Free Form Ironwood Walking Stick

Free Form Ironwood Walking Stick

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Brazos™ Free Form Ironwood Walking Stick

The Free Form Ironwood Walking Stick, also known as American Hornbeam, is a popular choice for those seeking an extremely strong stick coupled with a one-of-a-kind look and feel. Please note that it is common for ironwood sticks to have cracks, especially on the ends. These naturally formed cracks do not inhibit the stability of ironwood staffs in any way. Free Form Ironwood Walking Stick owners can feel confident that when walking through trails or hiking through dense forests, their ironwood staff will be an invaluable support that will offer reliability for years to come. Its bark -- resembling a deer antler -- is naturally ridged. The staff is carefully cut, sanded smoothly, and sprayed with a protective clear coat lacquer bringing out rich contrasts between darker areas (those deeper inside its ridges) and lighter areas of the bark. Like all of our handcrafted products, the Free Form Ironwood Walking Stick is made in the USA by our skilled craftsmen using the highest quality materials and time-tested methods.

Made in America, One at a Time

Unlike sterile, lifeless metal canes and poles, Brazos walking canes offer natural appeal because they are made from real wood. You can see the fine detail and beauty of the actual tree when you look at one. Each cane is a work of art. Plus, because they are solid wood, there are no moving parts to become unstable. Brazos Walking Sticks is family operated and located in the beautiful Brazos River Valley of Central Texas. Each walking stick is handcrafted by skilled local craftsmen.

Make it Uniquely Yours

All our hiking sticks can be personalized with laser engraving, making them uniquely yours. Walking sticks and canes can be further customized with accessories listed above, per your choice.

100/100 Guarantee

Buy with confidence with our Lifetime Warranty against defects and our 100/100 Satisfaction Guarantee. If you're not 100 percent satisfied, return your stick within 100 days for a full refund of the price of the stick, or exchange your stick for a low flat fee of only $10 plus shipping. Buy risk free with this comprehensive purchase protection plan. The 100/100 Satisfaction Guarantee covers every stick we sell, with the exception of anything listed in our Brazos Bargain section. So buy confidently!

To be sure, determining the right size walking stick or can be a subjective art form. What feels right for one person may feel horrible for another. However, with almost two decades of experience in making handcrafted, wooden walking sticks and canes, you can be sure that we have some opinions on the matter!

Walking Sticks

  • For small children and shorter adults, we generally recommend a 41-inch stick.
  • For people who are shorter than 5’4″, we recommend a 48-inch stick.
  • For people who are between 5’4″ and 5’11”, we recommend a 55-inch stick.
  • For adults over 5’11”, we recommend a 58-inch stick.

Walking Canes

  • For people who are shorter than 5’4″, we recommend a our lighter 34-inch canes
  • For people who are between 5’4″ and 6’, we recommend our standard 37-inch canes as the best starting point.
  • For adults over 6’, we offer 40-inch canes.

Cane sizing is best achieved by standing up nice and straight, relaxing your arm naturally to the side, and having someone measure the distance from your wrist to the floor.

Again, let me reiterate, the sizing recommendations listed above are only suggestions. For people needing step-by-step support, it’s best to consult your doctor or another medical professional about your exact sizing needs.

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  • 5
    Great stick !!

    Posted by Jeffrey Sivill on 22nd Jun 2016

    Excellent craftsmanship. This is my second stick and I am very impressed. Get lots of compliments. Will be buying more.

  • 5

    Posted by anthony z. on 13th Apr 2016

    This is my third ironwood walking stick, its lightweight, great looking, and very sturdy,great job!

  • 5

    Posted by pjcd on 16th Feb 2016

    Nice stick, nice finish. just added a paracord wrap. Can't go wrong with Brazos.

  • 5

    Posted by Grammy's helper on 21st Jan 2016

    Just got two of the freeform ironwood sticks. Not only sturdy but amazingly beautiful -- grammy will be able to use these on dress-up days as well as her normal jeans.

  • 5

    Posted by Karen on 12th Jan 2016

    I purchased this light strong handsome walking stick for an older cousin. He loved it. It is perfect strong and sturdy but light enough for an older person to handle easily. I also have a Brazos walking stick that I use for all my walking exercise. No more sore knees!

  • 5
    Very satisfied!

    Posted by Brandon on 24th Nov 2015

    I have hiked and backpacked all over the Mountain States and hike my local mountains 2-3 times a week. For high alpine trips with a heavy pack I prefer trekking poles. For everything else I much prefer a wooden walking stick. This is a piece of art. I have looked at several different kinds of wood. The ironwood has so much character, is strong and relatively lightweight. I have used it several times already and am very pleased. I bought my wife a hickory free form and can't wait to get a hawthorn. Thanks Brazos!

  • 5
    Very pleased

    Posted by WW on 14th Nov 2015

    Very well crafted, attractive. Wouldn't be without one now that I've had it. Much more versatile and less dangerous than canes and walkers. Depending upon your personal circumstances, it can also be a very formidable weapon.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Nov 2015

    Liked the weight and feel of the stick. Good craftsmanship.

  • 3
    Its a nice walking stick

    Posted by Sigwab on 6th Oct 2015

    I love the color variation in the wood. It's lightweight enough that I can hike with it all day yet strong enough that I'm not worried about it breaking. The engraving that I got was totally worth the extra cash. The only issues that I have with the one that I got is that there are tool marks near the top (looks like someone had started a cut, didn't finish it and then just left to be glazed over). The engraving was great but I ended up filling it with a wood putty and then putting a clear varnish over it in order to make the lettering seem stronger (it was "Old English" style and that just seems fragile)