Antique Austrian Stubai Ice Axe

Vintage Austrian Stubai Ice Axe
Marked “Stubai” on the pick.
c. 1930-1950, 20th century
Wood, Metal
34"l x 11"w x 2.5"h
© Vintage Winter

Still as stout as the day its was made. Stamped label says "Stubai, Mod. Wallner, Made in Austria"

In 1742, Tradinghouse Volderauer was established by a group of local blacksmiths living and working in the Stubai Valley. These master craftsmen later founded the Stubai Tooling Cooperation in 1897. While the company can only trace its beginnings to the mid 1700’s, the Stubai Valley has a long and rich history of blacksmiths dating back to the 14th century.


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