Vintage Austrian Stubai Ice Axe
Marked “Stubai Made in Austria Mod. Wallner"
c. 1930's-1950's, 20th century
34"l x 10.5"w x 2.25"h
© Vintage Winter
A wonderful old wooden ice axe in excellent condition. This ice axe is stout and still could be used today! It features its original red cotton wrist leash, negative tip clearance pick, solid wooden shaft, curved adze, traditional shaped spike and a carabiner hole. A wonderful old wooden ice axe.
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.