WILD CORNEL TREE (CORNUS MAS)

The legend, the wood, the stick.

THE ZIEGENHAINER

 

The Ziegenhainer is a very solid weapon made of wood and became the last duel bastion for German students. I am pleased that the interest in such a historical replica has flared up.This piece is an honor present an ambitious German fencing master.

 

FOODNOTES

Only with such an Ziegenhainer scepter in your hands were challenges accepted.

 

For historical Ziegenhainer already sums have been offered which any wife of a stick lover would drive insane, if they should ever know the sum.

 

Ziegenhain is a village near Jena and has become very popular as a place of manufacture of these knotsticks. Hence the naming.

INTERESTING SOURCES

www.linkfang.de/wiki/Kategorie:Studentisches_Brauchtum_und_Ritual

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