A pair of vintage wooden ski’s from PGH Geschwenda, an old DDR company. Bamboo ski poles with leather straps and a pair of brand new Henke leather ski boots, size 43.
“In 1956, the Swiss factory Henke introduced the buckle boot, using over-center levered latches patented by Hans Martin to replace laces. Laces spread the load across a number of eyelets in the leather, whereas the buckles concentrated the load at only a few points. To spread it back out again, the boots featured C-shaped flaps that stretched over the opening where the laces would be, to the side where the buckles were located. These had the added advantage of also helping block snow from entering the front of the boot.”