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. 

 

ISLE OF SKYE / SCOTLAND

FOR A HIGH OFFICE

FOOTNOTES

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

The Secret History of the Sword / fencing classics / wordpress

FENCING STICKS

These light Ziegenhainer are fencing sticks and intended for regular training. Their modern dimensions were developed in collaboration with a fencing school. Their length is 950 millimeters and the diameter is 22 millimeters. These sticks are very quick and stiff. Their elasticity only comes to light when the load increases.