European  Cornelian Cherry.

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. 

 

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

HISTORICAL FENCING STICKS

These light Ziegenhainer are fencing sticks and intended for regular training. Their modern dimensions were developed in collaboration with two european fencing schools. 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.