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Antique Swiss "P. Schild & Sohn"  Ice Axe

SOLD - Antique Swiss "P. Schild & Sohn" Ice Axe

This is a very rustic & clean looking 1940's ice axe made by P. Schild & Sohn in Kandersteg, Bernese Oberland Switzerland. It is in very good shape with some normal usage wear including a few dings. The name "P. Schild & Sohn" is engraved on one side of the head and Sport Elmo Zurich (Sport shop which sold climbing gear) on the other side. The cotton leash disintegrated a long time ago, but the leash stop & sliding eyelet are still attached.

The forge was founded in 1906 by Peter Schild, his son Peter Schild jun. made himself a name as excellent ice axe smith. The original Schild & Sohn forge is now a historical monument & can be visited in Kandersteg.

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Data sheet

Year
Circa 1940's
Origin
Switzerland (Kandersteg / Bernese Oberland)
Comments
Rustic & clean!
Size
L 80.0 cm X 27.0 cm (Width of head)
Material
Wood, Metal
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