Here in our broom shop, every broom is hand crafted with equipment that was in service at the time of the Civil War.
Each broom is individually made one at a time.
The brooms are made using "broom corn". Broom corn is actually a type of sorgham that is grown spacificaly for making brooms. It does look like corn when it is growing but it has no " ears" and where the tassel would be on corn there is a seed head that contains the fiber that the brooms are made from.
Our walking sticks are made from several types of hard woods but we use hickory for most of them.