SOLD - Vintage Attenhofer "GRINDELWALD" Ice Axe
This very scarce antique "Grindelwald" model was manufactured by Adolf Attenhofer in Zurich, Switzerland who was better known for his skis and the "ALPINA" ski bindings which were the least expensive and thus the most common bindings on the market during the 1920's. The ice axe has been cleaned of rust which slightly blistered the metal on the head, but this now gives it a very authentic look. The leash sliding eyelet & stop are still attached but the actual cotton leash disintegrated a long time ago. Adolf Attenhofer won the Swiss Ski Championships in 1917 while working developing skis at Ettinger Skis. This an exceedingly rare & collectible Ice Axe for the antique collector or for displaying in your home or ski lodge.
- 1930's - 40's
- Zumikon, Zurich, Switzerland
- A true collectors item!
- L 90 cm x 28.5 cm (Length of head)
- Wood, Metal