Vertical Archaeology

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German Hobnails

One unopened box of four sided standard mid-sole hobs circa 1939. These nails were attached to the middle area of the forefoot and heel to increase grip and fill in the smooth sole. Muggers...

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1961 Thomas Black & Sons Catalog

A 1961 Thomas Black & Sons catalog complete with the beautiful “Good Companions” cover and an amended price list insert. This catalog is offer in its entirety as a unique historic document. The pages...

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Leeper Z-Nuts

Sizes 2,3,4,5, and 7 of Ed Leepers Z-nuts. I believe there were 7 sizes of these offered, 1 thru 7. Ed Leeper debuted these new in late 1978/early 1979. They were an interesting idea but had...

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1928 Sporthaus Jungborn Catalog

This catalog showcases many items the modern mountaineer would recognize. There are pitons, carabiners, rappel rings, and hammers that look a bit like the types we still use. Sporthaus Jungborn seems to have been well stocked with...