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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Robert K from Virginia
Arrived in a timely fashion, well made, and good craftsmanship. We are using this shepherd's crook to honor one of our retiring elders, who has served for many years—a fitting gift. This may become a tradition for us, including where we purchased the staff.
Michael W from Oregon
Very nice walking/fishing stick... helps me walk easier & get stuck flies from bushes, LOL :)
Michael B from New Jersey
Excellent workmanship and quality of wood!!!
Tracey P from Georgia
Works well with young Boer goats but too small for the grown ones.
Gayle E from Virginia
I love it. It's light yet feels sturdy. It might be a bit long for me. I can cut it down if necessary.