Target Stick with Stag Horn
Hazel shooting stick with genuine European stag horn fork at top and leather wrist strap. Two piece design threads together for easy transport and storage. Approximately 65" tall when assembled. Base is fitted with a metal tip protected by a rubber ferrule.
The stag horn tops are collected by gamekeepers from European stags that shed their antlers annually. The horn is ground, sanded and polished before being fitted to the natural wooden shaft. No animals were harmed in the collection of the horn.
As each antler and piece of wood is unique, no two items are alike. Natural variations will occur and dimensions are approximate.
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.