Spiraled Chestnut Crook
Single piece of beautiful chestnut wood that has been bent, flamed and twice turned to create a unique double spiral design. Modeled after a German walking stick called "Ziegenhainer", which was traditionally shaped by wrapping a honeysuckle root around the branch of a cornel cherry tree.
Finished with a nickle-plated ferrule at the bottom, this crook is approximately 54 inches tall. Each piece is created by hand, which guarantees a unique and beautiful product.
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.
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Mike E from Oregon
Very happy with my crook. Very useful.
Virginia T from Ohio
It was purchased as a gift for my Pastor's Pastoral anniversary. It arrived well packaged, and carefully contained. It was much more beautiful, than the catalogue picture gives justice to. I would highly recommend purchasing from Premire 1 Supplies.
Donald C from New York
Nice looking and study staff. But I am only using it for a sermon example and decoration!
Ginger K from Colorado
Very pretty. But this was bought to use, not look at and upon the first use it snapped at the top. It was a Christmas gift so I mark it as a fail for practical use but a pass for looks as a decoration piece.
Judy C from California
This is a beautiful work of art, an unbelievable price for a handcrafted item.