If you haven't yet got a
nutcracker at home perhaps you will be gripped by the passion of collecting such
figurines when you visit this site. You won't be alone in that. In
many places in good old Europe, America and also Japan there are both famous
individual collectors and Steinbach-Collector-Clubs. The largest
collection known to us at present is owned by Claudia Davis in Hayden Lake, USA
who has over 5,000 which she recently inherited from her father Hal Davis.
I have been able to personally sign many a figure for Hal Davis in the last few
What joy, what historical
mystique and what enormous value is contained in such a collection!
Our colorful wooden companions
have forefathers. It has been established that Aristoteles possessed a
nutcracker with a lever-age around 330 B.C. Old figures from history become
collector's items in their special and individual styles. On the other
hand it's funnier to imagine Napoleon, Bismarck or Hindenburg as a nutcracker.
Even nowadays a nutcracker
figure is not simply a tool. No, our nutcrackers are symbolic
figures. They will help you to crack the spice of life. Strong,
powerful, genuine and loyal like their forefathers over the centuries, they do
their duty. Always ready to ward off evil from their owners. They
are kind companions, venerable and respectable figures, but never objects of
ridicule, as an Eastern ideology claimed for a time.
As a small boy I shouted
"hurrah" when our king (F. August III) came. He was loved and
respected and incidentally much cheaper than a President today! All our
nutcrackers deserve respect whether it's the old craftsman, hunters, princes,
soldiers, pioneers in spirit and deed and technique. Yes, it's quite an
impressive community which has come together in the Steinbach nutcrackers.
The hidden attraction in their wooden hearts quickly grips their owners.
Dear friend; look for the
STEINBACH brand name from our workshops. Not all the illustrations found
on this website are still in production. They can only be bought for a lot
of money and as antiques. You'll have to start looking for them now!
We wish you great pleasure when
collecting our future models too. With warmest greetings and regards
Christian Steinbach Senior
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