The adze end of the head is only 4cm (1.6) wide. There are no serrations on the underside of the head point. Made by a blacksmith from the Stubai Guild based in and round the Stubaital Valley near Innsbruck in Austria.I take the date of this one to be around 1960. In 1960 the Stubai Guild changed it's legal structure to be come less of a Guild and more of a commercial organisation. Sometime shortly after that Stubai products began to use a new Logo of a Mountain and the old Diamond logo was discontinued. The head of this axe has the Diamond logo and the handle has the remains of a modern coloured decal with a Blue Mountain logo.
I interpret this as the axe having been made around the time of the transition. That makes it almost 60 years old. It has has the kinds of minor dings and marks you would expect from some normal use.
It has not been heavily used. The steel parts are darkened and have some faint surface rust. The hickory shaft isgenerally good with not too many dings. As well as the remains of the blue decal there is an old tape mark partway down.The head , ferrule and spike are all securely attached with absolutely no play whatsoever. No significant gaps between the steel and wood. The adze has a curved shape. Unusually there is no mark for specific blacksmith or designer and no model name. If I were keeping this I would clean up the steels with a brass wire brush and give the wood a light treatment of linseed oil. I have left it as I found it. No offers thanks, the price is fixed. Will be sent by a Hermes fully tracked service. Please check out my other items. I DO NOT OFFER COLLECTION IN PERSON. Parcel size 95 18 6 700g Searchterms walking ice axe, climbing ice axe, Alpine mountaineering, mountainwalking, mountain climbing, winter gear, Eispickl Piolet Man cave wood handle Please also check out the items in the CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEAS category of my shop.
The item "Vintage 1960s Austria Stubai 90cm Alpenstock Alpine Walking Ice Axe Stick Wooden" is in sale since Sunday, November 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Climbing/ Mountaineering\Ice Axes". The seller is "figuerez" and is located in Northwich. This item can be shipped worldwide.