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Antique Austrian Wooden Ice Axe

Vintage Austrian Ice Axe - 7
Marked QUALTI MARKE FRANZ SENN BRKGEN FULPMES
c. 1900's-1920's, 20th century
Wood, Metal
"l x "w x "h
© Vintage Winter

An early Austrian ice axe named after the famous priest Franz Senn.  Mr. Senn was a pioneer in the mid to late 19th century with numerous first ascents particularly in the Stubai region.  A founder of the Austrian and German alpine associations he was attributed with bringing tourism into this Austrian region.  This ice axe features its original cotton wrist leash, neutral tip clearance pick, solid wooden shaft, flat adze and traditional shaped spike.  A stunning old wooden ice axe.

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