Vintage Austrian Stubai Ice Axe
Marked “Stubai Made in Austria"
c. 1930's-1950's, 20th century
32"l x 11"w x 2.25"h
© Vintage Winter
Still as stout as the day its was made with a wonderful patina that only comes with age. It features its original wrist leash, negative tip clearance pick, solid wooden shaft, curved adze and traditional shaped spike. A wonderful old wooden ice axe. Stamped (see photos). Nick/small Gouge on base of handle (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.