Anytime you will be hiking on rough ground, you will need one of these sturdy walking staffs. They are durable and strong enough to withstand all types of weather and terrain. We have walking staffs available in many types of wood with a variety of designs and sizes. This makes it possible for anyone to find their preference. Browse the selection below to find the one you most prefer.
A walking staff is different from a typical walking cane or stick in a couple of ways, both in its history and its function.
The walking staff, or hiking staff, has been used ever since human beings have walked upright. A five to seven foot sturdy wooden pole, the walking staff was used by all people in mountainous areas. Carrying a walking staff around allowed them to climb up and downhill with skill and speed.
Today, people are still using the walking staff for hiking and other wilderness activities. The reason that a walking staff is extended in length is for stability. When you step off a rock outcropping larger than the average step, a walking staff will assist you almost like an extra long third foot! The length of a walking staff allows hikers to reach out ahead of them and increase your balance in a safe, downward step.
While many people search out a stick from the woods when they need one, a specifically marketed walking staff is a sure bet and can be a lot more interesting! It is hard to find just the right thickness, weight and height for a walking staff. But if you have the time, and there are many dry sticks along the ground, it can also be a fun hunt!
Because most hiking injuries occur while traveling downhill, a walking staff combined with the skill to use it properly can drastically reduce your risk of falling and getting hurt.
One of the most valued gifts you could give to an avid hiker or walker, a walking staff will be adored by almost any outdoor enthusiast. Especially a walking staff made from straight grained woods such as fir, spruce, cherry, walnut, oak or ash. Find a walking staff with carved designs, or one with the natural knots from the piece of wood it was fashioned from! Heads can be carved directly into a shaft, or a mounted feature carved separately from matching or contrasting material.
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Carved Walking Stick
When something is both purposeful and attractive, such as a carved walking stick, it is simply hard to resist! You will love the beautiful woods and carved designs in our carved walking stick collection. Great for hiking in the woods and as an everyday walking aid. A carved walking stick will help you get from place to place with balance and style!
We have casual canes for the normal, everyday situations. No need to dress up today! When you have a lame or injured leg, it is convenient to have several different canes just like shoes and outfits—that fit the occasion as needed. If you aren’t wearing a top hat and tie, there is no reason why your cane should be formal as well! Our casual canes are great for trips to the store, getting around the house and other typical scenarios.
Casual Walking Canes
No need to go all out! We have casual walking canes for the typical scenarios in which you simply want a little extra support and balance. Or, of course, there are those of us who love to have casual walking canes just for the fun of it, even if we aren’t injured or recovering from a surgery! Our casual walking canes are made with great quality, and are simple enough to take you through the day with casual style!