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The legend, the wood, the stick.


Working sticks have accompanied me since my training. That was over forty years ago. My colleagues often needed several sticks a year. Simply because they could not withstand the stress. But there was something, the dogwood. A natural super material. He was last used at a crate where the bull was locked up. Where an iron bolt on the heavy wooden gate failed, the dogwood held. The wood leveraged the bull's energy. It is called Herlitze here. A very long liaison started.


In my first job I was shepherd. A shepherd's stick made of cornel tree was the most powerful long throw machine I've ever had. Hard, elastic and literally indestructible. Not very nice, because I left the bark on for protection.

After this shepherd time, a beautiful young girl spoke to me, "Please give me this stick for herding the geese." I could not resist. What ended with a joung woman started again with a friend. I pulled out all the available registers to surprise them. For this particular project, I spent time about two hundred hours. It should be the best wood , natural colors, nature glue, resin paint, real accessories ... nobody should be able to determine that these parts, have not made from a american native. That was my private claim.


The origin of my family name is related to a very piece of wood. A popular wooden sword for an ancient special fighter unit are responsible for the word creation.

Our ancestors fought naked in the old days and soot-blackened. Night these melee specialists pounded against heavily armored soldiers with their wooden weapons. With great success. Whoever saw the white in their eyes in the moonlight was dead. Of these Germanic elite units, a secret society, the name Harier has been preserved, as well as some of their wooden weapons. It is unbelievable that the perfect Roman legionaries suffered heavy losses against such a simple device. Again and again.

With the modernization, these warriors eventually wore armor themselves.From the Harier, a member of a special night fighter unit, became Hariberath, the armored warrior. In the high German spelling, the name changed to Harbarth.




This quarters are from a dead tree. The Swiss call this form Toblerone. So to speak the Matterhorn in wood. Remains of wooden swords were dug up on the battlefield of Kalkriese. Known as the Varus Battle. Indication of source : The Secret History of the Sword / fencing classics / wordpress


These Harier swords looked like split wood for the stove. Only much longer. The weight was estimated by the scientists after excavation finds to about three pounds. Indication of source : Martial Arts Expert History channel "Warriors" (Germania defeats Roman oppressors)