God bless us, every one thanks to the 17 in. Steinbach Bob Cratchit with Tim Nutcracker! The beloved Dickens character, Tiny Tim, appears with his father, Bob Cratchet, on this finely crafted nutcracker. This beloved pair is constructed of genuine hardwood and is hand shaped, carved and painted by expert craftsmen. The multi-step process that makes a Steinbach nutcracker superior to others has been in the works for six generations. All nutcrackers are hand-turned and hand-carved to exact specifications by highly trained artisans. Meticulous attention to detail is exercised right down to the freehand painting that gives every nutcracker greater value. With function taken highly into account on all Steinbach nutcrackers, they're as practical as they are beautiful. Order the Steinbach Bob Cratchet with Tiny Tim nutcracker today, and feel good about the symbol of love and hope these two will bring to your home.
Steinbach is recognized for the unique design of their 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.
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 Nutcrackers
Each 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 and detail to the pieces. Finally, the painters take over; trained German artists paint these nutcrackers freehand. The result is a truly unique, one-of-a-kind product that is a must-have for collectors and art-lovers alike.