There are 54 review(s) for Free Form Hickory Walking Stick
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by T Thompson – 11th Dec 2014
It was a tough choice with all the beautiful sticks on the website. I researched "hickory" and really liked the strong toughness known to this type of tree -- perfect for my man! :) Asked a question before I ordered and received an answer within an hour. Shipped quickly. Arrived quickly. Came in a sturdy tube and was in perfect condition. Beautiful natural knobs and bends. Perfectly polished. Rugged and beautiful! Very sturdy. Giving as a gift, so I can't speak to functionality, but maybe I'll have to buy my own...I think I will!
by Guy Smith – 11th Dec 2014
First, let me say I'm giving my Brazos free-form hickory walking stick five stars because 1) I don't want to break a string of well deserved excellent ratings, and 2) this is a beautiful stick and well worth the cost. It's a wonder.
But... When I first removed the stick from the fantastic heavy tube used for shipping, I was agape at the beauty of the wood and the look of the finish. Then, I ran my hand down the length of the shaft and came away with small cuts, and one deep enough to leak blood. The whole length of the shaft was covered in little pieces, or speckles, of whatever finish (varnish?) is used. I put on some heavy leather gloves and ran my hands up, down, and around the walking stick until I couldn't feel any more of the sharp particles. Then, I ran my hand down it again, and again received a cut. Like most of the ones before, it didn't break the skin, but did show that there was still a small problem.
From about half-way down the stick, and on to the bottom, there are lateral cracks, some of them quite deep. Now, I don't know a thing about hickory, and this may be normal. It doesn't detract from the appearance, but it does leave some "edges." A couple of these were sharp, and I couldn't shake the feeling that I was going to get splinters in my hand if I kept rubbing it.. Then, I found a small crater, about one inch long by a little over a 1/4" wide. It was a pit with sides, and one side was actually a cutting edge. I'm sure that's where I drew blood.
In all fairness of Brazos, I haven't contacted them about this, and this review will be their first indication that I had a problem. The reason I've done that is that I've decided to refinish the stick myself (I love this stick) by sanding the shaft by hand using decreasing grits (larger numbers) of sand paper, starting with 60 grit and finishing with 400 grit, until I get a stain finish and the ridges are filled in or filed off. There's also one knot that's very rough and pitted that may require light grinding. I'm then going to finish the stick with tung oil and hard wax to fill any dits or dashes that will be left.
When I'm done with that, I'm going to have a walking stick that's second to none. Thank you, Brazos, for giving me the best start to a #1 walking stick. Love it.
by Chuck Smith – 2nd Dec 2014
I received my walking stick in a heavy tube and was well packed. When i opened it i was very pleased with the walking stick. It was very well finished and included the name of the person that worked on it.I thank that person for a job well done. I am very pleased and would recommend getting a walking stick from this supplier .
by The Rev. Vincent C. Gioieni, STS – 28th Nov 2014
When I ordered the free form hickory walking stick, I knew it would be nice, I just didn't realize how nice. When I took it out, I was simply amazed at the quality of workmanship, how good it felt in my hand, and the fact that it had some heft to it. Brazos uses a heavy carpet style tube for shipping and wraps the sitck in white paper. Both nice touches which will protect the staff from any problems that might occur in transit.
If you're in the market for a traditional wook hiking staff, look no further than Brazos. You won't be disappointed.
by adufault – 18th Nov 2014
It's much more than a stick. Artistically crafted. Absolutely love it. Highly recommend.
by William Costello – 19th Sep 2014
I ordered the Brazos Free Form Walking Stick on 9-10-14. The next day, I decided to get the twisted stick without the hand-hold cut-out. I was really afraid that I had not called in time to change the order. I called customer service and the lady I spoke with said she would see if she could change the order. She pointed out that the special order of no hand cut-out might mean the order would take a few more days.
Well, the order arrived only a couple of days later here in the Chicago area and I was sure that it would be the free form stick, since it arrived so fast. Lo and behold, it was the twisted stick exactly as I had requested.
It is a very robust stick (I am 260 pounds and the stick lets me know it will take anything I can hand it). Yet, it has terrific character and looks. It has a slight bend which contributes to the look and feel. I could not be happier with it. I ordered the 55 inch and will need to cut it down a few inches, but I am in no hurry to do that simple task so I get it right.
I have walked with it about five times now and, again, am very pleased with it. I would recommend this stick and Brazos to anyone.
by Virginia – 5th Sep 2014
This is my second stick, as I like the first one so much. Great
by Lee J. Norton – 1st Sep 2014
Got this for my 74 year old wife and she loves it, the one I got for myself is awesome. Thanks
by Unknown – 27th Aug 2014
My husband says he can't believe how much of a difference it makes using the walking stick
by Chris – 25th Aug 2014
A truly sturdy and gorgeous piece of craftsmanship. An extraordinary find for a more than fair price. Will buy many more.
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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.
Our Free Form Hickory Walking Stick is made from carefully selected wood that is meticulously cut, sanded, and sprayed with a protective clear coat lacquer to bring out its natural beauty. The finished product is a walking stick that's durable, dependable, and strong. Whether you're trekking through miles of wooded terrain, or walking casually around your neighborhood, the Free Form Hickory Walking Stick is the perfect choice for those seeking timeless, rustic appeal coupled with legendary durability.
The Free Form Hickory Walking Stick can be customized with a quality, liquid-filled compass, and a spike ferrule or combination spike per your choice. The staff -- like all of our walking sticks and canes -- can also be personalized with laser engraving, decorative pewter stars, a Texas State Seal, and a thermometer. The Free Form Hickory Walking Stick comes in one of four sizes: 41-inches (primarily a child's size"), 48-inches, 55-inches, and 58-inches. The staff also comes with a standard rubber ferrule for a firm, secure grip on virtually any surface. For serious hiking, the rubber ferrule can also be upgraded to a spike ferrule or combination spike ferrule per your choice.
Like all of our handcrafted products, the Free Form Hickory Walking Stick is made in the USA by our skilled craftsmen using the highest quality materials and time-tested methods."