Lee Valley Spike
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The Lee Valley Spike is our top-of-the-line spike option. It features a brass construction with an interchangeable rubber ferrule and metal spike tip. The Lee Valley Spike includes a heavy-duty rubber tip (with fixing screws) for everyday use and a brass tip that can be interchanged with the rubber tip for additional grip when stream wading or mountaineering.
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.
All our walking 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.
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!
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.
Nice spike, I like the fact that you can replace the tip if damaged
I regret buying this walking stick! I choose to buy the upper price hickory leather wrap stick! The leather strap was way to short but can be replaced. I thought the leather wrap would look better. My biggest problem is with the hickory stick!!! It was one of the worst looking peices i have ever seen. Just saw today a hickory stick at sportsmans for 29 bucks and was 10 times nicer! I wish i would have just ordered the plain cheaper hickory stick! I will never use this stick! I will say the construction is very good and was shipped out very fast!
The greatest thing about this tip is that it can be modified for the hike of the day. A 4-5 hour hike over dirt roads, use the rubber tip. A 14.5 hour hike "Rim-to-Rim" through the Grand Canyon (yes, I did that) put on the spike. Works great for any kind of day hike.
Recommend attachment to walking stick
Sure and strong, stable and trustworthy
I have this Lee Valley Spike on one 6 year old Brazos stick, a combi spike on another, plain old rubber tips on a couple of others. I only take out the Lee Valley one for walks on unpaved hiking trails. It works very well for that, but I don't have much confidence in the little rubber replacement tip, and just pick a different stick if I think I'll be walking on pavement.
But one helpful hint, if you just get an ordinary rubber crutch tip, you can easily slip it over the Lee Valley Spike rather than screwing on the replacement tip. It will protect your car upholstery or any spot where you put the stick at home, and it's even stable enough that you can walk with it that way in a pinch.
I bought 2 and retrofitted an old stick as well as one recently purchased. I'm not sure how having to swap out the rubber tip for the metal one will work out over time, rather than simply taking off a rubber it to expose a spike as with other models, but I like the workmanship and the tip.
Well constructed. Feels solid, both the brass attached to the stick, and the tip threaded to the brass. Didn't really have a use for the rubber piece as I strictly use this for hiking trails. I will put silicone at the top of the brass sleeve though to keep water out of it . In a word, solid.
Got this for my wife's 5th wedding anniversary gift (wood is the traditional gift). We both Geo-cache and she loves both the design and obvious quality workmanship that went into the construction of this well crafted walking stick. Maybe now I'll get one for my next birthday.