Steinbach Toy Soldier German Nutcracker-Limited Edition-Signed

Steinbach Toy Soldier German Nutcracker-Limited Edition-Signed A cherished member of the nutcracker tradition the Steinbach Signed Limited Edition Toy Soldier Nutcracker is part of the Nutcracker Suite series. An original character from the beloved ballet this toy soldier is immaculately detailed with a traditional military hat and ornamental jacket detailed soldier boots and a musket on his shoulder. He stands at a majestic 18 inches tall. The toy soldier is one of a 10000-piece limited edition signed by Karla Steinbach. This piece is made of genuine high-quality wood has been hand-carved in Germany and is completely painted in freehand. Truly worthy of a family heirloom a centerpiece of a collection or just a wonderful holiday display piece.About SteinbachSteinbach is recognized for the unique design of its wood-carved creations developed many years ago by Herr Christian Steinbach. The Steinbach family started making nutcrackers and other items in the 1800s in the Alpine regions of Germany. The tradition of creating hand-carved Steinbach German Nutcrackers is carried on by the Steinbach family which remains responsible for the product concept development design manufacture and quality control at the Hohenhameln factory in the northern region of Germany.Steinbach items are highly collectible. If you are starting a new collection or adding to your existing collection you will love these unique masterpieces. These treasured collectibles are handed down from generation to generation.The Making of Steinbach NutcrackersEach Steinbach nutcracker is produced using up to 130 separate procedures. Genuine hardwood is cut and shaped into specific sizes and parts. The wood is then turned by hand using an ancient process that creates smooth clean surfaces. The pieces are lathed polished and drilled before they are turned over to experienced craftsmen who prime and spray them repeatedly alternating the process with drying to produce an even tone. Carving comes next; wood-carving artisans use knives and finely honed skill to add personality

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