German Christmas Nutcracker - Forest Ranger


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German Christmas Nutcracker - Forest Ranger - 37cm / 14.5 inch - Volker Füchtner

This traditional nutcracker was designed by Füchtner.

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Wilhelm Friedrich Füchtner (1844-1923), known the world over as the "Father of the Nutcracker" carved the very first nutcracker around 1870. His home workshop in Seiffen, the small toy-making village in the middle of the Erzgebirge in eastern Germany, is still the home of the finest nutcrackers.

In 1872 Wilhelm Füchtner, known as the “father of the nutcracker,” made the first commercial production of nutcrackers using the lathe to create many of the same design. The figures created by him were the prototypes of the world-renowned Seiffen nutcrackers. 

Six generations later, Volker Füchtner honors his great-great-great grandfather by producing nutcrackers in the old tradition in the same home workshop-the birthplace of the nutcracker. Each Füchtner nutcracker is stamped "Füchtner - First Famiily of the Nutcracker," hand-signed by Volker Füchtner and includes the Füchtner family story in both German and English.