Swiss pickaxe, surplus
If there's a country where they've always made very vintage inspired, "Man, Beard & Flannel shirt" kind of stuff, it's Switzerland. This mountain pickaxe is a genuine army issue item with a beautiful ol' leather carrier.
A pickaxe is a handy thing to have when you have to dig into rocky or otherwise hard ground - turn the blade around and you have a chisel-like edge for cutting roots. When there's one guy with a pickaxe and one guy with a shovel, digging foxholes is a breeze! Try it!
You probably don't actually need a pickaxe in your everyday life, but you'll want this as a motivational wall hanger: scaling a mountain is sometimes hard using just your hands.
Made of steel and wood. Length about 50 cm, weight 1,3 kg.
Included is a very, very nice looking leather carrier which also has a handy belt loop to keep the pickaxe at reach all the time.
Genuine Swiss army kit
Old, used, in nice shape overall. However we wouldn't really recommend taking this with you for actual mountain climbing business. The pickaxes and the carriers are usually dirty after decades of storage (the carrier of the pictured example was dated 1943!), so some wiping and greasing will do wonders.
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Bryan M. 10.05.2019
I put boot leather Nikwax on the leather sheath and it looks good as new. Really handy tool in the garden.
Daniel S. 19.05.2019
Military equipment is traditionally excellent stuff; it combines durability with very affordable prices. Army surplus finds its way to the civilian market in the following way: the armed forces of one country or other decides to get rid of big batches of perfectly serviceable gear due to cuts in military budgets, said gear becoming obsolete or redundant or some other similar reason. Some of this stuff then finds its way to our storehouse, sometimes directly, sometimes through a third party. Every once in a while we even get random batches of collectibles and rarities from obscure corners of the world.