Introduced in 1992, Steinbach's Chubby designs were first called "Juniors." The name Chubby has stuck, though, and they represent some of Steinbach's most popular nutcrackers.
The hand-painted Steinbach Chubby Irishman Nutcracker is signed by Karla Steinbach and dressed in a green shirt and brown pants and holds a Christmas tree and snowman. This beautifully crafted nutcracker is hand-crafted from the finest materials and stands 12 inches tall. It is a delightful addition to any collection, sure to become a family heirloom.
The Steinbach nutcracker tradition began centuries ago in the Alpine regions of Germany. In legend, the nutcracker possessed miraculous powers, bringing good fortune and protection from evil spirits, and the more elaborate their decorations, the stronger their powers. The Steinbach family began producing wood products in 1832. Today, Herr Steinbach and his daughter, Karla, continue the tradition. Steinbach Nutcrackers are timeless family heirlooms to pass down from generation to generation.
Each Steinbach Nutcracker is created using eight major processes - from the cutting of the wood to the hand-painting of details - and can involve up to 130 separate procedures. Each hand-crafted Steinbach Nutcracker is made in Germany by the artisans at the renowned Steinbach factory. The history, quality, detail, and superior craftsmanship of Steinbach nutcrackers is unmatched.