Antique Austrian Stubai Wooden Ice Axe

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Vintage Austrian Stubai Ice Axe
Marked “Stubai Made in Austria" 
c. 1930's-1950's, 20th century
Wood, Metal
30"l x 11"w x 2.25"h
© Vintage Winter

Still as stout and durable as the day its was made. This Stubai axes' wood shaft has a wonderful patina that only comes with age.  It features its original web wrist leash, negative tip clearance pick, solid wooden shaft, curved adze and traditional shaped spike.  A wonderful old wooden ice axe. Stamped (see photo). 

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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