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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
    Walking Staff

    Posted by Gedii on 8th May 2017

    High quality... timely delivery... will purchase more from Brazos... will recommend... nuff said.

  • 5

    Posted by Your Name on 2nd Mar 2017

    The ironwood/hornbeam stick is perfect. Sturdy, durable but still light and comfortable. Good looking as welll.

  • 2
    Would be great, but....

    Posted by Trevor on 23rd Jan 2017

    This item would be perfect except the one I received was too crooked. I have a few Brazos freeform sticks, and expect a little natural variation. Still, the top and bottom need to align for a comfortable stick, and this one does not.

  • 2
    Great stick, bad incising

    Posted by Dan K. on 16th Dec 2016

    I've bought several walking sticks from Brazos over the years and been very pleased. This one was nice as well--the ironwood is beautiful-- but the incised text left a lot to be desired, as it carried beyond the "scraped" area and was in very small type. Very disappointed, especially since this was a Christmas gift.

  • 4
    Ironwood walking stick

    Posted by Joel on 30th Nov 2016

    Just received it and haven't used it much yet but already it has developed a minor crack across the top. I did see that this might happen. I just hope it doesn't get worse.

  • 5
    this stick here

    Posted by Unknown on 4th Jul 2016

    I'm glad it has the rubber thingie on one end, because that helps me remember which is the top! When I walk down the street everyone stops me and says, whoa that's not an ironwood stick, is it and when I tell them it is they all say yeah I thought so. I use it for both regular and mountain walking. Although I am too scared to go in the woods by my house. It is really much more than just a stick, it's more like... I mean it is kind of like... well actually no, it is just a stick.

    Your friend and buyer of sticks

  • 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.