"Pepper Tree" Chestnut Crook
Beautifully milled and carved to imitate pepper tree wood, this crook is truly one of a kind. Made of a single piece of sweet chestnut that is bent, slightly scorched and highlighted with a satin finish. Height is approximately 54 inches and includes a nickel-plated ferrule at the bottom. Each crook is handmade in Germany from natural materials, so variations will occur. We are certain you will appreciate the quality and uniqueness of this one-of-a-kind item!
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.