"Jambis" Chestnut Crook
This crook is a conversation piece! The intricate carvings of this Jambis-imitation design highlight the excellent German craftsmanship.
Made from a single piece of sweet chestnut that has been slightly scorched with a satin finish. No two are alike--natural variations of the wood and hand craftsmanship ensure that each piece is unique. Height is approximately 54 inches and is finished at the bottom with a nickel-plated ferrule.
In 1868, in the small community of Lindewerra, Germany, an unassuming man named Johannes began producing walking sticks as supplemental income. It was his son, Louis, who took production to a new level—by developing new styles, tools and techniques.
During the volatile post-WWII years, the business was moved from Lindewerra (in East Germany) across the border to Bad Sooden-Allendorf (West Germany). By the 1970s, over 600,000 sticks were produced annually. As production and facilities grew, the business expanded into orthopedic walking aids.
Today, the same family now employs over 40 craftsmen in two production facilities. Their focus remains on classic walking sticks, natural canes and hunting sticks. Alloy and carbon poles have also been added to their product offering. Although they are outfitted with modern and efficient equipment, many of wooden sticks are crafted the same way they were in 1868—by careful hands, vintage tools, and unparalleled skill.