Vintage "STUBAI ASCHENBRENNER FÜHRERPICKEL" Ice Axe
This is an original vintage ice axe "Stubai Aschenbrenner Führerpickel Ges. Gesch*" (all engraved on the head). The axe is very good condition and shows signs of very minor wear. The original canvas wrist strap is still attached and the axe has been cleaned & polished. A beautiful item to enhance your home or chalet.
*Ges. Gesch = Registered trademark"
For some history, Peter Aschenbrenner was an Austrian Mountain Guide (1902-1998) who was involved in the early expeditions to climb Nanga Parbat in the Himalyas. He developed an ice axe in the early 1930's and got the Stubai company to manufacture it for him.These axes became almost universal in the mountains from the mid 1930's right up to the 1960's when fibre-glass, metal and alloy shafted tools began to take over. There were many variations, some of which appear to have been custom made. Batches were made for German and Swiss mountain troops during WWII.
- Austria (Stubai)
- Excellent shape!
- L 80 cm x 31 cm (Width of head)
- Wood, Metal, Canvas