of choice for tool handles, bows, and baseball bats. And when it comes to the world of woodworking — be it walking sticks, walking canes, or most other woodworking ventures — hickory [...]
For years our customers have asked us to make Diamond Willow Walking Sticks. The problem has been securing a reliable supplier of the raw material. Well, it looks like all of our dreams have finally come true, and Brazos Walking Sticks officially has a Diamond Willow Walking Stick in its repertoire.