Coat of Arms to be found in the archives for genealogical research,
bestowed on Friedrich Steinbach the 7th of May in 1602
Magic Of Nutcrackers
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 decades.
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