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The Stick & Cane Shop Blog

New Range of Brazos Hiking Staves


It has been a busy few weeks at the Stick & Cane Shop as we gear up for the Winter season. We have some fantastic sticks from a variety of stick makers that are new in stock this season, but we thought we would focus on one brand new line in our blog this week.

We are happy to announce that we now sell a range of Hiking Staves from Brazos as part of our wider range of hand-crafted walking sticks. Brazos are a stick-making company based in Texas, US and their craftsmen produce a range of rugged and beautifully rustic hiking staves that we are sure are going to be a hit with our customers this year. In fact, just this morning we sold one to a local collector who was excited to see our new line of sticks!

Brazos Walking Sticks is a family operated stick making company and located in the beautiful Brazos River Valley of central Texas. They have been producing high-quality, handcrafted walking sticks and canes for the better part of two decades and most of their products are made in workshops located within a few miles of their facilities by skilled local craftsmen who are also their neighbours, family and friends. Their exquisite line of sticks and canes consists of over 600 variations in design ranging from sophisticated elegance to classic rustic. Every item is individually crafted from the finest woods including sassafras, hickory and sweet gum, resulting in a unique one-of-a-kind treasure.

At the Stick & Cane Shop we have three main types of Bravos Hiking Staves. The first is the Freeform Hiking Stave which comes in a variety of wood types and the stick maker really makes the wood speak for itself. The Freeform staves show the original branch off to beautiful effect, with the treatment limited to a bare minimum, allowing the natural grain and shape of the chosen wood to shine through. We have these in the following wood types: Diamond Willow, Hickory, Sassafras and Ironwood.


The second type of Bravos Hiking Stave is the Twisted variety. These canes are left with the bark on, except for a spiral line running down the shaft to expose the woodgrain underneath, providing an exquisite trusty and sturdy hiking stave that will last a lifetime. These would certainly make a particularly great gift for the menfolk in your life!


Finally we have the Hitchiker variety of Brazos sticks. These have been sculpted and sanded into a beautifully tactile stick that has a distinct shape making it comfortable to hold and to use on those long countryside walks. This variety is available in Hickory wood or a combination of Exotic woods (Ebony, Cocobolo, Maple, and Bocote)


So why not visit our Brazos Hiking Stave page today at the Stick & Cane Shop and make Brazos your choice this season. You can also find out more about the making of Brazos Sticks in the video below.


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Created On  27 Oct 2017 13:15  -  Permalink
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Switch Sticks - Fashionable Walking Sticks, Crutches & Seat Sticks


Many of our regular customers and followers of our Stick and Cane Shop blog will know already about our superb range of Switch Sticks that we have in stock. Switch Sticks have taken the standard, run-of-the-mill walking stick and turned it into something that is fashionable and trendy. And why not? Why be stuck with a dull grey NHS-style stick that is purely functional when you can have a stick that says something about you, your personality and tastes? It is for this reason that Switch Sticks, with their stylish designs, have been successful and in demand ever since we started stocking them!

Today, I thought we'd look through the entire range of models available. These models suit a whole variety of mobility needs and requirements. For those who want a more traditionally-shaped stick for day-to-day use, we have our standard Switch Sticks in a variety of patterns and colours. On the other hand, for those of you recovering from an injury and require a bit more stability, we have Switch Sticks Crutches available. Last but not least, for those out there in need of a rest when out and about, we also have the Switch Sticks Seat Sticks available.

With this fantastic range of makes and models, in addition to the wide range of colourful designs available, you are sure to find the ideal Switch Stick to suit your mobility needs at the Stick and Cane Shop!

Luxury Carnival Switch Stick



The beautifully vibrant 'Carnival' Switch Stick designed by Caroline Morgan features a swirl of colours and gold shimmer. This is a lightweight, adjustable and folding walking stick. Colours: Shaft - Scarlet handle and rubber ferrule with a red wrist strap. Gift boxed and comes complete with draw string bag and velcro tie strap.

The dimensions of the folding walking stick are:
  • Length is adjustable from 81cm to 94cm (32" to 37") in 2.5cm increments
  • Weight is 400g
  • The stick diameter is 19mm
  • It is fitted with a RFD19 rubber ferrule size 19mm internal diameter

Soiree Folding Walking Stick from Switch Sticks - Ruby



Elegantly engraved 'Soiree' Switch Stick in Ruby is ideal for special occasions. This is a lightweight, adjustable and folding walking stick. Colours: Shaft - Ruby Red with silver engraving. Matt red handle and red rubber ferrule with silver band and red wrist strap. Gift boxed and comes complete with draw string bag and velcro tie strap.

The dimensions of the folding walking stick are:
  • Length is adjustable from 81cm to 94cm (32" to 37") in 2.5cm increments
  • Weight is 400g
  • The stick diameter is 19mm

Switch Sticks Crutch - Ocean



The Ocean Switch Sticks Crutch has a deep blue base colour featuring circles of blue hues. Switch Sticks have adopted the popular Continental European crutch standard which are renowned for their comfort and use of ergonomic materials. They are lightweight, being made from high grade aluminium which gives superior strength and durability. The handles are made from TPR for extra comfort and grip. They are open cuffs and so will not grip your arm. Reflectors allow for extra added safety and are tested and approved to TUV standards.

The dimensions of the crutch are:
  • Length is adjustable from 75cm to 97.5cm (30-39") in 2.5cm increments
  • Weight is 550g
  • Will hold weights up to 100kgs
  • The stick diameter is 19mm

Switch Sticks Tripod Seat - Bubbles



The Switch Sticks Bubbles Seat stick is a contemporary folding seat stick featuring a seat folds out onto a tripod providing you with a comfortable seat when resting whilst providing support when walking. Truly Funk-tional! It is ideal for use on hard surfaces, and it is easy to transport as it is made of lightweight aluminium frame with black plastic seat and rubber feet.

The dimensions of the seat stick are:
  • Length is 86cm to handle
  • Seat height is 56cm
  • Weight is 960g
  • The stick diameter is 19mm
  • Maximum weight capacity 100kg (approx 16 stone or 220lbs)
  • It is fitted with a RFD19 rubber ferrule size 19mm internal diameter
Created On  7 Aug 2017 10:15  -  Permalink
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New Seat Sticks for Days Out


If you are planning some days out or weekends away this August our blog this week will certainly be of interest. We have taken stock of some brand new seat sticks and we are sure they will be a hit with our customers this season.

The Packaway Seat Stick



The first is the very useful and compact Packaway Seat Stick. This is a contemporary and robust folding seat stick that comes with its own sturdy carrying case.  The portable Packaway seat stick can be used on soft or hard surfaces thanks to an interchangeable ground plate and rubber ferrule system. Made in Great Britain, this stick will provide reassurance to many of you who find walking long distances difficult, or just want to take the strain off your legs for a little while when out and about this season.

Further details of adjustable seat stick are:
  • Length is adjustable between 84 to 92cm
  • Height to seat when seated is adjustable from 79 to 86cm
  • Length when folded is approximately 33.5 cm
  • Weight is 1kg
  • Very sturdy stick, able to support a maximum user weight of 125kg (19.5 stone)
  • Made in the UK



The Promenade Dark Brown Leather Seat Stick

The Promenade Leather Seat Stick is a classically styled seat stick that features a dark brown leather sling seat and handle covers. Whether you are walking on hard or soft ground, this stick is up to the challenge as it comes packaged with convenient interchangeable rubber and point-and-plate (spike) ferrules - just attach the relevant tip and the other can be attached further up the shaft so that it isn't lost. The Promenade Seat Stick is also adjustable to suit your height when walking and while sitting. So whether you are using this for long country walks or for walking around in town, this is a sturdy, practical addition that can easily be stowed away in the car when not in use.

The dimensions of the adjustable seat stick are:

  • Length is adjustable from between 77 to 97cm
  • Height to seat when seated is adjustable from 61 to 81cm
  • Weight is 1090g
  • The stick diameter is 20mm
  • The recommended user weight limit is 100kg
  • It is fitted with interchangeable spike & rubber ferrules

We hope you like these new seat sticks as much as we do, but if you would like to see our full range, why not visit our Seat Stick page at the Stick & Cane Shop today?

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Created On  2 Aug 2017 12:25  -  Permalink
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New Dress Canes at the Stick & Cane Shop


Our blog this week was going to feature three brand new sticks that we have just started selling at the Stick & Cane Shop. However, on adding it to our website today, one of them sold out in the first 5 minutes! Still, with it being this popular, we will certainly be getting the beautiful Art Deco Mother of Pearl & Onyx Black Derby Walking Stick back in stock soon.

A Classic Parquetry-Styled Walking Stick

The other two new sticks are absolutely delightful. The first is very similar to one that we sold previously, but made with better quality wood. The Exotic Parquetry Derby Walking Stick in Ebony, Maple and Padouk Wood is sure to be a hit with our customers. This is a rather unusual parquetry-inspired derby cane for the walking stick connoisseur.  The striking handle is made from laminated strips of ebony (black) maple (cream) and padouk (dark red) wood.  The shaft is made from black beech wood, with a dark red stained strip to complement the padouk wood. This cane has a classic styling that will look great no matter whether you are using it for day-to-day use, or for a night out on the town!



The dimensions of the derby stick are:
  • Length is 94cm
  • Weight is 330g
  • The stick diameter is 20mm
  • It is fitted with an "RFA19" type rubber ferrule size 19mm internal diameter

An Evening Cane for those Special Occasions


If you are looking for an extra-special stick, for those classier occasions, look no further than the Chrome Plated Filigree Promenade Cane. This is an elegant Promenade Dress Cane made with exquisite attention to details. The hollow chrome plated handle features a basket-weave pattern on the two broader sides and a filigree pattern on the two narrower sides.  The shaft is black painted beech wood, fitted with a discreet non-slip rubber ferrule, that will provide stability while also protecting the tip from knocks and dents. An ideal stick for those black tie events!



The dimensions of the promenade cane are:
  • Length is 92.5cm
  • Weight is 280g
  • The stick diameter is 18mm
  • It is fitted with an 'A' type ferrule with a 16mm internal diameter


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Created On  14 Jul 2017 13:53  -  Permalink
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Beautiful Spring Themed Floral Walking Sticks


As we approach Easter and with the weather now seeing an improvement, we are hoping that the cold and frosty days of winter are now behind us. The flowers in our gardens are starting to bloom, so we thought we would have an equally floral Spring theme in our blog post this week.

With the Easter bank holidays upon us, many of us will be out and about this bank holiday weekend too, so what better time of year to update your walking stick? Whether you require a stick as a regular mobility aid, or perhaps you just need a bit of stability and support when out at the shops, we have a range of sticks available that feature a range of beautiful spring floral patterns.

So why not spend a few moments today browsing the gorgeous sticks below and we wish you a happy Easter and a (hopefully!) sunny Spring.

Tea Party Adjustable Walking Stick - Muted Floral



The Tea Party Extending Derby Cane in muted floral design is an elegant walking stick that has become an indispensable accessory for the well-dressed woman in need of a little support and balance. The Tea Party canes are suitable for everyday use and they also make elegant finishing touches for wedding, garden party or Royal Ascot ensembles.

The dimensions of the adjustable walking stick are:
  • Length is adjustable from 77cm to 100cm in 2.5cm increments
  • Weight is 317g
  • The stick diameter (top section) is 20mm
  • The stick diameter (bottom section) is 16mm
  • It is fitted with a locking nut and rubber ferrule
  • Will take an RF99 type rubber ferrule

Elite Folding Walking Stick - Multi Floral



The Elite Folding derby cane in Multi Floral design is a wonderful choice for those looking for a portable stick for Spring. Features a matching patterned handle and brass collar. Light weight and very attractive.

The dimensions of the folding walking stick are:
  • Length is adjustable from 82cm to 92cm in 2.5cm increments
  • Weight is 405g
  • The stick diameter (top section) is 22mm
  • The stick diameter (bottom section) is 19mm
  • It is fitted with a RF92 rubber ferrule size 19mm internal diameter

Tea Party Adjustable Walking Stick - Peach Floral



The Tea Party Extending Derby Cane in peach floral design is an elegant walking stick that has become an indispensable accessory for the well-dressed woman in need of a little support and balance. The Tea Party canes are suitable for everyday use and they also make elegant finishing touches for wedding, garden party or Royal Ascot ensembles.

The dimensions of the adjustable walking stick are:
  • Length is adjustable from 77cm to 100cm in 2.5cm increments
  • Weight is 317g
  • The stick diameter (top section) is 20mm
  • The stick diameter (bottom section) is 16mm
  • It is fitted with a locking nut and rubber ferrule
  • Will take an RF99 type rubber ferrule
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How Are Walking Sticks Made?


Have you ever wondered how walking sticks are made? Well, today we have a fantastic video from the people at 'How It's Made' on the Discovery Channel, which breaks down the process from sourcing the wood, preparing it, fashioning it to finishing it and adding all the embellishments we know and love on our walking canes. The focus in the video below is on wooden crook sticks that you can find in our Country Sticks section of our website, but many of the processes involved are similar for a wide range of our canes.

If you are curious and have a spare few minutes, be sure to check out the video below!

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